The Big Splash

The Big Splash

A celebratory weekend of fire, spectacle and entertainment. (Fri 7 to Sun 9 October)

Some of the outdoor and indoor events on both sides of the River Usk will include:

Fire Spectacular / Motorcross Stunts / Escapologist / Roller Derby / BMX Stunts / SWICA Magick / Gigantic Puppet Show BRAN / Climbing Wall / Waterwalker Balls / Danters Fairground / Food and Craft Stalls

Download a full diary and map of the big Splash site

Download the latest updates on the day to day breakdown of The Big Splash weekend: Friday 7 October

Saturday 8 October

Sunday 9 October

LIVE MUSIC on The Riverfront Outdoor Stage throughout the weekend includes; The Elasticated Waste Band, The Cherry Beats, Wonderbrass, Tattsyrup, The Mavron Quartet, and plenty more. There will also be a BUSKING STAGE between 12pm and 10pm on Saturday at the rear of The Riverfront.

STREET PERFORMERS will perform in three main areas, the West Bank (or the Riverfront foyer if wet), Newport Market and John Frost Square (or Kingsway Centre if wet).

WORKSHOPS for all ages throughout the weekend will keep the kids entertained and give adults a chance to join in too. The workshops will take place in either The Riverfront or 21-22 John Frost Square.

For the latest updates on the events, sign up to or follow @newportfestival on twitter.

Principal Sponsor: Taylor Wimpey

The Fire Spectacular is sponsored by Admiral

Event Information


Newport City Centre

Ticket Prices

Most events are Free, with some ticketed activities

Dates & Times