Cardiff a hit for fans of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

Cardiff  ̶̶  the UK’s first Music City  ̶̶  hosted the BBC Radio 6 Music festival over the weekend when venues across the city saw amazing performances by some fantastic acts, including the Manic Street Preachers, Little Simz, Pixies, Idles, Johnny Marr, Father John Misty and many more.

The BBC made more than 12,000 tickets available for the hugely popular event. For many, the festival felt like a long-awaited return to the great days of live music after the pandemic forced so many venues to close and social media was crackling with positive comments.

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The festival, staged with the help of Cardiff Council, fits well with our music strategy which, with the help of a new 17,000-seater arena planned for the Bay, and the plans for an annual, signature music festival, is designed to establish the city as the UK’s go-to centre for live music.