247 Magazine
No Comments


Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

The Wonderstuff (pic by Graham Racher)

The legendary Wonderstuff are playing a one-off gig at Cardiff Castle this week.

The event not only marks the 21st anniversary of their landmark HUP album but is also the bands first performance in South Wales for over 16 years.

What’s more the event, at Coopers Field on 15 July, will be there first ever visit to Cardiff.

The band will be performing tracks rarely heard from the HUP album in addition to their greatest hits and promise to have a few surprises in tow also.

Promoter Michael Jones said of the event, “for the band’s first visit to Cardiff we wanted to make the event unique so we’ve worked with them in curating a very special line up. We also felt that it was crucial that the venue was worthy of the event so decided that for a band that has headlined all the major festivals to huge audiences let’s put them in their natural habitat…. a field. To be precise a luxury marquee in Cooper’s Field, Cardiff Castle.”

The event is being billed under organisers SUB Live Ltd’s new Dream Ticket banner and aims to develop the format in to an annual series of events unique to Cardiff
SUB Live’s Steve Bines explained the concept “The Dream Ticket concept is to work with the headline artist to put together a unique bill and then host the event in an exceptional and unique location.
The whole thing came about sat in a pub musing about our dream ticket gigs like many times before, but this time somebody suggested actually doing it. The response was a unanimous Yes and the Dream Ticket was born.
The initial response to this first Dream Ticket has been overwhelming and we’re already looking forward to running a series of Dream Tickets in the future.”

Tickets cost £22.50 from Ticketline in Cardiff, Diverse in Newport, Derricks in Swansea and the Bristol Ticket Shop or online at www.wegottickets.com

Suppport comes from local band Cakehole Presley.

The supporting line up also includes none other than The Alarm’s Mike Peters, who will be performing an accoustic set of greatest hits spanning his whole career. The band have clocked up over 5 million record sales worldwide, registering 16 top 50 UK chart hits along the way.