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Relieve that exam stress with gigs in Cardiff

Are you fed up of those endless hours of exam revision and the pressure to achieve those all-important grades this summer?
If so, then take a break (assuming you don't have an exam in the morning that is!) and relieve your stress and pains at gigs that are heading to Cardiff these coming weeks.
Whether it's hard-rock, pop, indie or dance, Cardiff offers a variety of quality music for all tastes, so go and let your hair down... You deserve it!
Here are 5 gigs recommended by Capital Properties:

The Fall

On Wednesday 22nd May, check out influential 70's post-punk band 'The Fall' at The Globe on Albany Road. Led by front man Mark E Smith, The Fall have been known to push boundaries and have never held back when it comes to experimentation. Described as ‘always different’, by well-known DJ John Peel, The Fall have achieved in what other bands in the UK strive to do, and that is to maintain their cult-like status in an ever demanding music industry for over four decades. Their unique style of jagged guitars, sing-speak vocals and keyboards create a great atmosphere at their gigs, which can definitely ease those brain-aches. Tickets can be found at

Slam Dunk Festival Wales

Head on down to the Great Hall, Solus, Cardiff SU on Tuesday 28th May and rock out all night with great bands such as American pop-rockers ‘Four Year Strong’ with their melodic hard-core style and sing-along rock, or ‘Pierce the Veil’, with their unique style of progressive post-hard-core. Also performing at this epic festival are influential New Jersey bands ‘The Early November’ and ‘Man Overboard’, American pop-punk band ‘Fireworks’, and many more. This festival is ideal for students as tickets are relatively cheap.

The Skints

null are a Reggae/Dub/Ska/Punk band from East London. In recent years the band have toured all over the UK and Europe playing hundreds of shows and supporting bands that include Gym Class Heroes, You Me at Six, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake. Now they arrive in Cardiff on Wednesday 29th May at Solus, Cardiff SU to enhance their already formidable reputation, mixing Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and punk rock, which creates a calming and relaxing vibe, perfect for post exam stress relief.


RihannaWorld renowned pop-sensation ‘Rihanna’, heads to Wales to perform at the Millennium Stadium on Monday 10th June, as part of her Diamonds World Tour 2013. Selling 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, Rihanna currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Accompanied by techno superstar David Guetta, she will bring all her massive number 1 hits including ‘Diamonds’, ‘We Found Love’, and ‘Umbrella’, to Wales’ capital city for an absolutely epic show which is sure to be packed out. The Millennium Stadium creates a fantastic and very unique atmosphere for concerts and Rihanna tickets are sure to be high demand so get yours ASAP!

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

And finally, as if you thought it couldn’t get any better, rock and roll band Bon Jovi are in town! Bringing their ‘Because We Can- the Tour’, a series of concerts in UK, they will stop off at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday 12th June for the ultimate rock and roll experience. Performing classic rock songs such as ‘Living on a Prayer’, ‘It’s my Life’, and ‘Give Love a Bad Name’, as well as introducing new material from their latest album ‘What About Now’, what better way to celebrate finishing your end of University year with a ticket to an unforgettable music experience!

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