Pre-match entertainment for fans attending the 2019 JD Welsh Cup Final at the Rock will be provided by two acts from the BBC Horizons/Gorwelion project. The Pitchforks will be opening the entertainment in the pre-match fan zone with an acoustic set and will be followed by a set from Welsh DJ duo Roughion.
The Pitchforks are a four-piece rock band from Treorchy in the Rhondda, while Aberystwyth based DJ duo Roughion are looking to break into the electronic music scene. Tracks by both artists have been used in the ‘Road to the final’ videos as part of the FAW’s build-up to the big day.
BBC Horizons/Gorwelion is a scheme in Wales which helps develop new, independent contemporary music. The FAW works with the scheme to help promote Welsh based bands and artists to a new audience mainly through the FAW’s online content.
This will be the second time BBC Horizons/Gorwelion will be at the JD Welsh Cup Final after Eadyth and Alex Evans performed at last year’s event.
Road to the Final
There’s much more than just the football going on at The Rock as we celebrate the 132ndJD Welsh Cup Final. Here’s all the information you need if you’re coming along to watch the match.
FC Cymru will be providing the live in stadium coverage for you and will be moving around the ground to get everyone in the mood ahead of kick off with interviews and music.
Fan Zone & Live Music
The Pitchforks and Roughion will be appearing on the JD Welsh Cup Final Fanzone stage from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.
There will be a marquee selling refreshments, including alcoholic beverages. However, the stadium will be operating a 'Drink not Drunk' policy and anyone who is too intoxicated will not be permitted entry. No alcohol will be available inside the Stadium.
Become a Ref Experience
The ‘Become A Ref Learner Experience’ will also be situated in the fan zone area where supporters can have a go on deciding what action to take in varying refereeing scenarios. Find out more information on how to become a referee at www.becomearef.wales.
Pre-Kick Off Entertainment
Pre-match ceremony entertainment will come from KLA, who are a dance group from South Wales and recently reached the Final of the BBC’s hit Saturday night programme; The Greatest Dancer.
The Latin formation group were founded in 2015 by former Latin American formation dancers Amy Booth, her sister Christie White and their best friend Laura Carpenter. The school from Newbridge, will be performing a specially choreographed routine, as part of today’s opening ceremony.
Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau will be performed by Craig Yates from Only Men Aloud. He joined Only Men Aloud just after they were formed and has been with them ever since. He studied Singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and spent a year, training in St Petersburg, Russia. He works for Welsh National Opera and the Wales Millennium Centre, both as a singer and in their education and outreach departments.
FC Cymru – The Matchday Magazine – Free Download
FC Cymru – The Matchday Magazine for the JD Welsh Cup Final is available to download by clicking here. Copies will also be distributed at the turnstiles on a first come first served basis.
The Matchday Magazine includes features on both the Nomads and the Saints.
Only those with official FAW car park passes will be allowed entry to the stadium car park, however, local businesses are supporting the JD Welsh Cup Final providing usage of their car parks.
Kwik Save Supermarket will be the main stewarded car park. There will be a charge of £2 per car with a percentage of the proceeds going to a local charity.
The Tesco Supermarket car park is also available for use for those attending the JD Welsh Cup Final.