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    Live music in Cardiff Castle in the Summer of 2024

Live Music in Cardiff Castle

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Live Music at Cardiff Castle

Nestled in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle transforms into a live music venue during the summer months. The ancient stone walls echo as Cardiff Castle plays host to a diverse array of live music events. Here are the Cardiff Castle Concerts 2024:

The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer on Friday 14 June 2024

The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago. They’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Weezer’s music has been streamed billions of times, with the band selling over 10 million albums in the U.S. and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994.

Crowded House on Thursday 20 June 2024

The music of Crowded House has resounded through eras and generations since the band launched out of Melbourne, Australia back in 1985. Beyond selling over 15 million records worldwide and earning 13 ARIA Awards, a MTV VMA, and a BRIT Award, they have generated billions of streams, consistently sold out tours on multiple continents, notched four #1 albums in Australia, and captivated audiences for nearly four decades.

Avril Lavigne on Tuesday 2 July 2024

Pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne is coming to Cardiff Castle, bringing some of her biggest hits. At her Cardiff show, she will be supported by Montreal rock band Simple Plan. Since launching her debut album Let Go in 2002 - featuring iconic hit Complicated - the Canadian singer-songwriter has sold 40 million albums worldwide and got eight Grammy Award nominations under her belt.

The National on Wednesday 3 July 2024

The American quintet have enjoyed more than 20 years of success on both sides of the Atlantic. They will be joined by special guests New Zealand psychedelic rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Manic Street Preachers and Suede on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2024

Manic Street Preachers, also known simply as the Manics, are a Welsh Rock band formed in Blackwood, Caerphilly, in 1986. They form a key part of the 1990s Welsh Cool Cymru cultural movement. Suede’s debut shot to number 1 in the UK Album Charts upon its release selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK at that time.

JLS on Sunday 7 July 2024

Chart-topping boyband JLS will bring their Summer Hits tour to Cardiff Castle next year. They were runners-up in The X Factor in 2008, and their first self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies in the UK. 

Rick Astley on Wednesday 10 July 2024

His most famous song has kept him on radios and music channels for almost the past 40 years, now 1980s pop idol Rick Astley is performing at Cardiff Castle in summer 2024. He will be joined by special guests, Lightning Seeds. 

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on Wednesday 17 July 2024

Noel and his band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, will return to Cardiff Castle. Noel played an unforgettable sold-out show at Cardiff Castle in 2019. His set will consist of a wide selection of Oasis classics as well as featuring a cross-section of material from the past dozen years of his highly successful career as a solo artist. 

Tom Grennan on Friday 26 July 2024

Tom Grennan found fame as a guest vocalist on Chase & Status' It All Goes Wrong. The chart-topping BRIT and Ivor Novello-nominated star has already seen four UK Top 10 singles. 

DEPOT in the Castle on Saturday 27 July 2024

An annual favourite event at Cardiff Castle, DEPOT in the Castle is a day-long festival that often features a very impressive line-up. The festival is now in its seventh year. Anne Marie will headline the summer festival. Other acts on the main stage are to be announced.

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Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Hotel near Cardiff Castle

It is incredibly easy to get to Cardiff Castle from Future Inns:

  • It is a 10-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff to the city centre. There are numerous car parks in the city centre with varying tariffs if you want to drive.
  • Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 10-minute walk to Cardiff Castle.
  • Several buses go into the city centre from County Hall, across the road from the hotel taking 16 minutes.
  • If you'd like to explore Cardiff, the hop-on, hop-off Cardiff City Sightseeing bus goes from the Wales Millennium Centre and stops outside Cardiff Castle.
  • The Aquabus (water taxi) runs hourly from Cardiff Bay between 1030 and 1630 and stops in Bute Park, in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Weather permitting. The journey takes about 25 minutes.
  • It would take approximately 35 minutes to walk. 

Future Inns Cardiff has 197 bedrooms with everything you would expect of a 4-star hotel. Plus, a whole host of home-away-from-home comforts. The hotel offers all guests free parking, electric car charging, and free WiFi. All bedrooms sleep up to four guests, which is ideal for families and groups. Plus, under 12s stay for free

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or email reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Thomas Restaurant

Cardiff Restaurant 

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. Serving British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine, using local produce and ingredients. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 from 5pm. 

If you are staying in the hotel, room service is available 24/7. 

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111, by emailing thomas@futureinns.co.uk or online:

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