Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield to headline Cardiff festival

Bradfield has recently composed his first film soundtrack

Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield is to play a rare solo show when he headlines Cardiff festival Brickstock next month.

Bradfield will play with Therapy? singer Andy Cairns at the festival on October 22 at Cardiff Brickworks.

Others on the bill include Captain Accident And The Disasters, Johnny Cage And The Voodoo Grove, Goan Dogs, Featherjaw and Milk. The festival takes place over two weekends, with Cassetteboy Vs DJ Rubbish headlining on November 6.


Bradfield last played solo around the release of his only solo album ‘The Great Western’ in 2006. The singer has recently completed his first film soundtrack for The Chamber, a submarine thriller starring Christian Hillborg, Johannes Kuhnke and Elliot Levey. It’s directed by Ben Parker, who previously made 2011 thriller Shifter. There are currently no plans to release Bradfield’s instrumental soundtrack.

The show comes as Manic Street Preachers wind down touring in support of the 20th anniversary edition of their album ‘Everything Must Go’. Having played several shows where they performed the album in full, the trio finish touring with a pair of Japanese shows in Tokyo and Osaka on November 8-9.

The band will then continue writing a new album. Since relasing a pair of albums, ‘Rewind The Film’ and ‘Futurology’, in 2013-14, the band have focused on reissuing their back catalogue.