What's On Cardiff: Our Guide to the Best City Events June 2019

What’s On Exchange Hotel: Exciting Cardiff Events in June

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At The Exchange Hotel, we love it when our what’s on Cardiff guides are filled with so many amazing events and this June, visitors to Cardiff are spoiled for choice with so many fun things to do.

There’s a huge selection of top quality club nights to choose from, as well as a few fantastic festivals and one of a kind cinema experiences.

We’ve already covered all the best Cardiff gigs to look forward to this year, so check out June’s line-up for some of the city’s best live music events as well.

However, if you are visiting Cardiff this month, or are lucky enough to live nearby, here’s all the other top events we’ve featured in our what’s on Cardiff guide for June.

And All That Jazz!

When: 6th

Where:  Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Get those jazz hands at the ready, as we kick off our what’s on Cardiff guide to June with a Jazz Festival.

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Celebrating the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s 70th birthday, this amazing event showcases the talents of past and present students, whose work is now enjoyed across the country.

Be prepared for Big Band tunes and recognised artists like Snowpoet, as they storm the stages of the Amser Jazz Time Festival in Cardiff this June.

Check out the full line-up here.

All That’s Missing is the Sea

When: 8th

Where: The Globe

The drinks might not be free but, there’s likely to be plenty of fun and sunshine for everyone at The Globe this June.

Get your tickets to the biggest 80s club night of the year, as organisers run through every top track of the decade.

From the biggest, loudest power ballads to the cheesiest pop tunes, go and relive the amazing 80s for an evening in Cardiff’s favourite nightlife venue.

Book tickets for just £6 a pop, or get the gang together with a group ticket for just £20.

Get Into the Carnival Spirit

When: 8th

Where: Tramshed Cardiff

Seeing as summer time is on its way, Cardiff will be celebrating the sun with a Rio Carnival in the Tramshed this June.

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Bringing exotic wonders from halfway across the world to the city’s favourite events venue, there promises to be plenty of sequin-clad carnival performers, South American inspired street food, creative cocktails and so much more.

The carnival is coming to Cardiff this June, make sure you’re there when it arrives.

Tickets start at just £8!

Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind – Anytime

When: 8th

Where: DEPOT

Time to Break Free from the usual cinema experience to enjoy one of 2018’s greatest movie hits, Bohemian Rhapsody, with a superb singalong set up.

DEPOT are inviting their audiences to get involved in another interactive movie experience, giving everyone the chance to be a superstar, just like Mr Mercury himself.

There’ll be plenty of street food vendors, selling the perfect movie snacks, and loads of live entertainment, both before and after the film.

Get your tickets to be part of this sensational movie extravaganza for just £8 per person.

Sit Down to Tea with Some 60s Divas

When: 9th

Where: The Exchange Hotel

Swing back to the 60s in Cardiff this June, as we host our very own Divas of the 60s Afternoon Tea.

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Set to be a superb sixties inspired event; we’re providing live entertainment from the stunning tribute artist, Emily Clark.

She’ll be using the historic settings of The Exchange Hotel as her stage, bringing legends to life, with songs from the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey and Etta James.

All this, and a seat at one of our amazing afternoon tea services for as little as £29.99! What are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.

A Sizzling Summer Rooftop Party

When: 10th – 12th

Where: Jacobs Market

One week, three rooftop parties and it’s all happening on the rooftop of Jacobs Market this June.

Get Funky event organisers will be showcasing the talents of some of the very best live DJs in the country, hosting an amazing three-day party high above the rooftops of the city.

Don’t wait for the weekend to live it up, spice up the start of your week at any one of these exclusive summer rooftop events.

Tickets are selling fast for just £15, get yours soon to enjoy the best of what’s on in Cardiff this June.

Watch the Clouds Roll Away

When: 14th

Where: Portland House

Rewind to a time when most songs in the charts had a heavy helping of soul at the beautiful Portland House this June, as The Dock of the Bay Night returns to Cardiff.

Taking the very best soul and Motown songs from decades gone by, DJ’s Shelley Barret and Liam Curtin will be keeping the crowds dancing with well-known hits and a few obscure tracks from their vinyl stacks.

You can experience a soulful start to the summer this June in Cardiff, for just £5 per ticket.

Knights at the Ready? Now Joust!

When: 15th – 16th

Where: Cardiff Castle

The best thing about having a medieval castle in your midst is that you can host all sorts of exciting ancient events, against a historically accurate backdrop.

Joust! Cardiff Castle - what's on Cardiff june
Credit: @TheKnightsOfRoyalEngland – Facebook

This June, Cardiff Castle welcomes The Knights of Royal England back into the keep for a weekend of daring displays from times of old.

Expect brave knights on horseback showcasing spectacular stunts, medieval minstrels entertaining the masses and warrior workshops for the little ones.

Book tickets to this amazing event, starting at just £6 per child and £10 per adult. Family tickets are also available from £30.

