Brewhouse to partner the 21st Golden Oldies veteran rugby festival


Brewhouse, Cardiff’s best live music and sports venue, is to host over 100 teams from 25 countries descending on Cardiff next week (21st August until 28th August) to take part in the world’s biggest rugby festival, The Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival.

Golden Oldies Festival Flyer

Brewhouse is supporting the festival by supplying live music acts at the opening and closing ceremonies at the Principality Stadium, as well as keeping the teams entertained on the Brewhouse stage with local acts performing during the playing days at the University playing fields in Llanrumney.

Manager of the Brewhouse, Nick Newman, said: “We are delighted to be supporting such a great event in our city. Teams from all around the world will be able to see how rugby mad Wales really is and we can’t wait to be part of that action.”

As well as supplying live music throughout the week, Brewhouse is also hosting the opening ceremony after-party and is serving a special Golden Oldie Ale, with 10 pence from each pint sold going to the Wooden Spoon Children’s Charity. The Wooden Spoon Charity aims to change the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children through the power of rugby.

Nick Newman said: “Brewhouse is a sport mad venue and so, as well as hosting the players and supporters during the week, we are also opening the doors at 7.30am on Saturday the 27th of August so players and supporters can come and have breakfast and watch the Australia versus New Zealand match.”

On Wednesday, August 25th, the Golden Oldies Festival is also going to attempt to break the Guinness Record for the world’s largest scrum, which will be officiated by referee Nigel Owens.


This is the 21st Golden Oldies Rugby Festival which are held roughly every two years in rugby loving destinations around the world. It is a veteran event where teams of men and women aged over 35 come together to play and celebrate the game.

Nick Newman added: “Brewhouse is a proud independent company and we are excited to be part of a global festival. It is wonderful to see this event in Cardiff and we are looking forward to welcoming players and supporters from all over the world to Brewhouse to show them some proper Welsh hospitality.”