- by Michael Burgess
- BBC news
With Coldplay leaving Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and summer music festivals looming, we take a look at some of the other big names in music who have visited Wales over the years.
Wales has seen many of the most famous musical acts in modern history, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Beyoncé and Madonna.
As these photos from past concerts show, it’s not without reason that Wales is called the Land of Songs.
In Cardiff in December 1972, singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page of the rock group Led Zeppelin sat down to listen to a quiet tune.
Tina Turner performed at the Cardiff Arms Park National Stadium during her Wildest Dreams Tour in July 1996.
Madonna took the stage at the Millennium Stadium then in Cardiff on 30 July 2006 for the first UK concert of her world tour to promote her album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
Singer-guitarist Marc Bolan and T-Rex percussionist Mickey Finn were enjoying a vacation in Cardiff in 1973.
The Man Who Fell to Earth, David Bowie, performed at the Newport Center on July 1, 1989.
Beyoncé Knowles performed at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 6 June 2018 during her ‘On the Run II’ tour.
That same night, Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z also took the stage to cheer his wife on.
Thriller singer Michael Jackson performed at the Cardiff Arms Park on 26th July 1988.
U2’s Bono recorded himself on stage during the band’s Zoo TV tour at Cardiff Arms Park on 18 August 1993.
Taylor Swift attends BBC Radio 1’s ‘Biggest Weekend’ at Singleton Park, Swansea on May 27, 2018.
Elton John performed at Colwyn Bay’s Alias Stadium on 6 June 2015.