Get Hands-On at St Fagan’s Craft Weekend

When: 15th – 16th

Where: St Fagan’s

From the moment visitors set foot in the ground of St Fagan’s, they can see a long history of making and local crafting.

Displays in the museum’s galleries include ancient artefacts over two centuries old, made by the hands of the earliest people who settled in Cardiff.

Celebrating the time-honoured crafting tradition, St Fagan’s will be hosting an interactive craft weekend, inviting visitors to drop in for a variety of hands-on experiences giving everyone the chance to make something special.

Entry is free but charges may apply for some activities.

A So Solid Summer Session

When: 22nd

Where: DEPOT

It’s that time of year again, where the smell of charred food floats through the air, from back gardens around your neighbourhood.

DEPOT - So Solid Summer BBQ - what's on Cardiff June
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Bringing the beauty of BBQ to a larger audience, DEPOT will host a huge summer event backed by the soundtrack of retro garage superstars.

This daytime party invites audiences to dine on delicious delicacies, fresh from the grill, and slurp special summer-inspired drinks in the sun. Garage legends, So Solid Crew, will be taking care of the entertainment at this unmissable summer event.

So, if you didn’t get an invite to your neighbour’s back garden barbie, don’t feel left out. Just pop along to DEPOT and kick off a summer of sizzling events in style for just £15 ticket,

Discover Some Welsh Tradition

When: 21st – 23rd

Where: Cardiff Castle

The wonderful Welsh language is something truly unique, with its preservation and continued use being something that is specially celebrated in Cardiff.

Tafwyl Festival - what's on Cardiff june
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At Tafwyl, visitors can enjoy immersing themselves in Welsh culture, sampling everything from live music and art to traditional Welsh food and dramatic performances.

Discover all you can about Wales’ proud history and the country’s celebrated language, at Tafwyl Fair and Festival this June.

Entry for all is free and all ages are welcome.

The Music of the Night

When: 23rd

Where: Wales Millenium Centre

It’s no secret that Cardiff loves its music, therefore it’s no surprise when an evening dedicated to the magic of musicals comes to Wales Millennium Centre this June.


If you’re a fan of the theatre, and can’t resist singing along to the likes of Les Mis, book tickets to enjoy a night of epic performances, from the biggest stars of the stage.

Tracks from everyone’s favourite musicals will be performed live, backed by the charismatic Novello Orchestra, blowing audiences away at this unmissable event in Cardiff.

Book tickets to A Night at The Musicals and prepare to be amazed. Prices start at £26.50.

Cardiff’s Open Air Theatre Festival Returns

When: 27th – 3rd August

Where: Sophia Gardens

One of the best things about summer in Cardiff, is the return of the Open-Air Theatre Festival.

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival - what's on Cardiff June
Credit: @cardiffopenairtheatrefest – Facebook

This year audiences can expect to see everything from classic plays such as Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, to special outdoor screenings of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

In June, a top 80s comedy Hi-de-Hi, will be adapted and performed live on stage for eager audiences who love a bit of vintage TV.

Showing regularly throughout June, don’t miss your chance to see this slice of TV gold, brought to life from the Sophia Garden’s theatre.

Book tickets, starting at £17 per person.

Bottoms Up at the Gin and Rum Festival

When: 28th

Where: Portland House

Savour the flavour this June in Cardiff, as over 60 different rums and gins arrive in the capital city, ready for the tasting.

This fun festival has travelled the UK, proving popular with people who love their liquor and like to try something new.

Tickets include souvenir glasses, live entertainment, workshops, masterclasses and, of course, a huge selection of well-stocked fun themed bars.

Prices for drinks are £5 each and tickets to the event are just £12, bookable for alternating afternoon and evening sessions.

All Hail the Return of The King

When: 30th

Where: St David’s Hall

If you harbour a Burning Love for Elvis and get All Shook Up at the sound of his voice, get ready to celebrate everything that made the man the legend he is today.

Ben Portsmouth has been honoured with the title “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” in Memphis and has been hailed on social media as the most uncanny Elvis impersonator of all time.

His talents have left TV hosts speechless and his audiences spellbound, wondering if the King truly does live on.

It’s Now or Never Elvis fans, get your tickets to watch the Taking Care of Elvis band, and the world’s number one Elvis tribute act, perform live at St David’s Hall this June.

You can book your tickets online, and prices start at £32 per person.

Where to Stay in Cardiff this Summer

With so much to see and do in Cardiff this June, why not book yourself a stay at The Exchange Hotel and put yourself in the heart of all the action?

Exchange Hotel Group room for four

Our central location means our guests are never far away from the city’s most exciting events venues and landmarks. This makes it extra easy to tick as many specially selected events off our what’s on Cardiff guide as possible.

Call 0151 236 0166 to arrange a stay in any of our luxurious Cardiff Hotel rooms, or take a look at our special offers and packages, perfect for booking all-inclusive group visits. 

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