It began on a glorious July evening in 2014 when we took Paul Weller, a true British Rock ’n’ Roll icon, to the amazing setting of Cardiff’s 11th century medieval castle, situated slap-bang in the centre of Europe’s fastest growing Capital city.
The proposition was a no-brainer for the 8,500 eager souls who packed in to Cardiff Castle to see ‘The Modfather’ charge through a remarkable set of classic hits and new material.
In 2015 we stepped under the portcullis of Pembroke Castle in West Wales, with classical crossover stars Only Men Aloud in tow for another special event, and returned there in July 2016 to present three nights of entertainment with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jamie Lawson and Abba Revival.
The summer of 2016 saw us bring the legendary nutty boys Madness in to the South Wales valleys, for a show in the grounds of the beautiful Cyfarthfa Castle at Merthyr Tydfil. We also lowered the drawbridge of Caerphilly Castle to outdoor live concerts for the first time, as the medieval fortification played host to Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley across two nights.
In 2018, we staged two of the hottest shows of the summer in Cardiff Castle with Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra and Catfish and The Bottlemen.
In 2019, we returned to Cardiff Castle with a show with Noel Gallagher and The High Flying Birds, and the Caerphilly Castle concert series returning with its best two weekends yet, including shows with Black Stone Cherry, The Stranglers, Public Service broadcasting and The Zutons.
For these projects our Live team delivered the following aspects: Artist Booking; Ticketing; Marketing; Web & Social Media; PR; Production planning & management; Site coordination; Artist advance; Transport planning; Accommodation management; Artist liaison, and full Event management.