RISING stars The Hempolics bring sunshine and rootsy vibes to the Queens Hall, Narberth on Friday, July 26.

With an infectious mash-up of reggae, electro, hip-hop, soul, rock and pop, The Hempolics have been hailed by BBC6’s Liz Kershaw as ‘could be my new favourite band of all time!’.

Their debut album Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1 was met with huge success and great critical acclaim, was playlisted by BBC6 Music and nominated as BBC6 Music Best Album of the year. Their debut single Serious hit Number 1 in the UK reggae charts, featured on Massive Attack’s BBC takeover playlist, and they also played Liz Kershaw’s BBC anniversary show.

They will be supported by local Pembrokeshire reggae band, Bare Roots, with their own brand of fat bass lines, conscious lyrics and sweet melodies. Well known, and well loved around these parts, they were headhunted by gig promoters SPAN headhunted them after a recent gig at Unearthed Festival last month.

Tickets are on sale from the Span Arts box office or online.Tickets are £14/£12/£12 (full/Span Arts members and concessions) in advance, or £16/£14/£14 on the door on the night. The evening starts at 8pm.