“The Cardiff Festival is always amazing fun,” said our source at A Vision Network, “There's so much going on, and it's a great chance to get out and see the city, and have a fun time checking out all the events.”
Organisers have planned a total of 21 events for this year’s festival, which runs for three months from Saturday, June 2 until September 2. The city will officially celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as part of the festival, as well as making the most of the capital’s involvement in the Olympics.
Cardiff council leader Heather Joyce said: “I am very pleased to be launching what will be a special Cardiff Festival this year. I am delighted that there are so many landmark and historic events joining the festival in my first year, it may be a few years before we have Olympic and Jubilee events within the programme again. Alongside new and exciting events, old favourites will return to keep residents of Cardiff entertained and brings tourists from across the UK and beyond to our fantastic and vibrant capital city.”
Cardiff will host a Big Lunch event on St Mary Street on Sunday, June 3, as part of the city’s Jubilee celebrations. The city centre will also play host to full day of music, comedy and sports entertainment to mark the very first event of the London 2012 Olympic Games – a women’s football match featuring Team GB on July 25 at the Millennium Stadium.
“It's a real boost to the profile of Cardiff every year,” said our source from A Vision Network, “People come from all over to the city to experience the festival, and we hope this year will be no different, as the festival looks to be one of the best yet.”