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Play The Hits: Ben Howard

Posted on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell


Multi BRIT Award-winner Ben Howard is the modern sound of folk, combing beautiful melodies with indie sensibilities to great effect.

After winning British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough Act at the 2013 BRITs thanks to remarkable debut record Every Kingdom, he went on to give a career defining performance at Glastonbury which hailed the arrival of a rare young talent.

Howard has gone on to enjoy continued commercial success with subsequent albums I Forget Where We Were (2014), Noonday Dream (2018), and Collections from the Whiteout (2021), enjoying the support of a global audience and critical acclaim.

This summer sees Ben play a spectacular outdoor concert at the magnificent grounds of Cardiff Castle. Taking place on Sunday 23rd of June, you can look forward to an extraordinary evening of great music in a stunning setting.

Tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday 24th of March. CLICK HERE  to set an event reminder with Gigantic!

In anticipation of this exciting show, we take a look back at the best Ben Howard songs we’d love to hear live at Cardiff Castle, and remind you of all the high notes throughout his career as part of our Play The Hits series!



“Only Love”

“Only Love” is Howard‘s greatest single chart success to date, shooting straight into the Top 10 and revealed the enormous appeal of his stripped down sound.



"I Forget Where We Were"

Lead single and title track of Ben‘s second album, "I Forget Where We Were" is an emotive song of love, longing and nostalgia. A true tender moment to be shared with a special someone.



"Keep Your Head Up"

Platinum-selling single "Keep Your Head Up" originally featured on the Games in the Dark EP, and is a rousing anthem dedicated to tenacity and optimism. The perfect song to get you through dark days and celebrate the good times.



"Nica Libres at Dusk"

In 2021, Ben dropped latest album Collections from the Whiteout which saw him reach out for a more experimental edge as heard on atmospheric song "Nica Libres at Dusk". Over a decade into his career, Howard continues to find new impressive means of expression.



📆 July

23/07    Ben Howard – Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Ben Howard tickets are released at 10:00 on Friday 24/03 with Gigantic!



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