I was lucky enough to be invited by the guys at Depot in Cardiff to cover Depot in Cardiff Castle on June 2nd.
The castle is always an amazing setting for a gig, but this was advertised as family day out with some serious entertainment too; namely Sister Sledge and the Fratellis headlining, and nobody was disappointed.
With the sun blazing and the kids having a fabulous time, there was a full turn out and a great atmosphere at the Castle. There was also a few international and local stars too, with appearances by Reuben De Maid hanging out in the crowd, Amanda Henderson and local stars from rugby and ice hockey enjoying the day. Street food was served all day, with the likes of Mr Croquewhich melting their cheese everywhere, and with a very easy 5 minute wait at the bar for your pint, everyone was happy.
I must say thought the highlight of the day apart from the melted cheese, was another kind of cheese. Big fat sparkly disco glitter cheese! Yep, Sister Sledge. You never know when you sign up to see an older band performing, quite what you might get…. but the ladies still have it!!! Dance routines, perfect vocals and they belted out the classics. They left to rousing applause, a line of applause backstage from all the production, and no one could deny they are as good as the day they released their singles.
Let’s hope Depot in the Castle is staying as an annual event in Cardiff. Its an absolute corker.