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Manic Street Preachers & Suede


06 Jul 2024




The Castle Green, Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB

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Live at Cardiff Castle on Sat, 06 July 2024

Presented by SJM CONCERTS, CUFFE & TAYLOR, and DEPOT LIVE by arrangement with X-RAY and 13-ARTISTS

Gates @ 17:00
Last Entry @ 20:30

Manic Street Preachers, also known simply as the Manics, are a Welsh Rock band formed in Blackwood, Caerphilly, in 1986. The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes), plus Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics). They form a key part of the 1990s Welsh Cool Cymru cultural movement.

Following the release of their debut single “Suicide Alley”, Manic Street Preachers were joined by Richey Edwards as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist, the band became a quartet. The band’s early albums were in a punk vein, eventually broadening to a greater alternative rock sound, whilst retaining a leftist political outlook. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and lyrics about “culture, alienation, boredom and despair” gained them a loyal following.

And now audiences in Cardiff can look forward to a hit-filled night, as the Manics will be joined by co-headliners Suede. Formed in 1989 by singer Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Butler, Suede kick-started the Brit-pop revolution of the 1990’s. There has been much excitement surrounding the success of Suede’s ninth studio album Autofiction, and their entirely sold-out UK headline tour earlier this year. Debuting at #2 in the UK Albums Chart, the release marked Suede’s highest charting LP since 1999’s Head Music.

2023 has seen the release of Suede30 – Suede’s eponymous debut which shot to #1 in the UK Album Charts upon its release selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK at that time.



Cardiff Castle is not responsible for the management of this event, we do not handle any ticket sales and are unable to advise on or update any bookings.

If you have already purchased tickets, please contact your ticket provider’s customer services directly, quoting your booking reference.

For any other queries, you may find the answers in our Frequently Asked section below or, for further information, please contact:

Tel: 029 2022 0491


Ticket Sales?
  • Unless otherwise stated, Cardiff Castle does not operate an on-site box office for any concerts taking place in the grounds. We provide an approved link to purchase tickets online, as directed by the show promoter; however, tickets may also be available from other outlets.
Seating or Standing?
  • Most concerts taking place at Cardiff Castle are standing room only, dedicated seating is not provided. Note that standing tickets are also commonly described as General Admission. Please make sure to check the details of your tickets before completing any purchase.
What is a Gold Circle?
  • Some shows may offer a Gold Circle area with more expensive tickets. A Gold Circle is usually a section directly in front of the main stage and separate from the General Admission. At a standing concert the Gold Circle is also likely to be standing.
Folding Chairs?
  • It is generally prohibited to bring any kind of folding or camping chairs into a standing arena. Picnic blankets are often allowed; however, space is likely to be very limited near to the stage as most people will be standing.
Accessible Tickets?
  • Most shows will provide a dedicated area for accessible tickets, this is often on a raised viewing platform, or similar, and will usually allow for a single companion free of charge. Note that accessible spaces are limited and are likely to sell-out quickly. For further information, please use the contact details provided above.
Age Restrictions?
  • Children attending concerts are often required to be accompanied by an adult, while some shows may not allow children at all. Please make sure to check the details of your tickets before completing any purchase.
Outdoor Venue?
  • The grounds at Cardiff Castle are an open-air venue and will be subject to weather conditions, shows generally do go ahead in inclement weather. Please make sure to check the forecast and dress appropriately, note that umbrellas are usually prohibited from standing arenas.
Food & Drink?
  • At most shows there will be a range of food and drink available to purchase from on-site venders. It is generally prohibited to bring your own food, drink, and alcohol into the grounds. Please check any information provided with your tickets, or use the contact details provided above.
  • Access to the Castle grounds can be either via the South Gate (main entrance on Castle Street), or via the North Gate (from Bute Park, off North Road). To help with crowd control some shows may specify an entrance on your tickets, please check your details before arrival.
  • There is no dedicated customer parking available at Cardiff Castle, however, there are several public parking facilities close by. Pre-bookable parking is available at NCP Cardiff Westgate Street and NCP Cardiff Greyfriars.


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