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The Attic

5-6 Castle Bailey St, Swansea.

Sat 12 Con7rol x Zoo Project Ibiza 4pm-3am, £12/£10 adv. Big night of house that starts on the rooftop terrace in the afternoon. Main room: OC & Verde, Lee Pennington, Taz Meah, Lloyd Haines, Jamie Morgan, Bode, Alexander Eley and Vedra & Rinaldi. Room 2: Greg Picking, Jordan Steins, Karl Newman, Lee H Michael & Symon R, James & Josh Green, Martin Dibble and Wayne Hannigan.

Sat 26 100% Old Skool 9pm-4am, £10 adv. Retro garage workout. Main room: Greg P, Nicky Grove, John Steffanick and Newman b2b Jordan Steins. UKG Terrace, 9pm-12am or so: Greg P, Lloyd-E, Nicky G and Team Williams.

Sun 27 Delusion 10pm-4am, £6-£10. Local trance heads debut in this venue with some classics and anthems for yer bank holiday. Rhys Thomas, Jonny Griffiths & Callan Christie, Dan McShane & Andrew Butty Davies, Ben Saunders and Simon Davies are the jocks.

The Big Top / 10 Feet Tall

11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 /

Thursdays Rock hits from DJ Andy Rhys Lewis. Fridays + Saturdays Resident DJs playing soul and funk.

Fri 4 Hey Mary 10.30pm, £5. Cardiff’s top gay/queer/drag/etc night. Hosted by Lucy Fur with Sissy Boy Tears DJs dropping the tunes. Normally on the first Friday of every month.

Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk and neo-soul.

Blind Tiger

49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.

Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Cocktails, drink deals and tunes as part of a cross-city midweek session.

Fridays Koncept & Friends 11pm, £3-£5. House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights.

Saturdays Re:work 11pm, £5. Underground and cutting edge club music promised.

Blue Honey Night Cafe

Quay Street, Cardiff. 07512 247712 /

*Thurs 31 Biryani Jazz 7-11pm, free. DJ Don Leisure plays cosmic/free/Afrocentric jazz – Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Pharaoh Sanders and so on. You can also eat a biryani while listening.


11 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-3am, Fri + Sat 11am-4am, Sun until 4am. 029 2031 0312 /

Mondays Bump & Grind 10pm-3am, £4/£3 before 11.30. 90s r’n’b/hip-hop night.

Thurs 24 Stickylemons present Summer Zest 9.30pm-3am, £6 adv. Drum’n’bass/jungle from Big Mikee, DJ Voltage, DJ Aries and Uprising Raggamuffin.

Saturdays The Shake Up 10pm-4am, £3. Pop, chart, house, r’n’b funk and soul from residents over two floors. Plus, when you order a drink from the bar you roll a dice and, if you roll a double, it’s half price. My commiserations to this venue’s bar staff for having to put up with this.

Club Ice

Broadway, Pontypridd. 07771 920726 /

Fri 11 Core Collision – Riot In The Club 7pm-3am, £10 adv/£15 VIP. Wall to wall hardcore bangers from Joey Riot, Burn, Racy, The Criminal, Chesh, Disturbed DJs and Blocaldini, alongside MCs Turbo, Ode, Venom and Lok1. I said in the July issue that Platform 11 was the only place in Ponty putting dance nights on, guess I was wrong though.

Club Oxygen

1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. 0844 8849171 /

Fridays Dance Anthems 11pm-6am, free. House and commercial music all night from Big Al, Nicky G, 3 Bird, Jordan Steins, LJ Isaac and Tom Chizzy.

Saturdays 10pm-6am, £5/free before 1.

Clwb Ifor Bach

Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 /

Wed 10 This Is Kizomba presents Juntos 10pm, £8. Kizomba, semba and afrobeats from DJ Mwami and DJ D Stylus. This night is usually based in Bristol I think.

Thurs 17 Propaganda A Level Results AV Party 10pm, £3. Pretty sure this is usually in Glam or one of those more studenty places, but I for one would much rather have this venue making all the money, although less thrilled thinking about all the 18-year-olds who are going to be sick on the floor.

Fridays (bottom) Zerox 10.30pm-3am, £4/£3 NUS. A “party jukebox” night. With DJs, though, not an actual jukebox.

Fri 18 Show Me What You’ve Got 10.30pm, £4. This is a karaoke night rather than a club one per se, but the venue have put it in their club listings.

Fri 25 Disco Motel Mardi Gras 10.30pm, £5. Disco, no further info submitted.

Saturdays Dirty Pop 10pm-4am, £5. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas’ top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter’s proper disco. Sat 26 is a Pride-related teamup with Don’t Tell Your Mother, an LGBTQ night in Bristol, and you can see Clubs for more on that.

