The Killers, Manic Street Preachers and Paul Weller perform

Cardiff Castle
Image caption The weather forecast should mean it will be slightly less gloomy this weekend

US rock band The Killers performed at Cardiff Castle on Friday night, their first show in the city since 2012.

Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers will perform at the castle on Saturday night, before legend Paul Weller entertains crowds on Sunday night.

Castle Street and North Road will be closed for about 30 minutes, to give people chance to leave the castle.

The castle has a capacity of more than 10,000 people.

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Image caption The Killers will headline Glastonbury the day after they play in Cardiff

The Killers played Cardiff Castle in their Summer Sounds series the night before they headline the main Pyramid stage at Glastonbury on Saturday night.

The weather forecast has said it will be warm with plenty of sunshine, but there is the chance of the odd scattered showers and Sunday will be a cooler and breezier day.

Image caption Paul Weller performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2015

'Biggest fan'

The Killers paid tribute to BBC presenter Rachael Bland, who died at the age of 40 almost two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Her husband Steve Bland said the dedication was "unbelievable".

Mr Bland had sent a message asking if they would dedicate a song to his late wife, who was the band's "biggest fan".

He said: "Even when her cancer made her so very ill your music brought her to life. She died in September.

"On Friday we're coming to see you in her home city Cardiff. A song dedication would mean the world."

A friend, Sean Underwood, tweeted after the gig: "Incredible night and amazing @thekillers actually did do #songforRach it was most amazing moment no one could actually take in what happened, our group of 10 ish with @blandsteve all in floods.

"You did did it buddy... you did it. For you @Rachael_Hodges 😘"

The Manic Street Preachers tweeted they are playing a "huge homecoming show".

Image caption The Manic Street Preachers performed at Cardiff Castle on BBC Music Day in 2015

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