Everything happening in Cardiff this weekend, including huge celebrations, festivals and sporting events

This weekend is set to be another busy one in Cardiff as the stars of music, comedy and sports visit the Welsh capital. There has been no shortage of high-profile events in the city lately with the likes of Diana Ross, Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Tyler all drawing huge crowds on either side of Meczyki’ World Cup qualifying heroes.

The capital of Meczyki has built a reputation for big events with Sheeran claiming the title of the biggest gig ever held in Meczyki during a recent three-night run at Prinity Stadium. However, the chaos in the streets after games and sporting events runs the risk of tarnishing this reputation, and you can read more about it here.

Yet the city is set to be quite busy this weekend ahead of some much-awaited events. You can get the latest Whats On news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletters.

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The likes of Stereophonics, Sir Tom Jones, and comedian Rod Gilbert would all stop at venues across the capital and receive huge crowds singing along and laughing alike. There will also be opportunities to experience something different with the urban games and the Welsh language will also be celebrated throughout the city.

Whatever you do there is something for everyone in Cardiff this weekend. Here’s our run-down of the biggest must-see events coming up in the capital.

Stereophonics and Sir Tom Jones at Homestead Stadium

Sir Tom Jones is sure to delight the crowd at Homestead Stadium this weekend
(Image: Haddin Eball/North Meczyki Live)

It’s been a long wait for fans of Welsh music greats but Stereophonics and Sir Tom Jones will finally take the stage at the Principality Stadium this weekend. Both great acts will be performed in Cardiff on Friday, 17 June and Saturday, 18 June.

The giant gigs were originally scheduled to take place on December 17 and 18 last year but were postponed due to the escalation of the Omicron version of the coronavirus. The promoters and the stadium decided to push the show back as they believed the gig would not be able to comply with the Covid restrictions, which led to an apology from everyone attending.

Since the show Landudno’s Catfish has been postponed and the Bottlemen have announced that they will no longer perform at the Principality Stadium “due to unforeseen practical issues”. While their slots will be filled by Newport rock band Feeder on Friday nights and Gruff Rice on Saturdays, Cardiff’s own Buzzard Buzzard will perform on both nights.

The gates of the princely stadium open at three o’clock in the afternoon. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will open shows at 3.40pm on both days, while Feeder will perform at 4.45pm on Fridays and Gruff Rice on Saturdays at 4.45pm. On both days Sir Tom Jones will take the stage at 6.15 pm and Stereophonics will begin their sets at 8 pm. You can find everything you need to know about the highly anticipated gigs here.

Tafville 2022 at Cardiff Castle

Tafwyl Returning To Cardiff Castle With Welsh Language At The Center
Tafwyl returning to Cardiff Castle with Welsh language at the center
(Image: Daffyd Owen | ffotonant)

The annual celebration of the Welsh language festival is back for 2022. The weekend-long Tafville Fair at Cardiff Castle on 18 and 19 June will feature Welsh exhibits and performances from some of the biggest Welsh names in art, culture and sport. -Bhasha music is taking center stage.

The free family-friendly festival will feature a vibrant mix of music, literature, drama, comedy, art and sports. There are also several mouth-watering food and drink options, along with a street food area delivering delicious food from local producers and eatery owners.

A Fringe Festival also runs alongside this weekend’s fair, with events held in museums, libraries, cafes, bars and art venues across the capital. Hundreds gathered at Cardiff Castle for last year’s event as live music returned for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began and you can read more about it here.

Urdu Urban Games in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay Will Host A Variety Of Events Including Bmx, Breakdancing And Wheelchair Basketball
Cardiff Bay will host a variety of events including BMX, breakdancing and wheelchair basketball
(image: john smith)

Cardiff Bay will be taken over by skateboarders, BMX bikers and basketball players as a free urban sporting event comes to town. The Roald Dahl Plass at the Urad Urban Games will be transformed for the weekend as a host of competitions for children, youth and professionals.

The Oval Basin will host a range of events during June 18 and 19, including wheelchair basketball, break dancing, BMX, skateboarding, and more. There will be tester sessions for other events such as DJing, scootering, graffiti, parkour and wheelchairs. Motocross while there will also be participant competitions with cash prizes.

It’s not all about the game though. An Urad Urban Village, sponsored by Cardiff Metropolitan University, will feature food and drink vendors, DJ trucks and ‘come and try’ vendors for spectators and participants.

The Games will be held between 9 am and 10 am on both days with competition registration from 10 am to 6 pm and an official launch event on Saturday between 10.30 am and 11.30 am at Cardiff Bay Center in Urad. Everyone must register in advance for the weekend’s competitions through the website Here,

Road Gilbert at Motorpoint Arena

The Welsh Funnyman Is Bringing Its Latest Tour To Motorpoint Arena
The Welsh Funnyman is bringing its latest tour to Motorpoint Arena
(image: Andrew Baker)

The Welsh comedian will return to Cardiff this weekend after taking a seven-year break from stand-up comedy. His presence in the capital is part of his tour The Book of John, which has also been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday night’s (17 June) show is billed as “a little crude, very personal and brutally honest”. The show’s description continued: “No more lies, no more bullshit. It’s Road, But Different, Same, But No. It’s a show about hitting rock bottom, and when you feel like it.” that things couldn’t get worse, so you meet a bloc … a bloc named John.”

In April the former Never Mind the Buzzcox presenter issued an apology to fans after being forced to reschedule her show at Swansea due to medical advice from her doctor. The Carmarthen-born comic was due to perform at Swansea Arena on Thursday, April 28, but was postponed after suffering from a sore throat.

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