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GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI and EMF are to headline a weekend of open-air gigs in the centre of CARDIFF in August.

The Big Weekend, on the Civic Centre lawn close to Cardiff Castle, traditionally features a long line-up of Welsh bands and unusual national acts.

Previous years have seen performances from Leo Sayer, Billie Piper, a very early appearance by the Spice Girls, and locals 60ft Dolls, Dub War, Catatonia and Super Furry Animals.

Gorky’s have been booked to headline the free gig on August 3, EMF will play on

August 4 and Deacon Blue will close the event on August 5.

It will be Gorky’s first show since their well-received tour of small Welsh venues in the spring.

All the gigs are free admission, with no ticket required. More bands will be added in the coming weeks.

A “Big Buzz” live open-air event has also been confirmed for Cardiff Bay on July 26, as part of the city’s annual festival. No acts have yet been confirmed.