The trash-trad group NoGood Boyo is the only band you need to see if you've ever wondered what would happen if you locked Enter Shikari, The Prodigy and Meredydd Evans, in one room and told them to make some noise. NoGood Boyo is also the only band with an accordion to request extra security staff, and paramedics on standby after shattering dancefloors at their gig in Brittany the night before. Even without listening to a note, and whatever you think of traditional music, these facts make them like no other grassroots band coming out of Wales right now.

Dressed in attire resembling a steampunking Welsh Nana, and with their music mixing traditional Welsh language songs with the sounds of 90s rave and nu-metal, NoGood Boyo are already on their way to taking over the music industry in Wales, and they are ready to party like it's 1699. NoGood Boyo take their genre-bending 'trash-trad' label from the purists out to stop them, and the traditional music they proudly and brashly mashed up, and brought in to the 21st Century. Their uniform consists of a boiler suit, sunglasses, and a traditional Welsh hat - seen only on biscuit tins and tacky merch at Barry Island until now.

Formed in Cardiff in 2017, they instantly made a splash in the scene picking up nomination for 'Best New Artist' in the BBC Wales Folk Awards and were selected as part of BBC Horizons project and have won the Trophee Loic Raison at Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. The perfect balance of paying tribute to their welsh heritage with with all out recklessness. Go Loud or Go Home.

Posted in Arena, Friday, Mainstage on Dec 07, 2022