donnie joe’s American Swing @ The Cardiff International Food Festival 2015
This past Friday it was our pleasure to perform at the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival in Cardiff Bay. This is a huge event that goes on all weekend long. The Council transforms Mermaid Quay with stalls of food Producers, street food vendors, craft stalls, and even a farmers market all peddling their finest offerings. There are a couple of bars and even a Champagne Bar just behind the bandstand.
The bands performs on a Victorian Style Band Stand throughout the day which is flanked by several dozen tables either side and a large open space in front for people to stand and watch or have a dance. We performed twice in the day, at 12pm and 5pm, and couldn’t have wished for better weather. The sun was beaming down on Mermaid Quay really making the whole day one glorious experience.
Beyond the performers on the bandstand there are other street performers and entertainers there all weekend long to add to the atmostphere of the whole event. The food festival always draws thousands of people to Cardiff each day throughout the weekend. This is what makes it one of the most exciting events we are invited to perform at.
We captured a little video of the last half of the Irving Berlin classic ‘Cheek To Cheek’. It was the last number in our 2nd set and we have added the clip here for your pleasure.