8 Things to look forward to in 2017

2017 is here! January is usually the month of doom and gloom with people, holding back on spending, drinking and partying. But 2017 has a lot in store all ready. Here we take a look at what is happening so far in Barry/Penarth for 2017!

Barry Town United Vs TNS in the Nathaniel MG Cup Final – January 21st!

Both Selby brothers in action

Lee is set for a mandatory defence on January 28th in Las Vegas, but could we finally be set to see the epic showdown between Lee and Carl Frampton? Only time will tell. Fingers crossed as its one fight all boxing fans want to see.

Andrew Selby had a great 2016, capturing 2 belts and with the Barrian working his way through the rankings, could we eventually see 2 world champions from Barry?


Penarth Rocks

After a successful christmas party at Barry Leisure, Penarth Rocks returns to the Paget Rooms on April 29th. The event will be headline by Flash – Queen tribute, who stole the show at GlastonBARRY last year! With tickets just £15, it’s a must for music lovers. www.penarthrocks.com

A cocktail at Barcode

Barry’s newest establishment ‘Barcode’ opened in November, so you may not have had time to visit it in late 2016. But put it at the top of your bucket list for places to visit in 2016.

The Barry Island Weekenders

We have absolutely no idea what will be part of the Barry Island Weekenders, but expect cinema by the sea to return at least. The 6-8 week period of events has become a significant part of the Barry Island summer calendar.

GlastonBARRY 2017

This years GlastonBARRY is a special, as it’ll be the 5th one. Each year the event has grown and has become ‘The main event’ each summer in Barry. All the information we have so far we can located on this link! The main thing to note so far, is the date! Save it, July 29/30th 2017!


The Mount Rooms

New gym, new cafe, new bar, new beauty studio and of course a new hotel. All of these have to be worth trying in 2017!

Further funfair improvements

2016 was a big year for the fun fair on Barry Island. New log flume and the ride formally known as the Barry Eye being built. What can we expect in 2017? Further improvements as the Danter family continue to invest with an aim to make Barry Island the best funfair on the most amazing seaside resort in the UK!


These are just the things we know about so far! We’re sure 2017 will be another epic year in the Vale! What are you looking forward to?