Tony Hadley features in Big Weekend of LIVE music
at Caerphilly Castle September 18th

Big names OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (sold out) 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 Wales’ largest independent music promoter, Orchard Entertainment in the largest castle in Wales.

UPDATE: If you are coming to either see OCEAN COLOUR SCENE or TONY HADLEY we’ve added some event notes with extra details for how to get there, times and what to expect here.

On 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.

On Saturday 17th 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.

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.

Tickets are available from 9am Friday June 10th from:

  • Box Office 02920 230130
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Blackwood Miners Institute
  • Cardiff Ticketline UK


Tony Hadley Caerphilly Castle
For further information, please contact


Event Notes

We hope you’re excited to join us for a great weekend of music at Caerphilly Castle on Saturday the 17th and 18th September!
We ask for your co-operation and request you abide by the following guidelines designed to assist you:

Running Order


17:00 Gates Open
The Hearts
Ocean Colour Scene
Curfew: 22.00 (Approx.)


Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band
Tony Hadley
Curfew: 22.00 (Approx.)

The Box Office

– will open from 4pm on the day of the event. Outside the front entrance of the Castle.

Prior to the Box Office opening, tickets will still be available online at

DOs & DON’Ts


• Do enjoy!
• Do keep your ticket with you at all times.
• Do arrive at the castle in good time prior to the start of the concert.
• Do bring weather proof clothing.
• Do put any rubbish in the bins provided for you.
• Do look for official vendors and concessions stalls.
• Do avoid unlicensed traders outside the grounds.
• Do allow ample time for your journey.
• Do send us your pictures of the event


• Do not arrive with any form of audio or visual recording equipment.
• Do not put up umbrellas during the concert performance.
• Do not bring dogs to the event (with the exception of assistance dogs).
• Do not leave valuables on display in your vehicle.
• Do not bring any type of furniture.
• Do not bring any food or drink with you.

Getting here

The concert takes place in:
Caerphilly Castle
Castle St
CF83 1JD

By Car

Enter the following postcode into your SatNav: CF83 1JD

Car parking sites

There are local car parks situated around Caerphilly; local signage will be in place for directions. Please check Caerphilly Councils website for more information.

Park and Ride

There are no park and ride facilities for this event.

Getting there by Bus

There are bus stops close by, outside the castle grounds;
Concert goers should be mindful of the timing of the concert and are advised to check with the operator ( ) for details of the timetable.

Getting there by Train

The nearest railway station is Caerphilly Train Station, which is approximately 10 minutes’ walk away from the Castle grounds. A taxi rank is situated outside the station. ( )

Concert goers should be mindful of the timing of the concert and are advised to check with the operator (Arriva Trains: 08457 484950 for details of the timetable.

Road Closures

There are no road closures planned for this event.


This is not a seated concert.
You are NOT permitted to bring camping furniture / deck chairs.


The event takes place on grass; friendly stewards, accessible toilets plus a disability viewing area are available. The Castle is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.


The concert will not be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Please bring clothing appropriate to the expected weather conditions. In consideration of other concert goers, umbrellas and gazebos should not be used.


A range of catering, offering a variety of food and drink will be available within the event arena from the time the gates open.


Standard and accessible toilet facilities are located throughout the event arena.