All the big gigs announced for Cardiff this summer


As the sun slowly begins to rise earlier in the morning, we realize that warm weather and brilliant blue skies are just a stone’s throw away.

And the summer of 2022 is set to be good, with Cardiff brimming with live music thanks to big gigs heading to the Welsh capital in the months to come. And in addition to the stadium and castle performances, it has also been announced that the BBC6 Music Festival will take place at venues around the city. You can read more about it here.

From indie, soul and rock to cheesy pop, plus fabulous sunny festivals, here are the biggest gigs in Cardiff this summer.

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Little Mix live in 2019

Little Mix originally announced exciting details of a new UK and Ireland arena tour for 2021.

However, due to the pandemic, the band’s Confetti tour, which was supposed to start last April, has been pushed back to this year.

They will now perform at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena from From Monday May 2 to Monday May 4 and after the tour, the girls will take a break to embark on solo projects.

My Chemical Romance

As well as their three sold-out gigs in Milton Keynes and one at the Eden Project in Cornwall, the emo band will be in Cardiff Sophia Gardens to Saturday May 28.

The band was formed in Newark, New Jersey, and debuted in 2002 with the independent album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.

The band signed to Reprise Records the following year and made their major label debut with Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in 2004.

Ed Sheeran

Ed will play at the Principality Stadium in May

The pop star plays three dates at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to Thursday May 26, Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28.

They will be part of the first leg of his ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’) taking place in stadiums throughout 2022. New dates have also been announced in Sunderland, Manchester and London.


Madness will be playing a huge show in Cardiff this summer.

The giants of the 80s will perform in cardiff castle the Jubilee Weekend with a concert Wednesday, June 1.Learn more here. The concert is the first of many at the historic venue this summer.

They are no strangers to the Welsh capital and their final gig was at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena before Christmas 2021.

Lionel Richie

The legendary sweet singer is back in Wales for a gig at cardiff castle to Thursday June 2.

This concert was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 and then 2021, but is now on its third attempt for the summer of 2022.

The original tickets are still valid.

Diana Ross

Iconic Supremes singer to perform in Cardiff in June

Another one cardiff castle concert, this time it’s the legendary singer, Diana Ross on Friday, June 10.

Announced after the release of her latest album, Thank You, Diana’s 2022 tour sees her performing for one night only in Cardiff at the Castle with a setlist of her instantly recognizable hits, such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Chain Reaction and Endless Love – as well as bits of songs from his latest album.

Pete Tong

Legendary dance DJ Pete Tong will return to Cardiff Castle with his Cardiff Castle Ibiza Classics show this summer.

It will be four years since the world dance music legend and presenter of Radio 1 Essential Selection visited the Welsh capital and he will be at the castle on Friday July 8.

Learn more about his upcoming concert here.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at Castle Depot

Deposit at the Château will take place on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 in the context of cardiff castle ‘s grounds. Now in its fifth year, the festival is expected to include a Saturday evening performance followed by a family fun day on Sunday.

Among the great performers is Rag ‘n’ Bone Man who will entertain fans with a stream of hits, like Human, Anywhere Away From Here, Giant and more, and there will also be more names added to the roster in due course. , too .

Brian Adams

Another postponed cardiff castle concert, Bryan is in Cardiff on Monday July 11.

With a career spanning four decades, Adams is not short of success and her latest album, Shine a Light, features a title track co-written by Ed Sheeran.

titan party

The house and drum & bass festival is back and takes place at Alexandra Head in Cardiff Bay.

DJs such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Shy FX and Kings of the Rollers will play on friday july 15 while English deep house DJs CamelPhat will play their best dance and electronic tracks alongside Patrick Topping on Saturday July 16.

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi

The singer spent seven weeks at number one on the charts with his single Someone You Loved and is now

The Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner will perform at Alexandra Head in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday July 20.

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Mick Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew are back together for their Big Love World Tour.

They occur at Alexandra Head in Cardiff Bay on Thursday July 21.

Olly Walls

Olly Murs will perform at the castle in July

The cheeky British pop guy is back in Wales for another gig at cardiff castle to Thursday July 21.

He can currently be seen hosting new ITV Saturday night talent show Starstruck.

primal cry

The Scottish rock band performs in Cardiff Bay with Happy Mondays and Hot Chip for an unforgettable rock & roll experience.

The band will perform on friday july 22 at Head of Alexandra.

tears of fear

The 80s legends who recently had a hit with new single Tipping Point, their first in a decade, will be at cardiff castle to Saturday July 23 .

They will be joined by another 1980s headliner, Alison Moyet.

The Libertines

The Libertines will play at Bute Park, Cardiff in the summer of 2022

The Libertines are another visiting group Bute Park in Cardiff as part of a series of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of their album Up The Bracket.

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat will bring the band to Wales on Friday August 5th.

Feels like the summer festival

In August, the Feels Like Summer festival returns to a new location in Cardiff Bute Park after a two-year hiatus.

The one-day family festival will take place on Saturday August 6 with Billy Ocean headlining and Sophie Ellis-Bextor also featuring at the festival.

Other acts include the Gospel House Choir – electric house meets gospel experience – fitness legend Mr Motivator, and musicians and dancers Bloco B.

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