Tafarn

Our lively public bar is a great place to kick off your night, and the best place to meet locals and travellers. We have a huge selection of Welsh beers, ciders and spirits for you to sample while you get to grips with a bit of the local lingo with our regular customers. Ask the staff about our great guest drinks specials!

Our basic food menu is available daily from midday until 9pm and lets you sample delicious local produce at affordable prices - with 25% off your food if you're a guest of ours!

We also run 3-4 live music nights a week, showcasing some of the best talent in South Wales and beyond. We have a relaxed Open Jam Session every Tuesday, a popular Open Mic Night every Wednesday, an in house DJ every Friday and live bands playing nearly every Saturday!

Live Events

THE BIG SESH

OUR VERY OWN FESTIVAL!

The Big Sesh is coming to NosDa, are you?

This Easter Bank Holiday weekend, The Big Sesh will be taking over NosDa Hostel & Bar for a two day live music festival curated by NosDa and Pass The Buck Promotions.

The lineup for the free entry event comprises of over 15 acts over the two days and includes local favourites, Hang11, FIOLED and Joe Kelly & The Royal Pharmacy. Headlining the festival are Charlie Says, a fun female-fronted four piece from Cardiff and JoJo & The Woods, a Canadian folk-rock band currently residing in Newport.

As well as the music, there'll be a variety of food on offer, a glitter bar by Pixiedusthut, private rooms & dorms available in the hostel above, and the bar will be open from midday until late. Booking in advance for accommodation is advised and all the updates for the event can be found through Facebook NosDa Hostel & Bar and at www.nosda.co.uk

Pass The Buck Promotions
The Big Sesh

Open Mic with The Freeway

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have The Freeway Band host this weeks edition!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!

Link Here!

FAERS + Tom Auton

Nice line up for this weekend in April at our favorite venue NosDa Hostel & Bar. FREE ENTRY and music from 20:30

FAERS

‘Not Far Away’ is the lead single from a four track EP, to be released in early 2019, with a racing homecoming to previous form. The sublime new cut brings with it that same energy that saw them sell out The Borderline, The Lexington and Camden Assembly.

Their previous offerings in 2016 found support from new music stalwarts Gary Crowley at BBC Introducing and John Kennedy at Radio X. As well as high praise from CLASH Magazine, Gigslutz and Fred Perry Subculture.

“There are shades of Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Twang all in the mix here. Indie pop you can dance to.” Fred Perry Subculture.

Tom Auton

Releasing his 1st EP at 17, making it to number 36 in the iTunes charts. His second EP 'BIG LITTLE GLASS BOWL' cements a very current rock/blues sound.

Tom is a self taught guitarist and pianist and has been playing both instruments since the age of 9.

After winning two national 1st place awards from 'Open Mic UK' (2014) and 'Future Music UK Song Writing Competition' (2015).
Even the iconic guitar maker Fender included Tom on their top ten list of undiscovered artists.

Inspired by performers such as John Mayor, BB King and Royal Blood, Tom has supported the likes of Jack Savoretti, when he was 14

RHYS DAVIS & The Liberators and guests

RHYS DAVIS & The Liberators headline the NosDa Hostel & Bar in Cardiff.

Featuring a supporting cast of some of the best around! Six Sided Men, Christian Punter and AidenKeryn.

FREE GIG! Music from 8pm.

Star Wars Special Mini-Con then GIG!

Live from a galaxy just the other side of the river... and celebrating Star Wars Day in association with Cardiff Mini Con... it’s Whitehall Parade!! Special guests to be announced soon... save the date!

MINI CON
Cardiff Mini-Con is a FREE event that will showcase the very best in independent artists, writers and musicians from South Wales and will offer a unique opportunity for creators and fans alike to meet in a relaxed environment.

Exhibitors will be appearing throughout the day with a large selection of works available to discover, showcasing the future of Wales’ growing influence within the comic and pop culture scene.

Cosplayers will be attending and live music will be playing later into the night...there’s also alcohol available at the bar.
So join us on Saturday May 4th for comics, art, cosplay, music and beers!

We will endeavour to make this one as star wars themed as possible & always looking to include your ideas.

Just drop us a message

GIG LATER
Whitehall Parade

WHITEHALL PARADE - Seven piece rootsy folk rock band based in Cardiff (formerly known as The James Clode Band).

The band is based in Cardiff but to date (2015) has recently performed at a number of venues, events and festivals across the UK including the Watchet Music Festival, C2C Country-to-Country Festival and the Welsh Perry & Cider Festival at Caldicot Castle.

Our music is a combination of up-beat, foot stomping tunes and softer, more folk-orientated melodies.

