Big Love 2016

2016 marked Big Love’s first year after the success we’d previously had with Troyfest. The inaugural Big Love Festival included acts like Ibibio Sound Machine, Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling), Wrongtom & The Ragga Twins, Beans on Toast, Soom T & Jstar.

Ibibio Sound Machine
Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling)
Wrongtom & The Ragga Twins
Beans on Toast
Soom T & Jstar
Afrikan Boy
Jodie Abacus
Telephones (Berlin)
Johnny Cage & the Voodoo Groove
The Fantasy Orchestra
Francis Inferno Orchestra

DJs, Beats, Pop-up Parties & Promoters

  • Alfresco Disco
  • Cardiff’s Blue Honey
  • TEAK
  • Bodyworks DJs
  • City Bass
  • Gung-Ho
  • Fantazia
  • Big Swing Sound
  • Hype Man Sage
  • Rumpsteppers
  • Richie Vibe Vee
  • Chrome Kids
  • MOOD
  • Dutty Girls
  • Bump’n’Grind
  • Ecklectic Mick


BBC Horizons stage, showcasing:
CaStLeS, Danielle Lewis & Roughion


Live sessions programmed by Cardiff venues Clwb Ifor Bach & Gwdihw, including The Brwmys, Rum Puppets and Mike Dennis.


  • Trax on Wax with King Tubby’s vintage dub sound system
  • Cosmic Warehouse Party
  • Woodland disco
  • The Vintage Remix Ball
  • Fireworks display
  • Award-winning street food including Dirty Bird, Slow Pig, and El Salsa