The X Factor is coming to Cardiff!


The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars as they travel the length and breadth of the country on the 2017 audition tour.

The tour will be visiting Cardiff on 7th – 9th April with auditions at St David’s Centre, 11 StDavid’s Way, Cardiff, CF10 2EF. Auditions are happening between 10am – 6pm.

This is part of a nationwide audition tour, which is visiting towns and cities across the country. Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by registering online or by just turning up.

So if you think you could be the next Matt Terry, Louisa Johnson, One Direction, Little Mix or Olly Murs, or know someone who you think could be, now is the time to come along and showcase your vocal talent.

Dermot O’Leary says: “2016 was a fantastic year for The X Factor and now we’re about to kick start the auditions for 2017! We found some incredible talent and some amazing voices last year and now it could be your turn. Just one audition could change your life so if you think you’ve got what it takes then why don’t you apply?”

This year there are three easy ways to apply:

  • Registering online ( for one of the Open Audition cities or by just turning up at one of the Open Audition cities on the day
  • Heading to the Mobile Audition Tour which will be visiting smaller towns and cities across the country. There is no need to register for the Mobile Audition dates – full details see
  • For anyone who isn’t able to make it to any of the auditions you can also send in your own video audition via our website .

Acts are advised to turn up early to the Open Auditions and Mobile Auditions. Everyone who turns up will be guaranteed an audition.

All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified.  If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of the X Factor judges, when the judges’ auditions take place in summer.

The hit show has uncovered some outstanding talent across the years. To date, One Direction have sold more than 70 million records worldwide, Olly Murs released four multi-platinum albums with his fifth 24 Hours being  recently certified platinum, while Little Mix’s fourth album Glory Days is now the longest reigning No.1 in the UK since the Spice Girls’ debut album Spice. In 2016, three of the four British lead acts to chart at No.1 in the UK singles chart were discovered by The X Factor – Zayn, James Arthur and Little Mix. Last year’s winner Matt Terry is currently working on his debut album, after his charity winner’s single When Christmas Come Around debuted at No. 3 in the Official UK Charts.

For more information, please contact:

The X Factor Press Office, 02076915966 / [email protected]