The Specials

10 Sep 2021

The Specials are back on tour in 2021!

The veteran ska-punk band formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band that hit the British music scene hard. In the UK, their debut single “Gangsters” shot to Number 6 and every subsequent single was a Top 10 hit, including two Number 1 hits - “Too Much Too Young” and the much-loved “Ghost Town” - which won ‘Single of the Year 1981’ in NME, Melody Maker and Sounds.

Following the release of their eighth studio album Encore in 2019 to critical acclaim, the band comprised of Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter hit the road again, cementing their legendary status in the music scene and continuing to inspire the next generation of politically motivated acts.

Hospitality

Find out how to make your evening a night to remember with our hospitality packages. See Hospitality

Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.

Parking

We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

See more on Parking

Live Access Information

Use the form on Accessibility to tell us about your accessibility needs, or you give our Live Access team a ring on 029 2023 4509 if you prefer to talk.

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