Millennium Stadium

A cathedral of another sort and one of the finest stadiums in the world. If Wales are playing, the singing will give you goosebumps, even if the game doesn’t. See more at Millennium Stadium

Millennium Centre

Stunning architecture with acoustics to match, and all in a fabulous waterside setting. The only place to see theatre or dance in Wales.
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Cardiff Bay

Enjoy a night out among Cardiff’s beautiful people. Waterside bars to rival any in the world; this place really buzzes.


Cardiff is also the nightlife capital of the country, with plenty of clubs and bars in the main city centre and also a good few out on the new waterfront developments. Creation is the largest and best known of the clubs, but the smaller venues can go off too. For live music, there’s the scruffy but affable Barfly, but also keep an eye on the listings for the International Arena.

Welsh music

Wales’ reputation as a land of song probably started in the industrial valleys, where choirs became an essential part of the social fabric. This musical culture doesn’t stop at ‘Bread in Heaven’ though, and bands, orchestras and even opera spawned from the dust of the coal pits.

In chapel, the hymns were belted out with the fervour of American gospel music, and many of these hymns and arias have since spilled out into the sporting arena.

Cardiff is the place to check out some top live music and plenty of successful musicians spawned from the big city and its surrounding areas, including Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, Catatonia, David Gray, Aled Jones, Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Super Furry Animals, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Bryn Terfel, Bullet for my Valentine, The Automatic, Lostprophets, Funeral for a Friend