The UK’s first ‘Music City’ named…

Today Cardiff officially declared itself a “Music City” aiming to boost its international profile. (After losing out to Coventry for the City of Culture)

Cardiff will work with musicians, promotors and venues, through to planners and licencing authorities to assess the value music can bring to the Welsh Capital.

These plans will not only protect allow live music now, but enable it to thrive for decades to come.

Council leader Huw Thomas said: “Music is an incredibly powerful force for good in our everyday lives, but more than this, it has the power to shape cities, particularly ones with the distinctive cultural offering that we have here in Cardiff.”

We are looking forward to keeping up with the plans for this “Music City” in 2018.