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LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW

LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 13 Dec The centre of Cardiff is awash with more Stone Island than your average football terrace and paisley shirts and pageboy haircuts predominate. It can only mean one thing: one of the Gallaghers is in town. Six months before his brother is set to […]

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KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW

KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 4 Dec   The giant countdown clock on the screen next to the stage had begun, just like at football matches. The Motorpoint Arena had that same electricity in the air, along with the minor threat of being pushed by excited lads. Apparently, beer throwing is a […]

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JAMES ARTHUR + ELLA HENDERSON | LIVE REVIEW

JAMES ARTHUR + ELLA HENDERSON | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Thurs 24 Nov For a guy who very nearly flushed his career down the toilet with a few ill-advised tweets, James Arthur continues his rise back up the ladder with a near-sell-out show at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. The X Factor winner […]

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THE KOOKS | LIVE REVIEW

THE KOOKS | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 26 Nov   English pop rock band The Kooks proved that after 10 years they’ve still got it, with their show at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. The show is one date of many on their The Best Of… So Far tour, the name aligned with […]

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DEEP PURPLE | LIVE REVIEW

DEEP PURPLE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 20 Nov Passing the Motorpoint Arena this morning, I noticed two males in their 50s hanging around near the back, wearing Black Sabbath T-Shirts and with autograph book in hand. This is the kind of devotion that rock royalty Deep Purple command. These guys are […]

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ENTER SHIKARI | LIVE REVIEW

ENTER SHIKARI | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 17 Nov Having graduated to headline arena shows in 2016, Enter Shikari returned to the Motorpoint with a distinguished new album and an eclectic bill of supports. The announcement of an early curfew pushed the schedule an hour ahead, where Cardiff’s Astroid Boys began the night […]

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ROYAL BLOOD + AT THE DRIVE-IN | LIVE REVIEW

ROYAL BLOOD + AT THE DRIVE-IN | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 13 Nov Maybe it’s just early-onset senility, but with every passing day the world seems increasingly bewildering, baffling and downright incomprehensible. And little could seem more bewildering, baffling and downright incomprehensible to me than the running order of tonight’s bill. To […]

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LITTLE MIX / JESSARAE | LIVE REVIEW

LITTLE MIX / JESSARAE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 30 Oct You’d think they’d planned it this way. One of the UK’s biggest groups, Little Mix bring the Glory Days tour to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena during half term, ensuring a massive crowd gets to line Simon Cowell’s pockets some more. Rising singer […]

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EMELI SANDE / CALUM SCOTT | LIVE REVIEW

EMELI SANDE / CALUM SCOTT | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sat 21 Oct Calum Scott and his band, first up on Emeli Sande’s Long Live The Angels tour date in Cardiff, successfully warmed up the continuously growing throng with a number of his own tracks and covers. Becoming well known in the music […]

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J. COLE | LIVE REVIEW

J. COLE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 20 Oct It seems like he just can’t stay away from our fair city. Making his fourth visit to Cardiff tonight is Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling artist JCole with his 4 Your Eyez Only tour. Like any good hip-hop artist, it would seem he likes to substitute […]

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