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The Lost ARC

Bridge Street, Rhayader, United Kingdom
Performance & Event Venue



ART & ROOTS CAFÉ Quirky new live music, theatre and arts venue to be located in the heart of Wales. Café serving quality locally sourced, freshly made food whilst showcasing local arts, crafts and music in a relaxed and intimate environment.


Musicians of all ages, ability levels and genres are welcome to come down to The Lost ARC to make some music and have a drink. Informal and welcoming, we are looking to host a regular meeting to bring musicians together. We have a stage, we have a PA, but we may well not use either - it's entirely up to the musicians on the night. Please invite your musical friends and let's 'Make some Music' Free to play - free to listen

Oh my goodness! How exciting is this?

And again - for Jackson please read Carter - but hey! it’s not the first time! Thanks Mike Sheridan - you were right they are great pictures! Nice article too. Check out the up-coming gigs. It’s been an exciting week and that pizza oven should be in by Monday!!!!

Following the success of our 'Winter Warm-Up' we have decided to team up with the guys from Fat Cat Sound to bring you sound system sessions for all four seasons, with a great band alongside each and every time! For our Spring Sizzler we are really pleased to be bringing you live UK roots reggae from THE MAJESTIC! THE MAJESTIC have been exciting audiences the width and breadth of the country and beyond with their brand of roots rock reggae delivered in their own very visual sing a long style; its all about audience participation! Having played with and supported artists such as Gentleman's Dub Club,The Selecter, Damien Marley, Dub Pistols, Dizzy Rascal and many more, they have continued to build up a following with the release of their EP and album titled ‘Unequivocal Love’’. The present 6 piece line up consists of drums, bass, keyboards, rhythm and lead guitars and lead vocals. They have been playing the field for a number of years now, but their roots spread much longer and wider. Currently they are working on a new album, whist still spreading musical love to an ever increasing audience. Of course the mighty FAT CAT SOUND will be holding down the vibe before and after the band with the usual selectors and FULL RIG. Tickets £7.50 - keep an eye out for advance ticket deals. Ticket link will be up soon. See you in front of the speaker stack!

We’ve made the papers again ... thanks to our voters!

This great three piece covers band from Mid-Wales make a very welcome return to The Lost ARC. These guys are always busy, but haven't been to Rhayader in a little while. Mike McCarthy on bass and vocals, Simon Newcombe on guitar and our good friend, Tony Egan on Drums have a great cover repertoire, but they are polishing up their 50s and 60s numbers to keep everyone on the dance floor. Have a look and a listen here:, then make sure that you get yourselves down to The Lost ARC for this FREE event!

Tickets Now on Sale! China Shop Bull The punk hip-hop apocalypse that is China Shop Bull has gained the hearts and respectof people around the world on the back of consistent touring and the success of two album releases. Festivals appearances at Boomtown Fair, Mighty Sounds (CZ), Rebellion, Symmetry, No Man’s Land, Beatherder, Eden fest and many more have seen China Shop Bull prove themselves to be a favourite in festival, punk, rave and party scenes. Fusing countless styles and genres such as drum&Bass, hip-hop, ska and dub all mixed up and spat out with intense energy, punk ethos and attitude. Guaranteed to get you jumping. Crunch Time - King Kong - Live - One Eyed God Blasting out an infectiously ramshackle and raucous wall of sound, One Eyed God are a 5 piece combo and have been a regular fixture on the festival circuit since forming in 2011. Fusing punky ska, reggae and dub with sax driven melodies and balkan bouzouki licks, the music embodies the carnival atmosphere of a festival with lyrics showcasing both life's reality, surreality and absurdity. Money - Live - DOGHOUSE 'Techno, Punk, Clown, Trash'... previously rebel rousing frontman for legendary techno, punk band, SICKNOTE, Doghouse has returned... and this time it's personal. Having honed his sonic/lyrical attack, and with the 'Idiot Savant' at the helm, they will drag you through their Brechtian world where loners, freaks and square pegs are most welcome. Song of Praise - Live - Brassick Formed about 5 years ago and hailing from the West Midlands UK, playing loud angry hardcore punk with Brassick have a fast growing following and a reputation as one of the most exciting bands around. Ever out spoken but with a tendency not to take themselves seriously, with a true anti-fascist, anti-capitalist and pro equality message which can be heard through their lyrics and live shows. Brand new EP “Appreciate Your Concern” is out now on CD and 7” vinyl & digital download via, Urinal Vinyl, Mass Prod (France/Euro) & Iron Man Records. Strung Together - Life Best Spent - Live -

It's a very exciting day... Thank you so much for the votes that enabled this to happen.

A big shout out to The Ronnies and Peter Phillips for a fantastic night down at The Lost ARC. Amazing cakes and savouries Glorya ( sorry cant tag you) - thanks so much!