Match-day entertainment at the Cardiff City Stadium is being given a boost – with live bands taking over the Canton stand before kick-off.
The club is trying to beef up pre-match entertainment after a survey showed the vast majority of Bluebirds fans were distinctly unimpressed by what was on offer in the concourse.
Cardiff City said the one thing many fans were calling for was live music before the game, and have built the Canton Stand Stage to showcase local talent to fans.
The first band to take the stage will be local boys Tiger Please.
Ryan Richards, the band’s manager and drummer with Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend, said the group – who are City fans – couldn’t wait.
Mr Richards, also a Bluebirds fan, said: “The band are all from Cardiff and around South Wales and are big football fans. One of the guys even works in catering at the stadium part-time.
“They are stoked to be playing it.”
The club is looking for other local bands to get involved.
A statement on the Cardiff City website read: “As part of our continued drive to improve the customer experience on a match day, we have initiated the Canton Stand Project.
“We’ve been working hard to deliver this idea and the new stage has now been installed. The debut act to play the Canton Stand Stage is local talent Tiger Please, who’ll take to the stage this Sunday ahead of the Bristol City game at 2pm.
“So, make sure you get down to Cardiff City Stadium early this Sunday to soak up the pre-match entertainment.
“We are looking to showcase local bands on the Canton Stand Stage at all our home league fixtures this season. If you are in a band and would like to appear on the stage, please send further information to firstname.lastname@example.org”
Tiger Please will be performing at the Cardiff City Stadium for the game against Bristol City