About us

‘Upstairs at the Unicorn’ is a monthly evening of acoustic-based music (Though it has also featured rather distorted electric guitars…which is also fine in the broad church fostered).  Having originated in Llanhilleth as the Llanhilleth Acoustic Showcase, the evening moved to the Open Hearth in Sebastopol before finding its current – and rather splendid, welcoming and atmospheric – home in the lovely Unicorn pub on Albion Road, Pontypool.  Upstairs at the Unicorn takes place on the second Thursday of every month, starting with open mic from 8pm, usually followed by an invited guest act.