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Cardiff Castle to host massive Jubilee concert this summer

16 Apr 2022 3 minute read
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Cardiff Castle will host what are organisers are describing as ‘the biggest party of the year’ on the June Bank Holiday weekend when an array of Welsh star names will join forces for an evening of entertainment.

Artistes already confirmed for the ‘Live Under The Stars’ Jubilee concert on Saturday, June 4 include hosts Aled Jones and Shan Cothi, Mike Peters from The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, West End and Broadway star John Owen Jones, everyone’s favourite drumming weatherman Owain Wyn Evans, funnyman Mike Doyle, the Pendyrus Male Voice Choir and the Welsh Pops Orchestra.

More names are to be announced over the coming weeks.

The event begins at 3pm with the live Cardiff concert finishing at 7pm, when giant screens will head over to the Buckingham Palace, to show the ‘Concert from the Palace’, with the Cardiff event finishing at 10.30pm.

The Cardiff concert will showcase a specially produced ‘Singing in the Reign’ segment, where the best Welsh hits to have coincided with the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, will be celebrated.

Organisers say to ‘expect amazing arrangements of the hits of Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Shakin Stevens and very special one-off performances by Bonnie Tyler and Mike Peters’.

Wales’ Bonnie Tyler represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision in 2013. Picture by Albin Olsson (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Co-host Aled Jones said: “I’m really excited about presenting and performing for the Cardiff Castle Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert. What better place to celebrate this landmark occasion than in the iconic Cardiff Castle where I will be joined by a host of Welsh legends to create musical memories for all the family to share?”

Adult day tickets are priced £32.50 and children under the age of 16 can attend for free with every full paying adult. Additional children under 16 are £10. Children under four are free, and capacity is limited.

A Jubilee Picnic in a Box will be available to purchase in advance to collect on the day and a full food and bar service will also be available. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or a deckchair, sun cream and settle down for the day in the iconic surroundings of Cardiff Castle.

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Richard Perry, Director of Live Under the Stars, which is producing the event, said: “What a great fun filled day for all the family to look forward to over the extended Bank Holiday weekend. We are delighted to be producing this one-off concert to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. We hope everyone attending can make their own treasured memories of a once in a lifetime moment in our history. And what better place to do it than iconic Cardiff Castle?”

Huw Thomas, leader of Cardiff City Council added: “Where better to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations than in the spectacular setting of Cardiff Castle? I’m sure the day will be a huge success and a fitting way to thank the Queen for her many years of dedicated service to the nation.”

Shelter Cymru is the official charity partner of the event. Donations can be made at the point of ticket purchase or during the event.

To find out more and purchase tickets CLICK HERE


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Maglocunos
Maglocunos
5 months ago

I think I’ll get the first boat to Dublin

Who’s with me?

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 months ago
Reply to  Maglocunos

Me.

Richy
Richy
5 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Me too

Llewz
Llewz
5 months ago
Reply to  Maglocunos

Count me in!

Popsie
5 months ago
Reply to  Maglocunos

The UK has a freedom of movement agreement with the Republic. Isn’t it handy if you live in the Union.

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  Popsie

Or indeed anywhere in The EU has the same – and more.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
5 months ago
Reply to  Popsie

In that case Derry or Crossmaglen will do me fine

Gary H
Gary H
5 months ago

Well well, what a surprise. A bumper party for cynffonwyr and dic sion dafydds. I hope we get a list of artists with enough backbone to tell the organisers where to go.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 months ago
Reply to  Gary H

Just when we hope our biggest names in show business will get on board the ‘Yes Cymru’ bus, we find them queueing up to play this. I’d like to believe many more were approached but said ‘er.. I’m washing my hair that weekend’.

mari
5 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Well, hardly the ‘biggest names in showbusiness’ are they?!

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 months ago
Reply to  mari

No maybe not.

Popsie
5 months ago
Reply to  Gary H

I’m sure they’re listening to you.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
5 months ago

Is she going to apolosie for her family’s mis-deeds of the past? (and current!)

Last edited 5 months ago by Dai Rob
Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 months ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

I strongly suspect not.

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

Nauseating

Kurt C
Kurt C
5 months ago

Disgusting

Richard
Richard
5 months ago

What a wonderful send off for QE2 and a big ‘ Diolch ‘ from the 82 per cent of our nation who feel that she has none more than most of us could ever tolerate for 70 years. All those meetings with the volunteers who give so much in our local communities balanced with the world autocrats and dictators who steal so much through to her own family – Sadly not all of whom have kept to her standards of service. As the QE2 ship sails out of Cardiff Bay we must see our new inclusive and democratic Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿… Read more »

Rhys
Rhys
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

🤮

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Where do you get 82% from?

The original mark
The original mark
5 months ago

I guess this will give the tourists something to do,

Abolish the monarchy

Marc
Marc
5 months ago

“an array of Welsh star names” yes there’s……umm…. umm………errr….. umm………and umm……….. you know….. that chap who plays the drums……. he’s good

Grayham Jones
5 months ago

No English royals in wales stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh only welsh history in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago

That will be fun for the crawling sycophants. I think I’ll give Cardiff a miss that day

Geoff Evans
Geoff Evans
5 months ago

Only the Welsh could be so servile as to celebrate a member of the family and country that butchered our own Tywysgion, their families and hundreds of thousands of our ancestors and conquered our nation in the bargain, denying Cymru centuries of democratic rule and freedom. Tell you something – you wouldn’t find one Ukrainian town or village bending the knee to a Russian ruler! They are made of sterner stuff than ‘quisling Taff Bach’.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
5 months ago

Not surprised by some of those ‘entertainers’ listed – but Mike Peters? 😮 That’s disappointing.

Dafydd ap Gwilym
5 months ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Mike Peters MBE! Not disappointing, rather more, expected!

Gerwyn
Gerwyn
5 months ago

Basically a load of oldies and past it acts brainwashed by years of colonialism! The monarchy is anachronistic and is ridiculous in 2022, especially in Wales. Bizarre

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