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Summary

  1. Cardiff City back in the Premier League for the first time since 2013-14
  2. Team go on open-top bus parade from Cardiff City Stadium to Cardiff Castle
  3. Thousands turn out to cheer on Neil Warnock and his players

Live Reporting

By Ben Frampton, Hollie Smith and Anna Caulton

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    Right folks, that brings an end to our live coverage of Cardiff City's promotion party.

    Enjoy the rest of the day and remember, only 32 days until the Premier League fixtures are announced on 14 June.

    Cardiff captain Sean Morrison (l) and manager Neil Warnock celebrate promotion to the Premier League
  2. Happy fans

    Craig and Ella, father and daughter. Both Cardiff City fans

    Craig and Ella, father and daughter from Groesfaen near Cardiff, are season ticket holders. Craig says: "I can’t put it into words, they’re playing the big boys now."

    Lucy-Ann Jones and Darren Williamson from Bridgend

    Lucy-Ann Jones and Darren Williamson came from Bridgend to watch the parade. He said: "I’m ecstatic, it’s been a long time coming and Warnock is an absolute legend."

    Tania and Peter Richards, both from Bridgend

    Tania and Peter Richards, both from Bridgend... Peter says: "It’s amazing, awesome and in blue as well, that means a lot to a lot of people!"

  3. Warnock reflects on the season's ups and downs

    Speaking to fans outside Cardiff Castle, Neil Warnock says he "had a word with him upstairs to make sure the weather was good for you".

    He tells the assembled throng of supporters about this season, and says "not one of you lot thought we’d get promotion at the start of this season, no, not one of you thought - don’t you lie!".

    "It's a great feeling at the moment. I know all the lads have had to put up with a few rollickings throughout the season - we’ve been kicked up and down, we’ve been written off that many times, and we’ve come back and surprised everybody.

    "When you look at a day like today you realise just what a big club we are - especially in Wales."

    Cardiff City fans at the castle
  4. The sun is shining on Cardiff

    Fan Laura Windsor said: "When the sun comes out like this, you know it's a great day - it's perfect! I'm over the moon, still not quite sure it's sunk in, but it's brilliant."

    Her son doesn't look like he can quite believe it either!

    Cardiff City fan Laura Windsor
  5. In case you missed the trophy

    Neil Warnock outside Cardiff City Stadium
    Image caption: Neil Warnock with the trophy outside Cardiff City Stadium earlier
  6. Swansea are relegated

    Swansea have lost 2-1 to Stoke and both teams will be playing in the Championship next season.

    Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium
  7. Packed to the rafters

    All eyes on Cardiff Castle and it's shoulder-to-shoulder out there.

    Cardiff City fans at Cardiff Castle
  8. Promotion is 'unbelievable'

    Jac from Bridgend probably reflecting the mood of many Cardiff fans: "It’s hard to believe they’ve gone up, I didn’t think it would happen."

    Cardiff City fan Jac, from Bridgend
  9. Bold prediction

    Christian and his little boy Sonny, from Blackwood, have been waiting by the castle.

    No jitters from Christian about next season, though: “Confident about life in the Premier league next season. Top half of the table!”

    A strong statement...

    Christian and his son Sonny
  10. They're at the castle

    Thousands have gathered at the castle waiting for the main event, and the bus has pulled up to the delight of the assembled fans.

    Cardiff City parade at Cardiff Castle
  11. Making progress through the crowds

    Usually people can't stand a slow bus journey through town, but not a single person will mind today - they're enjoying every second.

    Cardiff City bus making its way through Canton
    Cardiff City bus getting near the castle
  12. Songs and cheers

    Cardiff City Bus, Neil Warnock in silhouette
    Quote Message: Several hundred Cardiff fans have chosen to walk alongside the bus, singing and cheering every step of the way. The police have closed off many of the surrounding roads to allow the promotion parade through. No complaints from the drivers though, as several get out of their cars to take photos. from Tom Brown BBC Wales Sport
    Tom BrownBBC Wales Sport
  13. The wonder of Warnock

    Neil Warnock is the man who has taken Cardiff City from relegation worries to the Premier League - his eighth promotion. BBC Sport Wales has spoken to a member of each of the teams Warnock has guided to promotion to find out just what makes him a record breaker.

    Neil Warnock celebrating
  14. Parade pictures

    The parade is well under way and fans and players alike are making the most of a lovely summer's day.

    Child waving Cardiff City promotion flag
    fans following bus
    Bus making its way through the crowds