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They outdo last year's Cardiff Castle show with South Wales extravaganza...

STEREOPHONICS will play a massive outdoor concert at Swansea’s Morfa Stadium on July 31.

The gig is being billed as ‘by far the biggest live event of the band’s career’ to dwarf last year’s 10,000-capacity Cardiff Castle show.

Support acts are still to be announced, but the band are planning to hold ‘pro-celebrity sporting events’ during the day. A celebrity memorabilia auction will also be held with proceeds going to charity.

A spokesperson for Stereophonics said: “They were keen to stage a major event in Swansea, a city which they felt they have previously overlooked while touring.

“They chose the more urban site of Morfa Stadium, built over the site of steelworks, as it has always had strong links with the working people of Swansea and South Wales, often depicted in the songs of Kelly Jones.”

Tickets are now on sale at ‘pound;19.50

The band play their first UK show of the year at London WC2 Hippodrome (March 1) for Radio 1‘s Lamacq Live. The concert will be broadcast live. This week sees the release of the band’s new single ‘Just Looking’, the video for which was shot in a blizzard in the Scottish Highlands. Their new album ‘Performance And Cocktails’ is out on March 8.

Tickets for the shows on the band’s UK tour and Morfa Stadium are available from NME’s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.