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Wales is home to some of the biggest concerts this year – travel expert reveals why you should make a weekend of it

Did you know that Wales is hosting some of the hottest concerts this year? Music lovers can enjoy huge acts like Girls Aloud, Billy Joel and Taylor Swift, all headlining some of the country’s biggest stadiums. But alongside these amazing acts, Wales is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches, quaint towns and delicious food the UK has to offer.

Partnership Marketing Manager, Victoria Leyshon from Transport for Wales has given some excellent advice to those travelling to these exciting concerts, from how to get there, to why they should extend their stay to experience everything Wales has to offer.

Speaking on the upcoming musical events, Victoria stated “Wales is so excited to play host to some of the biggest names in the music industry right now and is equally ecstatic to welcome the swifties with open arms. These concerts bring so much tourism to our beautiful country, but many don’t stay long enough to experience the vast attractions and picturesque towns it has to offer. There are a lot of musicians playing venues like Principality Stadium on weeknights, so we’re trying to show why music lovers should book that extra annual leave and really make a weekend of it.”

At the beginning of summer, Taylor Swift is playing the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Tuesday the 18th of June. This is the perfect opportunity to book that extra time off to enjoy the entire long weekend in Wales and soak up the sights, culture and nightlife. Transport for Wales runs services to Cardiff from all over the country, including Manchester, Liverpool and London.

This is an easy way to relax and enjoy some time off, without worrying about parking or being the designated driver. Not only this, but there are so many attractions and things to do in Cardiff, including enjoying a spot of retail therapy, visiting markets, or soaking up some culture at a host of museums.

You could also enjoy a day trip to one of the many small towns in Wales including Barry Island where the much loved Gavin and Stacey was filmed. Transport for Wales runs services from Cardiff to Barry Island every day, with the first train leaving as early as 5:30 AM.

This isn’t the only concert taking place on a weeknight either this spring/summer, with Girls Aloud playing at Utilita Arena Cardiff on Monday the 27th of May and Avril Lavigne playing at Cardiff Castle on Tuesday the 2nd of July.

Don’t forget to check out our What’s On events listings for details of some of the biggest events in Cardiff and beyond this year.

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