Big Love Festival. 18th-21st July 2024. Usk, South Wales.

Circus, Cabaret & Dance Shows

We’ve got a dazzling array of circus, dance, theatre and cabaret acts for you this year, taking place in the enormous new Big Top, on the outdoor Aerial Stage and at various pop-up performances around the site.

Shows and acts for 2024 include:

Strange Weather

by Splatch Production

Strange Weather is a spectacularly silly outdoor circus performance. The sunshine tries to steal the spotlight, but the wind and rain are never far away. A wild outdoor show, featuring synchronised swimming slugs and snowfall in summer. Nature puts on a showstopper performance.

Gardd y Sér (Space Garden)

by Birdhouse Circus

How do you water your plants in Space?  An uplifting, gravity defying performance from The Birdhouse Circus.

Widow’s Rock ‘n’ Rollium

Adults only – late night 18+ show

If you like your cabaret with a side of danger, then this is for you!  

Widow’s Rock ‘n’ Rollium brings the fierce femme energy to Big Love, with a rock cabaret that doesn’t hold back.

The show’s namesake and host, Frances Widow, has gathered a lineup of international sideshow freaks, circus moshers, and burlesque rock ‘n’ rollers for this Big Love Festival special edition. Be prepared to be shocked and amazed as these rockers entertain, disgust, and captivate with acts of unapologetic, anarchic revelry.

We’ll see you down the front!

“Danger, sleaze, high energy, chaos, and all manner of sideshow delights. Widow’s Rock n Rollium is not a show to miss!”

Draig Ar Haf (Spring Dragon)

Twilight LED show by The Birdhouse Circus

Brace yourself for an electrifying sky spectacle! From the depths of the dusty underworld, ‘The Birdhouse Circus’ light up the twilight on Big Love’s outdoor Aerial Stage. Followed by…

It’s Just A Ride

by GracieB

GracieB Presents a delightful multi-hula hoop act. She tantalises the audience with flirtatious light-play, then takes them on a visually spectacular journey to an unexpected finale. Its just a ride, get on board, strap in and prepare to have your visual senses dilated. 

Bring a picnic and don’t forget your hat!

Dance Blast Aerial Extravaganza

by Monmouth Youth Contemporary Circus Company

An aerial spectacular from Monmouth Youth Contemporary Circus Company. 

Presenting Birdwatching walkabout

by Monmouth Youth Contemporary Circus Company

Observes the spring cleaning rituals of the flighty flock of woodland creatures that inhabit the surrounding woods of Big Love Festival.

More Acts TBA

There are plenty more circus and cabaret acts still to come, plus some great surprise walkabout acts.

Feeling inspired? Try some circus skills

Fancy seeing if you’ve got what it takes to join the circus? Why not sign up for one of our Aerial Workshops, with classes for adults, teens and younger children over the weekend!