Music Events In Cardiff

Upcoming Music Events, Festivals And Concerts In Cardiff

Music signifies the vibrant energy of the place! Such music events in Cardiff make the city alive throughout the year. From live music shows and concerts to karaoke nights and gigs at bars and cafes, music fills the silence beautifully in Cardiff. The city has a lot for you in store, and there isn’t any lack of music events in Cardiff for classical lovers or concertgoers! Music is here to heal you and make you groove with festivals and heartfelt concerts in Cardiff. Explore such music events happening near you with us and get in the groove to set the stage on fire.

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08 Jun 2024 ABSOLUTELY BRITNEY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH SHOW CARDIFF Walkabout - Cardiff
28 Apr 2024 A Tribute To Tina Turner Show Live at The Crockerton The Crockerton, Cardiff
04 May 2024 BOUGIE DRAG BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH CARDIFF Walkabout - Cardiff
03 May 2024 Love is in the Air - A Romantic Music Concert St Catherine's Church , Cardiff
20 Apr 2024 Soul Miners Whitchurch Rugby Sports And Social Club, Cardiff
19 Apr 2024 IN AID OF MIND CYMRU - Drum n Bass & 140 Rave Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
22 Jun 2024 Cardiff 16 DNB Rave Great Hall , Cardiff
15 Jun 2024 Livewire - The ACDC Show St Donats Arts Centre, Cardiff
20 Apr 2024 UNHINGED - Open Decks Night 2 Bar 105 Cathays, Cardiff
26 Apr 2024 A Night at the Opera by Candlelight - 26th April Llandaff Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

Music In Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales’s capital city, is the most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom. It offers distinct attractions- innovative architecture present here with historic buildings along with Cardiff Bay. Bute Park, Cardiff castle, Flat Holm Island, National Museum, Roath park and lake, St Fagans National Museum of History, Techniquest etc. are many of the tourist attractions in Cardiff. Apart from these attractions, Cardiff music concerts and live music events/performances draw a lot of tourists to the city. 


Cardiff Music Scene

Cardiff music scene is very wide-ranging. It homes BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, and many local bands. Cardiff music events include performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy, and musicals. Many of its local bands are famous nationally and some internationally too. Rock music dominated Cardiff music scene in the 90s, later it developed into more extreme genres like heavy metal and metalcore music. Many local bands use Welsh as their choice. Rap, hip-hop, electronic also finds their place with rock and pop-rock genres in Cardiff. Bands like Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals, Stereophonics, Feeder, and Kids in Glass House are prominent in Cardiff these days. 


Cardiff Music Venues

Cardiff music venues include Cardiff International Arena, St David’s Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and many more. The most prominent Cardiff music venue is the Wales Millennium Centre. It is the largest and host's performances of opera, ballet, comedy and musicals, and is also home to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The Motorpoint arena or Cardiff International arena is an indoor arena hosting many national and international events of music, comedy, and sports. The Club for Bach is an important part of the Cardiff music scene. It is a multipurpose venue with night club, music venue, Welsh-language club and community centre, all under one roof. The Globe, a music hub in Albany hosts many music events from tribute to touring artists. Pubs like Some of the other live music venues include Live lounge, Gwdihw, Glee club, and Tramshed where one can find live music gigs.


Cardiff Music Festivals 

Cardiff is home for the oldest record shop in Wales, Spillers Record and many famous bands too. Apart from music performances throughout the year, music festivals in Cardiff are a regular feature of its annual calendar. The Swn festival held annually is a music festival which includes Welsh language bands. Inside out festival is a major Cardiff festival featuring many notable artists and bands. Cardiff Big Weekend is the United Kingdom’s biggest outdoor festival. It is a three-day music festival in Cardiff with fireworks to end each night. The Roxe jam, also known as Welsh Hip-Hop festivals has all form of hip-hop artists together. Another festival, Cardiff Mela brings together many cultural aspects of Asia like dance, fashion, food and more. Cardiff Ukulele Festival where several music groups from South Wales and South West England, come and perform popular songs from last 100 years. Live music in Cardiff is a major attraction for tourists from Wales as well as outside.

The presence of various notable bands and various festivals to celebrate live music, along with a wide range of venues catering to various styles of music, Cardiff becomes a hot favorite for music lovers and tourists.

Where Can I Listen To Live Music In Cardiff?

From some of the top music venues hosting concerts and music events in Cardiff, we have all that you need.
Enjoy musical nights, karaoke events and concerts at live music venues in Cardiff:

  • St David's Hall
  • The Moon Cardiff
  • Porter's Cardiff
  • Acapela Studios
  • Earl Haig Memorial Club
  • Vulcan Lounge
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • The Andrew Buchan Bar
  • Tramshed Cardiff
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
  • FUEL ROCK CLUB
  • St Edward's Church, Cardiff
  • Tiny Rebel Cardiff
  • Norwegian Church Arts Centre
  • NosDa Hostel & Bar
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