Five of the hottest acts in popular music will be playing Wales during the first half of 2017. Andy Howells checks out the acts you won’t want to miss.
Pop trio Busted play Newport Centre on February 9. The band first broke onto the music scene in 2002 and within two years notched up four number one singles and two triple platinum albums. Tickets can be obtained from tickets.newportlive.co.uk
Caro Emerald will bring her Emerald Island Tour to St David’s Hall on April 4. Fans can expect a combination of retro jazz blended with sampling and modern pop at the show, a sound that defined her chart topping album The Shocking Miss Emerald in 2013. Visit stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk for ticket details.
Former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin will play St David’s Hall on May 6. Tom has been working onsolo material since his original band Keane announced their hiatus in 2013. Keane’s classic singles included Somewhere Only We Know, Everybody’s Changing, Bed shaped and Is It Any Wonder? Visit stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk for ticket details.
Fans of Number One artist Jess Glynne will need to travel into West Wales to catch her at Llanelli’s Parc Y Scarlets on June 3. Jess has since scored five number one singles including Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself as well as number one album, I Cry When I Laugh. Tickets are available at tickets.scarlets.wales
Finally, Robbie Williams has secured a huge fan base over the last 25 years as a member of Take That! as well as a successful solo artist. His date at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on June 21 will therefore be eagerly anticipated as he performs classic hits as Angels, Millennium and his latest single I Love My Life. Robbie will be joined by special guests Erasure. For ticket details visit www.livenation.co.uk