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A huge jubilee concert is being held at Cardiff Castle this summer

Cardiff Castle (Adobe Stock)

Cardiff Castle will host the biggest party of the year on the June Bank Holiday weekend when the very best of Welsh entertainment join forces for the must-attend family event of 2022.

With some of Wales’ finest singers and entertainers live on stage, choirs, bands and a full piece orchestra, the Castle will reverberate with music, song and laughter on Saturday June 4th 2022.

Artistes already confirmed 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, with more names to be announced over the coming weeks.

John Owen-Jones

The event begins at 3.00pm 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’ concert, with the Cardiff event finishing at 10.30pm.

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

The afternoon’s live programme will be a real mix of everyone’s favourite tunes with lots of fun and laughter in between.

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 at just £32.50 and children under the age of 16 can attend for free with every full paying adult. Additional children under 16 are just £10. Children under 4 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.

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.”

Live Under the Stars are once again delighted to be working with Shelter Cymru as official charity partner of the event. Donations can be made at the point of ticket purchase or during the event.

For tickets, see Cardiff Theatre | Live Under the Stars at Cardiff Castle

These are on sale from today (March 17th.)