Cardiff’s Live Under the Stars Festival Announce New Dates For Summer 2021

Music and theatre lovers in South Wales will be delighted to hear that producers of Cardiff’s Live Under the Stars have secured new dates for their inaugural live music and theatre attraction at Cardiff Castle this year. The event is now confirmed to take place from August 2 – 11 2021.

The Magic of Motown comes to Cardiff castle in Live Under The Stars

Live Under The Stars Rescheduled For August 2021

After being forced to delay their opening festival due to the winter lockdown, the producers of Live Under the Stars have now announced new dates for their series of live theatre and music events from the original date of March 2021 to August 2021.

Live Under the Stars producers believe that being outdoors, whilst continuing to employ social distancing and rigid hygiene measures, will be the safest and most appropriate way to present live entertainment until theatres can safely and viably open their doors again. 

The revamped Live Under the Stars programme will open on Monday 2 August 2021 with Only Men Aloud, Wales favourite male choral group, and culminate on Wednesday 11 August 2021 with a gala finale entitled Bring Them Home, showcasing the brilliance of Welsh talent that have been employed worldwide in musical theatre.

Only Men Aloud Will be taking part in Live Under the Stars at Cardiff Castle

Venue Arranged To Comply With Government Safety Guidelines

For many artists performing as part of Live Under the Stars this will be their first professional performance for over a year due to the pandemic.  

The covered stage and all-seated arena, which is currently expected to house 500 attendees, will be arranged to comply with the current government safety guidelines so that families can buy tickets for their household or support bubble.

Richard Perry, Director of Live Under the Stars said, “With the summer looking the most likely when we should plan this type of event, we have continued to maintain our sensible approach of ensuring a great time is had by all, whilst ensuring the outdoor space at the castle is configured in such a way that we can maintain the safe space between our audience members.

“Whilst we have had to move our production of Sleeping Beauty with Sophie Evans and Mike Doyle back to May 2022, all tickets purchased to date remain valid, we are delighted to be working with Black Rat Productions to present the family favourite, Pinocchio.  We will continue to offer the eclectic mix of music from Motown to Musicals to Abba during our shortened period of residence in the Cardiff Castle in August.”

Every performance of Live Under the Stars is full seated. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and are fully refundable if public health circumstances dictate.  Live Under the Stars are delighted to appoint Shelter Cymru as their official charity partner.

Music events at Live Under The Stars include Whitney – Queen For Tonight

Live Under The Stars, 2021 Programme

  • Monday August 2 – Only Men Aloud
  • Tuesday August 3Walk Like a Man, A night with the Jersey Boys
  • Wednesday August 4Magic of Motown
  • Thursday August 5 – My My Abba at the Castle
  • Monday August 9 – Blue Evolution, Cardiff premier electric blues band
  • Tuesday August 10Whitney Queen of the Night
  • Wednesday August 11Bring them Home, Wales from the West End
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio, will play various dates from 2 – 11 August 2021

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