The Castle of Brecon Hotel sits at the top of the town and has welcomed and hosted many big names as well as rising stars of the international jazz scene. With its amazing Ballroom and panoramic views of the Beacons, this venue has been part of everyone’s memories of ‘the jazz’ from the start. That spirit will be evoked again to inaugurate BJ2018, with the sounds of a fantastic Big Band and to start the Festival (Fri 7.30pm).

The Castle Hotel will also have other events on during the weekend, see Local Beacon Guide for details. This venue is fully accessible, including wheelchair access.