The Biggest Cardiff Gigs Not to Be Missed in 2019

The Biggest Cardiff Gigs Not to Be Missed in 2019

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It’s an exciting year ahead as stars and legends of music take to the stages in Cardiff’s most prominent stadiums, theatres and castles. We’ve looked ahead for the biggest and best Cardiff gigs of 2019, to make sure you don’t miss out.

Whether you love new music, have a passion for dance classics and DJs, or simply can’t get enough of the good old days, there’s a whole host of Cardiff gigs for everyone in 2019.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Where: Cardiff Castle

When: 24th May

Seems the sky isn’t the limit for some, as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds just seem to be soaring higher and higher.

In 2018, they were awarded the Mercury Prize in recognition of their album Who Built the Moon and have since toured the nation and the rest of the world to sell out crowds.

Starting things off in style, in one of the city’s most iconic locations, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Cardiff Castle comes in at number one on our guide to the biggest Cardiff gigs of 2019.

Spice Girls

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Where: Principality Stadium

When: 27th May

Viva Forever indeed, and these ladies are certainly doing just that, as the Spice Girls reform and return to stadiums and arenas across the UK, performing for sold-out crowds.

In 1996, the misfit girl band landed on the radio waves with their hit song Wannabe, after this they stormed the world, spreading the message of Girl Power everywhere they went.

Now they’ll be bringing the message of “people power” to their fans, belting out some of their biggest hits, minus Mrs. Beckham of course.

Don’t miss the chance to Spice Up Your Life in 2019, at one of the biggest Cardiff gigs of the year.

Olly Murs

Where: Motorpoint Arena

When: 28th May

Taking to the stage in Cardiff to bring you his All the Hits Tour, Mr. Murs will have all his top songs Wrapped Up in one energetic crowd-pleasing performance.

Sing-along with your favourites and dance the night away as this cheeky ex-X Factor contestant makes your Heart Skip a Beat with his infectious smile and relatable personality.

Judge Jules Hosts Ministry of Sound

Where: St David’s Hall

When: 31st May

From pop to drop, Judge Jules makes his way to Cardiff as a live orchestra drops the biggest dance classics at St David’s Hall.

The Annual Ministry of Sound Classic Show brings back all the biggest and best music of the early 90s dance scene, something Judge Jules remembers as a special time in his career.

“After hosting the first ever The Annual Classical show in London, I know what an amazing evening is in store for everyone.  The Ministry Of Sound is such an iconic name worldwide that has always been leading the way for dance music. With the club having been a big part of my career over the years, hearing these classic tracks from the original The Annual compilations reworked by an Orchestra reminded me of what a special time that period in the 1990s was for everyone involved, be they DJ or clubber. It’s going to be a big night!”

Get ready for an exciting night as all your favourite dance classics are brought to life in Cardiff and welcome an icon from the dance scene to St David’s Hall this summer.


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Where: Motorpoint Arena

When: 1st – 2nd June

They’ve had their Seasons in the Sun and now they’re back Flying Without Wings around the country on their Twenty Tour. A celebration of two decades filled with chart-topping hits and 14 number one singles.

The setlist is one to sing-along to, including all of the band’s greatest songs, plus some new and previously unheard material from a hotly anticipated new album.

It’s been seven years since the boys last performed together, and now they’ve reformed and are ready to show the world they’ve still got it.

Take That

Where: Principality Stadium

When: 8th June

As far as boy bands from the 90s go, Take That basically dominated the charts and the hearts of adoring fans everywhere.

Seems that when they reunited in 2006 they were Back for Good and, despite being two members down These Days, they’re still pumping out the hits.

They’ve brought us approximately A Million Love Songs in a back catalogue that spans almost three decades, and they’re not about to stop any time soon.

Returning to stages this year and performing all their greatest hits live and in person, this is one of those Cardiff gigs that will go down in history. Plus, the Cardiff show is the only one to be screened live in cinemas all over the country.

Could It Be Magic? We think so.

Kelly Jones

Where: St David’s Hall

When: 8th June

Striking out on his own again, Stereophonics frontman, Kelly Jones, will be taking his soothing, gravelly voice all over the UK this year.

Stopping off in Cardiff, Kelly Jones will be performing a string of well known Stereophonics hits alongside his own new and latest tracks.

As with most of Kelly’s work, this tour will be a long story told through the medium of song, inspired by his own life experiences, and his time with the super successful band.

Mumford and Sons

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Where: Motorpoint Arena

When: 10th June

After the shock of postponing their gigs late last year, Mumford & Sons will be planning to play as intended, for their eager fans in June.

As far as Cardiff gigs go, this one promises to be a special one, as it’s the biggest production the lads have put together yet.

Bringing songs from their latest album, Delta, as well as a set list including all our favourite Mumford tracks, it’ll be one heck of a knees up in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, for sure.

