Big weekend of live music at Caerphilly Castle

Friday 10 June 2016

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Big names Ocean Colour Scene and Tony Hadley make up a great weekend of music at Caerphilly Castle on the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. The event will be staged by independent music promoter, Orchard Entertainment, in Wales’s largest castle!

On Saturday 17 September to mark the 20th anniversary of their legendary 'Moseley Shoals' album, Ocean Colour Scene are going be celebrating in style while performing in one of Wales most spectacular castles with special guests Newport band The Hearts.  

The following day Sunday September 18 Tony Hadley front man of iconic British Legends Spandau Ballet will close the weekend of concerts within the inner walls of the castle. 

Tony Hadley recorded 20 singles and eight hit albums with Spandau Ballet, before embarking on a solo career that produced another seven albums and more single hits. His show features songs from more recent times, in addition to pop classics like 'True', 'Gold', and 'Through The Barricades'.

When Ocean Colour Scene's 'Moseley Shoals' was originally released in 1996, no-one could have guessed at the success that was to follow, a time of sheer raw live energy and excitement. In Caerphilly they will perform the album from start to finish, following sell-out gigs earlier this year in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, and across Australia.

Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s 'Moseley Shoals', 1997’s 'Marchin’ Already' and 1999’s 'One From The Modern' – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song.

Orchard’s Dave Driscoll said: “It’s great to work with Cadw on what is a new venue for us. We’ve staged gigs at Cardiff Castle and this summer again in Pembroke Castle, but Caerphilly Castle is iconic, and we’re excited to bring such a strong line-up to the town in what will be the biggest gig in the biggest castle!”

Tickets are available from 9am Friday June 10th from Box Office 02920 230130,, Blackwood Miners Institute and Cardiff Ticketline UK.