A photo of Broadside Hacks who play live at The Gate Arts Centre on 11/09/2021

Broadside Hacks @ The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

Saturday 11/09/2021
  • Broadside Hacks @ The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • Date: Saturday 11/09/2021
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £15
  • Age Restrictions: 14+
  • Venue: The Gate

Broadside Hacks is a new folk-collective, founded by Campbell Baum and comprised of brilliantly talented individual artists – among them Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock and members of Goat Girl, Sorry and caroline.

Clwb Ifor Bach will be hosting Broadside Hacks at The Gate Art Centre in Roath, Cardiff, for a seated live event. Tickets are on sale now.

What the hell is Broadside Hacks? Is it a band? Is it a label? Is it a club? Is it a promoter? It’s all of those things. Simplest to call it a collective, reckons Campbell Baum, its founder. Simplest, as a listener, just to accept Broadside Hacks as a mark of something interesting, of a way of approaching folk music that combines creative freedom with respect for the past.

Simplest to understand Broadside Hacks does not mean musicians steeped in the folk clubs, but musicians who have created their own folk club to create their own understanding of the tradition. Simpler than that, it’s a group composed of an array of brilliantly talented individual artists – among them Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock and members of Goat Girl, Sorry and caroline.

What was assembled as a little group of like-minded players to play together once a week, in turn grew into a wider group of an unspecified number north of 10 but south of 20, who make up the floating membership of the performing band Broadside Hacks.