CARDIGAN Castle will be welcoming the wonderful Huw Stephens back on Saturday, July 27 to curate an evening of music, celebrating some of the best that Wales has to offer right now.

And it’s going to be an absolute corker…

Huw Stephens is a DJ and a presenter for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Cymru, the film Anorac and Other Voices festival. He is also the co-founder of Swn Festival and The Welsh Music Prize.

Headlining the evening is Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon. This is an incredibly rare outing for the Pop Dungeon which has been lauded by the great and the good as one of the best gigs you could hope to go to.

“It’s brilliant, it’s just so much fun. I can honestly, honestly (not ironically) suggest that everybody goes there, it’s the most fun you can have at a gig,” says Sali Hughes

It’s a carefully and lovingly crafted genre-hopping set that mixes the likes of David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Prince, En Vogue, Rage Against The Machine, Missy Elliott and Black Sabbath.

“A riotous set that sees her cover an eclectic mix of disco hits, rock anthems and cult pop curios, Church, has achieved the unlikely feat of making covers bands cool,” writes The Guardian

Joining the headliners for the evening there is not one, but two of the hottest new bands around -Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and Adwaith.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard is a 4-piece from Cardiff which regularly sell-out shows in the city and have toured to ecstatic reviews everywhere they play.

Their live sets are wild and energetic, channelling the ghosts of rock and roll past, but offering a fresh take on the classic rock model. While dressed in denim. Their fans include Noel Gallagher and Iggy Pop!

“I don’t listen to much contemporary music… there’s a Welsh band called Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard who are great,” says – Noel Gallagher.

Adwaith are a ludicrously talented three-piece experimental post-punk band from Carmarthen. They are like the Welsh Slits playing Johnny Cash songs all set in a distinctively European post-punk urban setting. They have been remixed by James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers.

“Adwaith win hands down as the coolest new band from Wales; they are new, fresh, young female musical talent, that’s why I’m so excited,” says Bethan Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales).

Tickets for the show are £22.50 (£15 under-18) and are available from Theatr Mwldan. Doors open at 6pm, music from 7pm.