Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Motorpoint Arena


Known to most locals by its previous title, the Cardiff International Arena, the renamed Motorpoint Arena is one of the UK's leading events and entertainment venues. If you're planning to visit the Welsh capital for a major concert or other event, there's a good chance you'll be heading to this exciting venue.

Opened in 1993 by Dame Shirley Bassey in front of 5,000 fans, the arena has since hosted everyone from Lady Gaga and Elton John, to Oasis, Kings of Leon and Wales' own singing legend, Sir Tom Jones.

Cardiff's premier concert venue

Motorpoint Arena, the largest purpose-build exhibition in Wales, has hosted many big-name musical acts, including Kylie Minogue, Iron Maiden, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey and the Stereophonics. It is also a leading comedy venue in the city, with stars like Lee Evans and Peter Kay logging appearances here. The arena also hosts certain world-class sporting events, such as Premier League darts, and can be hired for weddings, business meetings and other private functions.

With a variety of food and drink options available on site, plus exclusive hospitality packages that are ideal for groups or special occasions, attending an event here is a fantastic night out for all ages.

With a convenient location right in the city centre, close to shop, restaurants, attractions and more, the Motorpoint Arena is also just minutes away from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff. So, if you're staying with us for a concert, you're just a couple of steps away from a good night's sleep when your evening is over.