LostProphets March 2010 Afan Lido gig moved to Cardiff International Arena, now May 2010

Posted: 27th January 2010

After the recent announcement that Port Talbot venue Afan Lido leisure centre is to be almost-completely rebuilt following a fire there in December, the LostProphets gig which was due to take place there at the beginning of March has naturally been moved.

Onwards-and-upwards for fans of LostProphets, as those that purchased tickets for a leisure centre gig will now prophet (sorry) from an arena date in Cardiff at the CIA instead, with a new date of 1st May. It also means that there are now more tickets available, priced at £22.99 + booking fee.

The Afan Lido date was to have been the cherry-on-top of their Feb/ March UK tour, with the gig topping-off the tour being on St. David's Day. That cherry has just transformed into a fat old, juicy nectarine with the venue upgrade (yum!). By our reckoning, it will be the band's first headline arena date since 2007, and has the added benefit of being more carbon-friendly, since it's now a slightly shorter trip down the A470 to Cardiff for their hometown fans - maybe offsetting that nasty carbon caused by the Afan Lido fire - I'm sure the Copenhagen Climate Change conference would have approved…

Tickets remain valid, but those wishing to obtain a refund can do so at their point of purchase.

The Pontypridd boys were also recently added to the line-up of the newly-created Outside-in Festival 2010 in Gateshead for the end of the month, alongside The Courteeners, N-Dubz, Pixie Lott and many more.

Daniel O'Connell