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


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

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The BBC made more than 12,000 tickets available for the hugely popular event, supported by the Creative Wales led Fringe Festival that co-ordinated an additional 150 Wales based acts, to perform as part of the wider festival.

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 and Creative Wales, aligned to the Cardiff music strategy, which also supports a new 17,000 seater arena planned for Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff Bay, as well as the ambition to develop a homegrown international music festival, all designed to work toward Cardiff's aspiration of becoming an internationally respected Music City.