The Kinky Wizzards

The Kinky Wizzards are one of the most audacious, exciting and fun instrumental rock jazz bands to have exploded in the music scene. The Welsh trio, comprising of bassist Mathew ‘Miffy’ Griffiths, drummer Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths and guitarist Ryan Elliott offer an unforgettable pyrotechnical kinky display of musical wizardry where you can expect anything from flying drum sticks to slapped bass to indulgent yet infectious guitar solos, all packaged in ludicrous song titles such as ‘Door Dancing Penny Collector’ and ‘Stomp Foot Syndrome’.

Since releasing their debut album ‘Tasting Toadstools’ of predominantly bass and drums, the band has sold records worldwide and has already garnered a solid reputation, having played the London drum show to an audience including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, been featured on DrumTalk TV and opened for Frank Zappa’s band members, The Mothers of Invention. The band has also endorsed and demoed gear for worldwide manufacturers Mapex and Seymour Duncan.

The band released their sophomore record ‘Quirky Musings’ in March of 2017, introducing Elliott’s writing to the catalogue. The record has sold internationally and has been praised by fans and critics alike for the instrumental prowess on display from the trio, as well the playful interplay, grooviness and sense of fun. All of which is showcased in their live performances.

The Kinky Wizzards are three extremely dedicated musicians who set out to push musical boundaries whilst always holding their notorious sense of humorous wit that will thrill any lover of instrumental music.

The James Davies Trio,

Made up of ‘Miffy griffiths (Bass) and Jiffy Griffiths (Drums) from the ‘Kinky Wizzards’ offer a solid experienced backline to the talented James Davies from ‘Wynt’ (Vocals and Electric/Acoustic guitar).

All 3 of these boys have spent years working with different artists each building a well-known portfolio platform for themselves.

James has a long catalogue of original material that the brothers wanted to help push, also expanding and creating the ‘James Davies Trio’ and alternatively pushing them into new territory.

It’s only the beginning of something that could have great potential.

King Cerulean

King Cerulean is an accoustic covers band from Cardiff, UK!

Thewardensound

The Warden creates music of the coast and the mountains, bringing old lines into new songs.

 

 

 

LINK HERE

Rob Lear and guests

This Saturday 18th of May we are happy to announce that the incredible Rob Lear Music will be playing along with Yasmine Davies and Ben Dain-Smith!

Entry is free so fill up on beer and enjoy the sweet music of Rob Lear and guests!

 

EVENT HERE

Carus Thompson / Jim Blair / Christian Smith

We are very excited to announce that we have Carus Thompson to headline this special evening on the 25th of May 2019!

Having shared a stage with some of our favourites songwriters he's coming to NosDa, supported by Jim Blair - Jim Blair - Hip Route Solo (Hip Route) and Christian Smith Music!

CARUS THOMPSON
Originally making his name as part of explosion of the Australian Roots movement in the 2000’s alongside good friends The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd and Pete Murray, troubadour Carus Thompson is a first class songwriter who’s songs & stories connect. As well as his Colonial mates he's toured with Jack Johnson, Dave Mathews and Damien Rice, however in the UK it was his 3 tours opening for folk star Seth Lakeman that really put him on the map, earning him some BBC2 play through folk-roots aficionado Bob Harris.

February 2019 sees Carus again touring the UK opening for Seth on his Theatre Tour.

http://carusthompson.com

Jim Blair - Hip Route Solo

Usually part of the three piece Hip Route Jim's solo material is just as enchanting, especially when handling a slide!

Christian Smith Music

Heartfelt, honest Americana rock from a young Cantabrigian

Open Mic with The Freeway

 

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have The Freeway Band host this weeks edition!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!


LINK TO EVENT

Open Mic Night with Brad Dickenson

 

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have our very own Brad Dickenson as host this week!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!


LINK HERE

Open Mic with the Freeway

 

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have The Freeway Band host this weeks edition!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!


LINK TO EVENT

Penny Rich and Company

Our local favourite alternative grunge band Penny Rich is teaming up with Bristol's Up Shot and Swansea's Heavy On The Ride for an epic night of punky blues and grungy rock!!!!

Headbangers are encouraged for this exciting line-up!

The gig is FREE but please bring some change as there will be a beer-bucket for the bands time !

 

LINK HERE 

Open Mic with The Freeway

 

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have The Freeway Band host this weeks edition!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!


LINK TO EVENT 

Open Mic with The Freeway

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have The Freeway Band host this weeks edition!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!

LINK HERE 

Open Mic with The Freeway

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! The Freeway Band are hosting this Wednesday! (25th of September)

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!

LINK HERE

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