Elton John

Where: Cardiff City Stadium

When: 15th June

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One of the world’s most iconic names, faces and voices will be putting on one of the most amazing Cardiff gigs this year.

The landmark event promises to be a spectacular send-off for Sir Elton, as he says “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” for the final time in a large scale outdoor showcase.

All the greatest hits from his decade-spanning back catalogue will be performed to a huge stadium-sized audience. Don’t Go Breaking His Heart and get tickets to this epic finally of a fantastic artists live career.

And, if you’d like to check out even more stunning landmarks, check out our pick of the 7 best Cardiff places to visit here.


Where: Principality Stadium

When: 20th June

After the overwhelming success of her 7th album, P!nk has taken her Beautiful Trauma album worldwide.

The singer-songwriter has managed nearly 50 shows stateside, 42 in Australia and New Zealand and now she’s embarked on the European section of her two year world tour, which is coming to Cardiff this June.

Her performances have been hailed as energetic and on point, as she gives her all with new and old tracks making an appearance on the set list.

Get The Party Started with P!nk at the Principality Stadium this June in Cardiff.

Sounds of The City

Where: Cardiff Castle

When: 28th – 30th June

Starting out in Manchester, and focusing on bringing the biggest names in Indie, Pop and Rock music to eager audiences, Sounds of the City has now spread it’s wing to Cardiff in 2019.

Three exciting Cardiff gigs make up an incredible line-up of popular music, performed in the city’s most historic landmark; Cardiff Castle.

So far, the line-up includes;

The Killers, after being named as Saturday night’s headliners at this year’s Glasto, will be making their only other UK appearance in 2019 at Cardiff Castle. Expect nothing but a string of their best-known hits and a standout performance from the Las Vegas lads.

Manic Street Preachers will be taking to the stage at Cardiff Castle, not far from their hometown, to perform to a sold-out audience this June for Sounds of the City. Since 1986, the Preachers have created a global fan base and will be performing their 1998 album, This is My Truth Tell Me Yours, in full at this hotly anticipated Cardiff gig.

Paul Weller will be the third and final headliner of the Sounds of the City Cardiff gigs, coming to Cardiff Castle with his latest live album “Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival”.

The Style Council and Jam frontman will no doubt be on top form, as usual, dipping into the greatest hits of his career, fans know and love so well.

These three back to back Cardiff gigs will no doubt be known as the highlight musical event of the year in Wales’ Capital city.

The Zutons

Where: Caerphilly Castle

When: 12th July

Another Cardiff Castle will be playing host to one of the biggest indie bands of the 21st century this year.

The legendary Zutons will be celebrating the 15th birthday of their debut album “Who Killed the Zutons” with their adoring fans.

After an 8 year gap, the band reformed in 2016, realising their music was still relevant and their fans were eager as ever to hear more.

Could this be the start of Zuton fever all over again?

Groove Armada

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Where: Caerphilly Castle

When: 14th July

Cardiff’s largest Castle will welcome yet another set of superstars across the moat this year.

Groove Armada will descend on the capital city, giving their contribution to the impressive list of 2019 Cardiff gigs. The dynamic dance duo are famous for hits like “I See You Baby” and “Super Stylin’” and can rock a stadium or castle with the same ease as a pub or basement bar.

Go get your groove on in a real-life Cardiff castle this year as Groove Armada comes to town.

Feels Like Summer ft Bananarama, Bonnie

When: 20th July

Where: Sophia Gardens

The soundtracks of summer often involve one or two nostalgic tunes, and one of the newest Cardiff gigs for 2019 will see a line-up of retro artists fill the front lawn of Sophia Garden’s this summer.

Headline artists Bananarama will be joined by the one and only Bonnie Tyler. Even the lycra-clad Mr Motivator will be making one of his energetic appearances.

Roller discos, gin bars and street food vendors will ensure it won’t be a Cruel Summer in Cardiff.


Where: St David’s Hall

When: 17th September

Since 2013, Hozier has come a long way. Originally recording his music in his parent’s loft, the Irish artist now lays claim to a huge fan base which includes ex-President of the United States, Barrack Obama, among them.

Coming to Cardiff in 2019, Hozier performs his latest work from a second critically acclaimed album Wasteland, Baby!

Expect emotionally charged lyrics, soft melodies and Hozier’s hauntingly powerful voice to fill St David’s Hall at one of the top Cardiff gigs of 2019.

The Exchange Hotel

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If you’re looking for a place to stay once your gig has finished, then look no further than the spectacular Exchange Hotel.

The Exchange Hotel is bursting with history, charm and character and is therefore perfect for an overnight stay. This luxury hotel is an architectural masterpiece that has been lovingly restored and is at the foremost of the hospitality industry.

Ideal for a romantic summer break or a holiday with friends, The Exchange Hotel is a must stay for those looking to explore the city.

Sound good? Contact our helpful team on 02920 107050 or book here, we can’t wait to hear from you. And, for more information, head over to our Facebook Page.

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