Cardiff Council Update: 27 July

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: four nights of live music at Cardiff Castle to support grassroots venues; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; and vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.


Live and Unlocked: Four nights of live music at Cardiff Castle to support grassroots venues

Four nights of live music, curated by Cardiff's grassroots music venues, will take place at Cardiff Castle over the August bank holiday weekend, as part of a Cardiff Council plan developed with Cardiff Music Board, to support live music and put culture at the heart of the city's recovery from Covid-19.

Three acts will perform each night, and independent venues Clwb Ifor Bach, Porters, Fuel, and  The Moon, will curate the music, sell the tickets, retain all ticket income, and pay the musicians involved, providing much needed support for an industry that has been hit hard by the strict public health guidelines needed to control the spread of Covid-19.

Starting on Friday 27thAugust, will be an opening night of music programmed by  Clwb Ifor Bach,  featuring local bands Panic Shack, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and the Bug Club.

Porters  will programme Saturday night, presenting Yasmine & the Euphoria, Year of the Dog and more.

Fuel  takes Sunday night, with their line-up including Those Damn Crows, Cardinal Black, and Scarlet Rebels.  The Moonwill bring the Bank Holiday weekend to a close on Monday with Afro Cluster, celebrating the launch of their new album, The Allergies (DJ set), Niques, DJ Trishna Jaikara, plus host Prendy.

Tickets and more information will be available on the individual venue websites or social media from Wednesday July 28, including details of the acts added to those listed above.

The ‘Live and Unlocked' sessions aim to give musicians a stage to perform, and provide a safe environment that inspires public confidence in returning to live events after 17 challenging months.

The events will offer both seating and standing areas for the gig-goers to choose from. As a condition of entry all attendees will be required to present a negative Lateral Flow Test (taken within the previous 24 hours). Photo ID and track and trace information will also be required.

Leader of Cardiff Council, and Chair of Cardiff Music Board, Cllr Huw Thomas, said: "Live music venues and musicians have had to deal with huge challenges throughout the course of the pandemic. Even now, as restrictions are relaxed, some challenges remain, but our hope is that by staging this series of events at the Castle, we can support the industry and the people who work in it, and importantly, bring some joy back to the city."

Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "We've been waiting a long time for the restart of live music in Cardiff. Before the pandemic we set out a bold ambition for Cardiff to become an internationally recognised Music City. Now is the time to reset and start the hard work of making that ambition a reality."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (16 July - 22 July)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

26 July 2021, 09:00


Cases: 564

Cases per 100,000 population: 153.7 (Wales: 164.4 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 5,181

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,412.1

Positive proportion: 10.9% (Wales: 11.0% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 27 July

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  680,456 (1stDose: 356,653 2ndDose: 323,803)


  • 80 and over: 20,800 / 94.5% (1stDose) 20,399 / 92.7% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,093 / 96.2% (1stDose) 14,867 / 94.8% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,472 / 95.6% (1stDose) 21,284 / 94.7% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,943 / 94% (1stDose) 21,609 / 92.6% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,006 / 92.1% (1stDose) 25,560 / 90.5% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,303 / 90% (1stDose) 28,622 / 87.9% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,897 / 87.5% (1stDose) 27,995 / 84.8% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 54,722 / 80.8% (1stDose) 51,888 / 76.6% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 58,993 / 73.8% (1stDose) 52,479 / 65.6% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 76,641 / 74.4% (1stDose) 59,523 / 57.8% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,926 / 98.5% (1stDose) 1,897 / 97% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,312 / 93.9% (1stDose) 11,046 / 91.7% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 45,986 / 89.4% (1stDose) 43,798 / 85.1% (2ndDose)


Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication. Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.