May at St Davids Hall


MAY promises to be another action-packed month at St David’s Hall with a dazzingly diverse programme featuring everything from side-splitting stand-ups to stunning solo artists!

Art-rock legend Bryan Ferry reels off the hits from his solo career to a sold-out Cardiff crowd on 11 May – he may even throw in a few Roxy Music classics too! Likewise, there’s not a seat left in the house for Texas (5 May), who will give intimate performances of the very best from Sharleen Spiteri’s songbook.

Also from Scotland is the effervescent Glaswegian, Lulu, who will belt out the songs that first inspired her as well as a collection of personal favourites (18 May). And hailing from the same city are former BRIT Award winners Belle & Sebastian (3 May). Limited seats are still available, so book now to experience the indie cult heroes live on stage. And continuing with a Celtic theme, former Scots Singer of the Year Emily Smith brings her brand of traditional music to the Hall’s Level 3 Lounge as part of the Roots Unearthed series (12 May).

Plus, if folk is your thing then you’re in for a treat this month. Al Stewart was at forefront of the genre when it was revived in the 1970s, and he’s still captivating audiences over three decades later. He’ll perform his classic album The Year of the Cat in its entirety on 10 May. Iconic Irish folk star Mary Black returns for an emotional farewell tour in The Last Call (15 May), whilst her compatriot Christy Moore shares his magical melodies the following night (16 May).

St David’s Hall has got awe-inspiring orchestral music covered too. On 8 May the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Hadyn’s The Creation, whilst the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (19 May) will be in full flow with a powerful programme of Beethoven and Szymanowski. Conversely if you like your music more experimental and innovative, the Colin Currie Group (1 May) performing the works of Steve Reich will be right up your street!

Furthermore, you’ll be roaring with laughter with four top comedians throughout May. Panel show favourites Paul Merton (4 May), Milton Jones (14 May) and Reginald D. Hunter (31 May) pop in with their witty one-liners and deadpan deliveries. Plus, Cardiff boy Rod Woodward (22 May) will go down a storm with the hometown crowd having already conquered the Royal Variety Performance and supported the likes of Russell Brand and Paddy McGuinness on tour!

Elsewhere, there’s a feast of alternative entertainment with four nights of Pirates of the Carabina: Flown featuring amazing acrobats and spectacular stunts (27-30 May). And there’s even internationally renowned psychic Sally Morgan who shares her extraordinary gift on 6 May.

Whatever your tastes, you’re guaranteed a great time at St David’s Hall!