What's On In: Cardiff

Topping the charts as the largest city in Wales it's no surprise that there's no shortage of goings on and days out for everyone in Cardiff. The city is host to the Senedd building, the Wales Millenium Centre and a major centre of television productions including Doctor Who, Sherlock and Torchwood. Not to mention the iconic Cardiff Castle, standing from late 11th century all the way through to today, and hosting some of the biggest and best gigs including Pete Tong, Blondie, Tom Jones and loads more.

If Cardiff is where you call home, or you're looking to fill the itinerary for a trip away, we've got you covered with our list of the best gigs and events coming to the Welsh capital. Check it out here.



Where? Cardiff International Arena

When? Saturday 17th December 2022

Danish rock four-piece Volbeat are set to play Cardiff International Arena later this year! The tour comes following the release of their latest album 'Servant Of The Mind' in December 2021. If you're a rock fan then this is one you aren't going to want to miss out on, but act quick, as the show is fast approaching!

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Dropkick Murphys

Where? Cardiff International Arena

When? Friday 20th January 2023

As part of their UK tour in early 2023, Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys will be performing at Cardiff International Arena! The band released a new album earlier this year titled 'This Machine Still Kills Fascists', their first release since 2017. Start the new year off with a bang and grab your tickets to catch Dropkick Murphys' new material and their old favourites including 'I'm Shipping Up To Boston'

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Viagra Boys

Where? The Great Hall - Cardiff Uni

When? Tuesday 24th January 2023

Swedish punk-rock band, Viagra Boys are coming back to Cardiff as part of their U.K tour in 2023 in support of their new album 'Cave World' released summer of this year. Everything that made Viagra Boys' first album 'Street Worms' has made an appearance on 'Cave World' from their satirical lyrics to their distinct groove. Tickets on sale now.

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English Teacher

Where? Clwb Ifor Bach

When? Tuesday 31st January 2023

Indie/post-punk four-piece English Teacher will play Clwb Ifor Bach as part of their UK tour early next year. After conquering their first Reading & Leeds Festival and creating enough buzz around double-A-side ‘R&B’/‘Wallace’ to sign to Nice Swan, home of Sports Team, Courting and The Rills, English Teacher are ones to watch going into the new year.

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Reverend and The Makers

Where? Tramshed

When? Saturday 4th February 2023

Sheffield's Reverend and the Makers have announced a string of UK tour dates in February 2023 including a show at Tramshed, Cardiff to celebrate their forthcoming seventh studio album! They have become one of the enduring and consistent voices running through the British music scene, with a career spanning two decades in which they have achieved top ten singles, a live show at Wembley and supported the likes of Oasis on their last ever tour.

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You Me At Six

Where? Cardiff International Arena

When? Friday 10th February 2023

British pop punk veterans You Me at Six are set to embark on a UK tour in February 2023, stopping off at Cardiff for a show at Cardiff International Arena! Initially finding success with the release of their 2008 album 'Take Off Your Colours' the band have gone on to tour extensively with appearances at Warped Tour and Slam Dunk festival, touring with Paramore and Fall Out Boy, and winning Best British Band at the Kerrang! Awards in 2011. The band released their EP 'heartLESS' earlier this month, so make sure to catch them this February for a chance to hear the pop punk classics as well as their brand-new tunes.

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Where? Cardiff International Arena

When? Thursday 16th February 2023

Yungblud kicks off his February tour in Cardiff next year! Yungblud has enjoyed a successful career in 2022 winning Best Live Act at the Amazon Music Awards and releasing latest single 'Tissues' earlier this year. With inspirations from a wide variety of genres including rock, punk and pop, Yungblud has developed a sound that is unique, energetic and captivating. Grab your tickets to catch the Cardiff show before tickets are gone!

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KT Tunstall

Where? St David's Hall

When? Monday 6th March 2023

As a part of her 2023 UK tour BRIT Award winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will be playing a show at St David's Hall next March! The tour follows the release of her new album 'NUT', her seventh studio album and the last in a trilogy she began recording and releasing in 2016. For a chance to hear her new music live, make sure you grab your tickets.

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Jack Savoretti

Where? Bute Park

When? Sunday 28th May 2023

UK multi-chart-topping indie superstar, Jack Savoretti, brings a special one-off outdoor performance to Cardiff Bute Park, next summer, on Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 28 May 2023! Featuring all his hits, audiences will be treated to the full Jack Savoretti experience, including songs from his hit albums ‘Singing To Strangers’, ‘Sleep No More’ and ‘Europiana’. Tickets on sale Friday 16th December at 10am.

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Rag'N'Bone Man

Where? Cardiff Castle

When? Sunday 25th June 2023

Triple BRIT Award winner Rag‘N’Bone Man has announced a huge headline show at Cardiff Castle next summer. Rag‘N’Bone Man – aka Rory Graham – rose to prominence in 2016 with the release of the worldwide smash hit 'Human' which showcased a stunning blend of traditional blues, hip-hop and, of course, an incredible and era-defining voice. Tickets on sale now.

