The history of music in Wales

A montage of Welsh pop stars

Our guide to some of the many highlights of Welsh rock and pop, from the 1960s to the present day.



From the success of Tom to Badfinger and Mary Hopkin.


The valleys are alive to the sound of folk, pop, acid rock and punk.


Welsh music finally hits a creative and commercial stride.


The dominance of Manics, Stereophonics and Catatonia.

21st century

Lostprophets, Funeral, GLC, Charlotte Church and beyond.

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