Wales launches feels like summer at Sophia Gardens

12 Dec 2018 | Events
July 20, 2019 welcomes a brand new music event for Wales when Orchard Live, current Live UK Regional Promoter of the Year and Sophia Gardens host, Feels Like Summer.

The new event which promises to be one of best parties of the summer will have music from headliners Bananarama, very special guest Bonnie Tyler, a workout with Mr Motivator, a Roller Disco and a host of street food and drink at Sophia Gardens' Front Lawn.

Tickets will go on sale from 10am December 14 2018 from,, and 0333 321 9996

Bananarama celebrated the group’s 36th anniversary earlier this year and their achievements speak for themselves. Two Band Aid appearances, an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, many of which were international hits, four hitting the US Billboard Top 10 including a No.1 with Venus.

To date the duo have had 32 Top 40 UK hits which include firm favourites Robert De Niro’s Waiting, Cruel Summer, and Love in the First Degree. They have released 10 albums and sold 30 million records. With a career spanning four decades, and a voice instantly identifiable the world over, Bonnie Tyler is the international first lady of rock, born in Skewen, Neath, South Wales. Both “It’s a Heartache” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million. Bonnie’s work has earned her two Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.

In addition to the headliners Derrick Errol Evans, better known as "Mr. Motivator", the British fitness instructor will taking to the stage early on to He rose to fame in the early 1990s through appearances on the UK breakfast television show GMTV, where he performed live fitness sessions and offered tips and advice to viewers. Cardiff’s very own GRLTLK will be spinning party favourites throughout the day, there will be a roller disco fit enough to roll through with your mates with a funky town disco DJ supplying tunes to glide too. 

Orchard was recently awarded UK Regional Promoter of the Year for the third time in the Live Music Business Awards. Director Pablo Janczur said: “We’ve always wanted to create an event that is a giant summer party with music directly at the heart.

"Feels Like Summer is exactly that! With music from headliners Bananarama, Bonnie Tyler, a roller disco, a glitter bar, a whole host of street food that is scrumptious and much more to be announced. Come rain or shine this event will definitely Feel Like Summer.”

No festival is without its food, so you’ll be pleased to hear there will be a delicious local street food village from Ffwrnes Pizza, Got Beef, Puckin’ Poutine and Hard Lines Coffee and much more.

Gates will open at 3.00pm and tickets are £49.50