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Christmas at Bute Park

Where? Bute Park

When? December 2022 - January 2023

As darkness descends this December, Christmas at Bute Park will illuminate and transform the grounds into a magical winter wonderland. Journey through a breath-taking spectrum of illuminations, sculptures and special effects, including a ‘hypnotic laser section’ and an ‘epic orb of iridescent colour’, which are some of the brand-new sights set to dazzle visitors of all ages this year. Tickets available from now until January 2023!

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Elf: A Christmas Arena Spectacular

Where? Cardiff International Arena

When? Tuesday 27th December - Wednesday 28th December

ELF, the hit Hollywood blockbuster movie has been supersized into a live arena spectacular for this Christmas! The presentation features Santa’s flying sleigh, audience snowball fight, indoor snowstorm, a giant candy cane journey from the North Pole, aerial cirque stars and giant tv screens so you don’t miss any of the spectacle. Tickets on sale now.

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Depot NYE Party 2023

Where? Depot Cardiff

When? December 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2023 @ 2:00 am

Join Depot for a New Year’s Eve to remember as they celebrate another year accompanied by some very special guests. Welcome in the new year in style with a night packed with funk, cocktails, soul vibes and a feast of street food to keep you dancing until the early hours. Dress to impress and groove your way into 2023!

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Isy Suttie: Jackpot

Where? The Glee Club

When? Sunday 8th January 2023

Ever since she can remember, Isy has been searching for ways to make her life more exciting: ouija boards, exploring derelict houses and jumping off things for a bet. Now, things have changed. She’s got children of her own and a partner who detests surprises. In her return to live stand-up, she asks whether it’s enough to try and find that buzz on mums’ weekends away or on family walks in the woods, and quite why she continues to hunt for it at all costs.

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An Evening with Shaun Ryder

Where? The Glee Club

When? Sunday 15th January 2023

Shaun William George Ryder (born 23 August 1962) is an English singer, songwriter, television personality and author. As the lead singer of the Happy Mondays he was a leading figure in the Madchester cultural scene in the late 1980s. Join Shaun as he discusses his life, career & the music industry.

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Cardiff Comedy Cabaret

Where? Pryzm, Cardiff

When? Saturday 28th January - Saturday 25th February

Bennett Arron, Cerys Nelmes, Alistair Barrie, Rob Mulholland and Scott Bennett take to the stage for the Cardiff Comedy Cabaret! Showcasing a variety of stand-up styles in every show, from gag-a-minute one-liners to colourful character acts, you can be sure all of the line-ups will raise a giggle. Plus, all tickets include 3am nightclub access for your complete night out!

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Sofie Hagen - Fat Jokes

Where? Sherman Theatre

When? Thursday 2nd February 2023

Edinburgh comedy award winner Sofie Hagen presents; Fat Jokes. A show bursting with big jokes and fat punchlines. Sofie returns to her craft of devastatingly brilliant joke writing and storytelling performing at the Sherman Theatre this February, the perfect PickMeUp for those early year blues!

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Axel Blake - In Style

Where? The Glee Club

When? Tuesday 7th February 2023

Britain’s Got Talent 2022 winner, London-born stand-up comedian Axel Blake began his journey in 2008. Over the past decade, Axel has built his reputation playing the London comedy circuit as well as engaging fans on social media with his stories, shenanigans and sketches. His charismatic and captivating comedy won the hearts and laughs of the audience propelling him all the way to the finals and then on the win the coveted competition and a spot at The Royal Variety Show. Don't miss your chance to grab tickets!

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Josh Pugh: Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips & Beans

Where? The Glee Club

When? Sunday 19th February

Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and star of Dave’s 'Hypothetical' and 'Question Team', Josh Pugh takes us through the past two years of his life, trying to have a baby and accidently losing Captain Tom’s birthday cards in his own unique and hilarious style. There's a reason Joe Lycett picked Josh Pugh as his tour support!

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Rhys James: Spilt Milk

Where? The Glee Club

When? Wednesday 22nd February

Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer. One of the final 'Mock The Week' regulars and star of 'Live At The Apollo', Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then, he's starred in ‘The Great American Joke Off’ for US network The CW; and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on ‘A League Of Their Own’. Tickets available now!

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Fin Taylor: Daddy Self-Care

Where? The Glee Club

When? Wednesday 8th March

Fin Taylor is back on the road with a brand-new trunk of painfully funny stand-up for 2023. Fin Taylor has made a name for himself as one of the most talked about comedians working in the UK. He achieved critical acclaim and sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe for his last three shows, 'Whitey McWhiteface', 'Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey' and 'When Harassy Met Sally'. He's also appeared on BBC's 'Live at the Apollo', 'Have I got News for You' and 'The Mash Report', as well as garnering fame for his hit web series 'Fin vs The Internet'. Don't miss Fin Taylor's Cardiff show in March 2023.

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Sophie Duker: Hag

Where? The Glee Club

When? Sunday 12th March 2023

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Back in 2019 she was a Babybel - round, sweet, pure. Now she's vintage cheddar - extra mature and hiding in your fridge. As seen on 'Live At The Apollo' and literally everywhere else, 'Hag' is Sophie Duker's new stand-up show. Tickets for when Sophie Duker performs in Cardiff are on sale now.

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