The Kings of Leon were welcomed to Wrexham by thousands on Saturday (May 27) for the first of the duo of concerts at the Racecourse Ground.

In the last few weeks, excitement has been building for the gigs, which would see Wrexham’s The Declan Swans, and Kelly Jones of Stereophonic’s new band Far From Saints open for the American rock band.

By 4pm, the queues had been building and were wrapped around the Racecourse, despite the gates not opening till 5pm.

For those not wanting to queue early, there was plenty of entertainment in the area. The Turf was full of concertgoers ready for the big event, and over at the Maesgywn, many enjoyed a pint in the sun and were treated to live music.


It was a day full of music in the sun, with many starting early to make a full day of the event.

The Declan Swans opened the show at 6.30 pm, and thousands of voices belted out the line “bring on the Deadpool, and Rob McElhenney!”

Then it was Far From Saints’ turn to entertain the crowd.


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Then, the main event, the Kings of Leon. The performance could only be described as spectacular as some of the band's most famous songs echoed throughout the ground.

The marvel of the show was the three new floodlights, which put on their own show. Many people spoke of their excitement to see them in use at the start of the 2023/24 season.

Of course, ‘Sex on Fire’ was the last song to be performed by the band, much to the excitement of the crowd, many of whom later left the ground to a chorus of Wrexham songs.

This weekend is one that will stay in the memory of Wrexham for a long time to come.