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Cardiff - Looking for an unused warehouse, building or basement

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by Dom400, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Hi guys, we are looking for somewhere that can hold about 500 people to gain a temp events notice and put on a party there in Cardiff. We would work with the owner on some form of hire fee / bar split. We are already an established night and have had quite a few big headliners over the last 6 months and have a captive audience, just looking to try something different as a pose to the normal venues.

    This might seem a bit of a long shot but if you know of any place or anyone with a spare space available doing nothing then we'd love to speak to them! Feel free to comment below or send me an inbox, thanks a lot
     
  2. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  3. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Hi mate thanks for your reply, hire fee there is massive, looking ideally for a space that an individual or company owns that isn't doing much with then we would put things in our selves such as temp bar, dj decks, sound and lighting, rather than an already established venue such as City Hall, clubs or bars etc
     
  4. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I can't think of any unused warehouses or units off the top of my head, but look around the rumney and tremorfa industrial estates for empty units and have a punt
     
  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    what music?
     
  6. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Electronic - House Music - Disco/Tech/Garage etc
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  7. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    could also try some of the units down curran road, I've been to a few party's in places down there over the years.
     
  8. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ai but this is a charging event and i reckon not much chance
     
  9. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    one off licence, no neighbours, might stick a chance. Or you could always forget to tell the council and front it. Private party
     
  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    maybe i'm wrong but is it not like the big ones they've been doing in other cities so will be promoting it etc?
     
  11. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Hi guys, we'd definitely want to go down the TEN route to make it all above board etc, would be spending quite a bit on sound speakers and a headliner too so if it got shut down it would be a disaster! We would ideally do up to 500 as I've heard this is much easier than a licence for over this amount, a few people in Cardiff I know have done this really well over the last couple of years but come across their basements just from people they know...Will look up the curren road units, thanks for the lead! I take it these will be a mix of used and unused? Once again it's finding the owner which is the difficult part though :/
     
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Curran Rd
    good luck
     
  13. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Don't suppose you happen to know any contacts there at all? :/
     
  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    nope sorry
     
  15. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    any empty ones will likely have for rent signs outside, give the property mgmt folks a bell to discuss the possibility of a "pop up" event. it don't sound so gruesome to them then
     
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  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    and if its a goer we will of course want guest listing ;)
     
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  17. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    good idea!
     
  18. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    we put a free party on in bute park years ago as an anti CJB event. we told the council it was a world music event and got a permit for free as long we got insurance to cover the grass from damage. we had soundsystems from England and Wales, so it was truly music from across the world.
     
  19. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    haha! Will do :) you recon the letting agents will take their time though to put it to the owners if their not getting much out of it themselves? Main issue is if they do let it they will have to cancel the plans which would be a disaster as we need to book headliners and equiptment, so many small things in something like this, ideally the place has to be empty and not to let :facepalm: thanks for your help though anymore ideas / thoughts let me know of course you will be able to come for free, if we manage to pull a few off it will an amazing event...just this first step thats all
     
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  20. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    fair play
    good luck
    i will ask anyone likely to know that i come across
     
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  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  22. TodayIsCaturday

    TodayIsCaturday Banned Banned

    selling tickets to a secret warehouse party :thumbs:
     
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  23. Dom400

    Dom400 New Member

    Haha! These are my friends as well! Everyone else seems to be finding these places! We could use this after but apparently it's quite small!
     
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  24. Daniel Newman

    Daniel Newman New Member

    any luck on this guys as I'm in the exact same situation? looking for same thing willing to spend £1000 for the one night
     
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    you could prob hire the depot for that
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    One grand should easily get you a big legal venue plus sound system/ security etc. Unlikely to get the bar take though.
     
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