Things to do in Cardiff - Places to go in Cardiff if you like live music!
Places to go in Cardiff if you like live music!
Things to do in Cardiff

Places to go in Cardiff... if you like live music!

Cardiff live music venues

Clwb ifor Bach / the Welsh Club

Located opposite the Castle entrance down what could be mistaken at first for a lane, is the Welsh club on Womanby Street. The club has been about since 1983 and has hosted many famous up and coming live acts in its past. The Welsh club continues to have live bands very regularly with performances of live music held over the multitude of the club's stages There are also regular themed music nights on a week-to-week basis, during which one of the club's floors may be given over to a particular musical genre for an evening. The range of music played is very wide, and includes reggae,folk, hip-hop, pop, rock, dubstep, drum and bass, house, electro, Welsh and more.

Check out the current the Welsh Club venue details and listings.

Cardiff Arts Institute

Situated near Cardiff Uni's student union and the main building on park place, Cardiff Arts has gained a great reputation for the bands it hosts. You can find all sorts of bands playing here throughout the week.

Check out the current Cardiff Arts Institute venue details and listings.


Gwdihw (Goody Hoo) is a cafe bar just off Churchill Way in the centre of Cardiff.

You can look forward to a warm welcome in a relaxed and friendly environment when you visit us.

Come and enjoy a carefully chosen range of good quality, wholesome food, made fresh on the premises. In line with our ethos, our excellent coffee is rainforest alliance not to mention damn tasty!

Or, if it’s something harder you’re after, we’ve everything from lager to cocktails to whet your whistle…

Check out the current Gwdihw venue details and listings.

Millennium Stadium

The largest venue Cardiff has to offer and host to many internationally famous bands. The Millennium Stadium hosts some of the finest "stadium" capacity pulling artists.

What they say: "Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue.

The Millennium Stadium boasts a UEFA 5-Star rating and has hosted matches from two Rugby World Cups including the Final in 1999, witnessed two Wales Grand Slam successes in the RBS Six Nations, staged six showpiece FA Cup Finals plus hosted the major artists of the music business with a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV.

The installation of a partition drape system in July 2005 now means that the bowl of the Millennium Stadium can be used for multiple concert mode configurations and for staging exhibitions. Millennium Stadium will also play its part in the London 2012 Olympics as a host venue for the football competition.

The Millennium Stadium is established as a world class must play, must visit venue and has played home to five major sporting bodies over the last eight years."

Check out the current Millennium Stadium venue details and listings.

Ten Feet tall

After the success of Buffalo on Windsor Place, Beatbox Bars Ltd have enlisted the help of Lee Broom, of award-wining London based design firm Makilee to design their second venue. 10 Feet Tall is a new 3 storey independent café bar and live music space. Victoriana velour lampshades, deep leather sofas, chandeliers fit for the czars, travelling trunks filled to the brim with exotic and wonderful specialist spirits, oversized vintage mirrors, doors that lead to no-where, .... May sees the launch of the brand new Spring/Summer Cocktail and Food Menus. ..and for the record: We Do Do Bands...

Check out the current Ten Feet tall venue details and listings.


Bogiez is Cardiff's Ultimate Rock, Metal & Alternative Bar and Nightclub! If you're looking for a night out which rocks hard, has an electric atmosphere and some of the most awesome customers any rock, metal and alternative night could have then you've definitely come to the right place.

Launched in its new venue on Saturday April 9th 2011, Bogiez will be offering South Wales a true 100% ass-kicking rock venue, something it has craved, and deserved, for a very long time!

Bands here tend to have a Metal, rock, punk or alternative theme with lots of cover bands as well as local talent on show.

Check out the current Bogiez venue details and listings.

The Livelounge

A stylish & sophisticated Live Music bar offering great music, drinks and athmosphere. The Live Lounge boasts to be the perfect venue for all - whether you are looking for a intimate dining experience with your partner, to chill out with colleagues after a hard day at work, chat & watch the live music with your mates or party on through untill 4am, we have it all!

Check out the current Live Lounge venue details and listings.

Cafe Jazz

A Jazz Cafe situated on St. Mary's street. It’s a relatively small venue with a restaurant in the back that plays host to some very famous and popular jazz artists.

Check out the current Cafe Jazz venue details and listings.

Buffalo Bar

A great music venue which often hosts live bands upstairs, Buffalo is constantly busy and can be open untill the early hours of 4am.

Check out the current Buffalo Bar venue details and listings.


Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 17:17

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