Crowded House Announce They Are Playing Cardiff Castle

Australasian rock giants Crowded House are to headline a massive outdoor show in South Wales next summer

The five-piece rock band famed for such legendary hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Weather With You will play Cardiff Castle on Thursday June 20.

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The Cardiff Castle date is one of only a handful of shows Crowded House are performing in the UK next summer including outdoor dates at The Piece Hall, Halifax, and Lincoln Castle.

Joining founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour in Cardiff will be Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. 

With a career that spans almost 40 years, Crowded House have enjoyed worldwide success. They have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and in 2016, the band was inducted into the ARIA – Australian Recording Industry Association – Hall of Fame.

Crowded House have also won several national and international awards including being named International Group of the Year at the BRIT Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

The headlining show at Cardiff Castle is presented by promoters DEPOT Live and Cuffe and Taylor.

Nick Saunders from DEPOT Live said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing Crowded House to the Welsh capital for their first ever date at the castle.”

Formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985 out the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, their eponymous self-titled debut album on Capitol Records went on to global success with the hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong.

The band’s first incarnation lasted from 1985 through 1995 with four studio albums and enjoyed much success worldwide, becoming particularly beloved for their freewheeling and interactive live shows

Crowded House are the latest act revealed for what promises to be an incredible summer at Cardiff Castle. They join indie music legends Manic Street Preachers and Suede who will play two consecutive sold-out co-headline shows at the historic venue, a double-headlining show from US alt rockers The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer, and headlining shows from chart toppers JLS and Tom Grennan, with more to be announced.

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