The COMPLETE Music Guide to Gigs in Cardiff This Autumn

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Our music guide will feature up-coming gigs and live music in Cardiff this autumn and how you can attend. We have something for every music lover with a variety of genres from indie to rock to hip hop to pop.

There are some amazing gigs lined up in the Welsh capital with its music scene being unbeatable – we can’t wait to see you there!

Here is our selection of the best live shows to go to as a student in Cardiff.

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1. Liam Gallagher

Indie legend and former frontman of Oasis, Liam Gallagher, takes to the stage at Alexandra Head on Thursday, September 15. Gallagher will be performing tracks from his recently released third studio album, C’Mon You Know, as well as songs from As You Were and Why Me? Why Not.

He will be joined by the iconic Britpop band, The Charlatans, as well as many more supporting acts which are yet to be announced. After seeing his Knebworth shows this summer, we’re sure this one is going to be unreal!

In terms of the venue, Alexandra Head is a unique outdoor gig space in Cardiff which offers fantastic views of Cardiff Bay, we’re not sure there is a better way to listen to live music than here – Mad Fer It!

You can still secure a ticket to this gig on the Ticketmaster website but be quick! We’re sure that it will sell out.



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When: Thu, 15 Sept 2022, 17:00

Where: Alexandra Head, Cardiff Bay

2. Florence + The Machine

The amazing Florence + The Machine are performing in Cardiff this autumn, and we don’t know about you, but we think this one is going to be a night to remember!

The indie pop-band will be touring their fifth studio album, Dance Fever. With tracks like ‘Free’ and ‘Dream Girl Evil’ wowing fans upon the album release in May.

They will also be supported by Indie rock singer-songwriter, Willie J Healey, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. So, go with your pals and make some memories whilst singing your heart out!

Tickets are almost sold out for this one, so if you want to go then secure one on the Ticketmaster website. The best part is, £1.00 from every ticket goes to the Choose Love charity who Florence + The Machine have partnered with.


When: Wed, 16 Nov, 18:00–21:30

Where: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

3. N-Dubz

N-Dubz are embarking on their Back To The Future arena tour which will see Tulisa, Dappy and Fazer reform at the Motorpoint Arena.

Fans can enjoy iconic tracks from their first two albums ‘Uncle B’ and ‘Against All Odds’ as well as their newly released tunes too!

The band will be joined by very special guests Wes Nelson and Russ Millions. Luckily for music lovers out there, N Dubz will be performing three events in Cardiff on Tuesday 15th November, Monday 28th November and Tuesday 29th November at the Motorpoint Arena.

This will be the first time in 11 years that the band will be performing live – wow!

Their first show is sold out but there is still availability for the two other dates. Check out different tickets on the Ticketmaster website.



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When: Mon, 28 Nov 2022, 18:30

Where: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

4. Ne-Yo

R&B star Ne-Yo is returning to the UK for the first time in six years and more importantly, he’s coming to Cardiff!

The Grammy award-winning artist will be performing iconic hits like ‘Closer’, ‘So Sick’ and ‘Miss Independent’ to name a few at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. As well as performing songs from his recently released album Self Explanatory.

We’re certain this is going to be one of the best gigs in Cardiff this autumn, so you don’t want to miss it! Why not get a plan sorted with your uni pals, after all is there anything better than singing and dancing at a gig?!

Good news, you can still secure a gig ticket for this one on the Ticketmaster website.



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When: Sun, 25 Sept 2022, 18:00

Where: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

5. Anastacia

Pop icon Anastacia is coming to Cardiff as part of her ‘I’m Outta Lockdown – The 22nd Anniversary’ European tour. We can’t get enough of American singer-songwriters in Cardiff, can we?!

Anastacia is touring for the first time since 2018 in support of her seventh studio album ‘Evolution’, which was her sixth album to reach the UK Top 10.

Fans can sing their hearts out to hits like ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’ at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall this November.

In October 2021, Anastacia won The Masked Singer Australia which confirmed, she’s still got it! We’re buzzing to see videos of this upcoming concert.

If you don’t want to be left outside alone, then sort out a ticket on the Live nation website.



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When: Sun, 6 Nov, 19:00–22:00

Where: St David’s Hall, Cardiff

6. Kaiser Chiefs

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! The indie rock legends, the Kaiser Chiefs are heading on over to the welsh city of Cardiff this autumn, and we couldn’t be happier.

The Fratellis and The Sherlocks will also join them on stage at their Cardiff gig at the Motorpoint Arena (there sure is a lot of arena gigs happening).

The multi-award-winning band will perform tracks from their LP released in 2019, Duck, as well as tracks from across their discography like the iconic ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘Ruby’.

We’re sure that the Yorkshire legends will put on a right show, and we’re super jealous of anyone attending!

They’re still tickets for you to snatch up if you haven’t already, have a look at the Ticketmaster website. It’s for sure a great way to spend your student loan!



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When: Thu, 3 Nov, 18:30–21:30

Where: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

7. The Big Moon

Indie-rock girl band, The Big Moon, are gracing us with their presence in Cardiff this September at our favourite venue in the city centre, the Tramshed.

The trio will play songs from their recent album ‘Walking Like We Do’ with lovely tracks like ‘Your Light’, ‘Why’ and ‘Barcelona’ featuring amongst others. The girls will be joined by Gently Tender for their supporting act.

The gig has been re-scheduled from 2020 with fans patiently waiting two years, it’s going to be a special one in terms of Cardiff concerts!

You can still buy a ticket on the Dice website, and for under £20 too, so its super student friendly. Get yourself down to the pit!



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When: Tue, 27 Sep, 7:30PM

Where: Tramshed, Cardiff

8. Scouting for Girls

Indie pop/rock band, Scouting for Girls, are set to perform at the Tramshed as part of their UK tour this December, where they will be performing their biggest hits and fan-favourites.

What better way to celebrate the end of the uni semester than screaming along to hits like ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ and ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’?!

The tour will mark 15 years since their debut album was released (how nostalgic). So, they are performing the biggest hits from their first release as well as fan-favourites from across their discography.

Unfortunately, tickets for this have sold out, but don’t worry. You can join the waiting list on the See tickets website if you’re keen to attend!



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When: Mon, 05 Dec, 7:30PM

Where: Tramshed, Cardiff

We told you it would be the COMPLETE music guide didn’t we! So, which gigs will you be attending in Cardiff this autumn? Let us know @prestigestudentliving.

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