Tickets are now on sale for three concerts set to take place in the great outdoors of south Wales next summer. Promoted by live music event specialists Kilimanjaro, a June weekend in Monmouthshire’s Caldicot Castle veering from dance/classical crossover to iconic new wave/punk is followed in July by the acoustic pop anthems of singer-songwriter James Arthur.
MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL
Ministry Of Sound Classical make their Caldicot debut on Fri 7 June, with club classics from the 1980s until the present day performed with the assistance of a 31-piece orchestra. Opening the show that evening will be two bankable acts from the UK dance scene, Seb Fontaine and north Wales’ own K-Klass.
Sat 8 June sees the arrival of The Stranglers at the Castle. The band, whose influence casts a shadow over the evolution of punk, new wave and postpunk, celebrate 50 years active as a band in 2024 – the same amount of time, would you believe, since Caldicot was given the status of ‘town’. “A golden night for both of us!” say The Stranglers, supported tonight by fellow punk early wavers the Buzzcocks.
Finally, on Thurs 18 July, Swansea’s Singleton Park will be lit up by the crowd-pleasing pop hits of James Arthur, live. “”For an artist, nothing compares to being able to connect with your audience, in the moonlight,” says James. “It brings that pure festival vibe to the performance.” Catch that vibe via smashes from Impossible to Say You Won’t Let Go and You’re Nobody Until Somebody Loves You.
Tickets: £48.50/£105 VIP.