The Manic Street Preachers, the first music live act to perform at the Millennium Stadium, will return to the iconic venue to support Paul McCartney in the Cardiff show of his ‘Up and Coming’ summer tour on Saturday – exactly 11 years since the official opening of the Millennium Stadium.

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The Welsh rock bandraised Cardiff’s world famous retractable roof to its rafters for the venue’s first-ever concert on Millennium Eve, just months after the stadium’s inaugural event, which saw Welsh rugby’shistoric victory over South Africa,on 26thJune 1999.

This weekend theManics return with their only performance in Cardiff this year to the Millennium Stadium , which now boasts a vast list of the biggest music stars such as Madonna, U2 and Robbie Williams, to support rock legend Paul McCartney’s first gig in Cardiff for over three decades.

The band from Blackwood, made up of Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, are looking forward to coming back to mark the venue’s 11th Anniversary and supporting the former Beatle:

“It is a massive thrill to play the stadium again and an even bigger one to be playing it with the legend that is Sir Paul,” the band said in a joint statement.

The ‘Up and Coming’ Tour will also be supported by indie newcomers The Joy Formidable.

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