Clwb Y Bont

85 Taff Street, Pontypridd. 01443 491424 /

Sat 5 Curfew Courtyard Party 2pm-12am, £5 adv. Outdoor alldayer in the yard of this cheap and very cheerful Ponty drinking hole delivers house and techno from Paul Blandford and Owen Kilby of Newport promoters Perc, plus Hotted, Agenda, Luke Tainton, Grant Rowsell and Matthew Hughes.


48 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.

Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Upfront dance anthems and “Urban Vibes”.

Fridays Spotlight Sessions / The Kickstart 5pm, £3/free before 9. Urban and club anthems and drinks deals. Part of the NPCLUBHOP price deal which also includes entry to Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Lambaba.

Saturdays Mischief Beat-driven anthems is the ambiguous description for tonight’s music policy.

Sundays Sunday Shisha Sessions 8pm, free. DJs til late and the weekend’s sports highlights.

Fiction & Vinyl

The City Gates, Little Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 828777 /

Wednesdays Underground 11pm-3.30am, £3.50/£2 before 1. House, chart, r’n’b and cheese across two rooms.

Thurs 17 Nathan Dawe Swansea A-Level Results Tour 9pm-3am, £6 adv/£10 VIP. “Nathan Dawe is the DJ on every club goer and promoters lips, having amassed a huge online following through his multi-genre mixes.” Ah, like Optimo or someone, I getcha. Well here he is helping your nephew celebrate scraping a B in General Studies. He is also in Cardiff this evening (see Pryzm listing). Only VIP tickets left at the time of writing.

Fridays 11pm-3am, £5/£3 adv. Drinks offers and, uh, music I guess.

Saturdays Agenda 10.30pm-3am, £3.50/£2 before 1. Fiction: house, r’n’b, EDM. Vinyl: pop and party.

The Flora

Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. 029 2115 1016 /

Sat 12 Groove Theory x Rotary Club 3pm-1am, £5 adv. House and disco drawn from the cream of the local scene: Darkhouse Family, The Organ Grinder, Brawd and representative DJs from both GT and RC.


5 Womanby Street, Cardiff. 07970 063107 /

Thursdays FUBAR 10pm-2am. Rock, metal and alternative clubnight.

Fridays + Saturdays Rock and metal anthems each weekend, plus special guests when such types are in town.


Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 /

Mondays New Quid On The Block 10pm-3am, £2/£free before 11. A mashup of chart, r’n’b, cheese and dance across two floors. The name is to commemorate the launch of the new pound coin, which in time you may also be able to use to purchase this nightclub.

Thurs 17 GVO Parties A-Level Results Special 10pm, £3/£1 early bird. Features a guest appearance from someone named Stephen Bear, who won Celebrity Big Brother in spite of his celebrity status only deriving from previous reality show appearances. This kind of thing really sullies the good name of these programmes in my view.

Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.

Sat 19 Groove 4-10.30pm, £12-£18 adv. The third of Glam’s summer rooftop parties, headlined by Secondcity.

Sun 27 Kisstory 10pm-3am, £8-£12 adv. Featuring a live PA from Serani, plus AJ King, Scott Garcia and Dr Psycho.


6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 /

Fri 18 Starving Artists 9pm. Hip-hop, lineup TBC.

Fri 25 Signor Funk 9pm, £3. Northern soul, disco, Motown, funk etc.

Sat 5 A Tribute To Prodigy 9pm, £3. The guy from Mobb Deep who died recently, that is. Lo Pan, Brynach Batin and Hold Up DJs will be playing Mobb Deep classics as well as music that inspired and/or was sampled by them.

Sat 12 Cosmogramma: Space Is The Place 9pm, £3. A night celebrating space jazz, afrofuturism and other jazz-electronic stuff. Their list of such mostly consists of modern updates like Flying Lotus rather than the older gear that inspired it.

Sat 19 Comfort’s Cracker 9pm. Funk, disco and hip-hop from Cardiff DJ Comfort.

Sat 26 Pleasuredome 9pm, £4/£3 before 11. Electro, synthpop, italo disco, new wave, funk and more. This month is a Pride special.

Sun 6 The Hold Up: Cypher Sessions 7pm, £3. Monthly hip-hop open mic jam moves to Sunday.

*Sun 27 Delete 1pm, £14-£18. NYC’s house icon Levon Vincent makes his third Cardiff appearance, and first in this venue. Steevie & Suzybee, of Freerotation Festival fame, also chip in with a live modular techno set. Matt Owen, Marc Parsons, Lee Graves and Kye are the residents. See Clubs for more.


The Old Church, Newport Road, Cardiff. 029 2049 0254 /

Fri 25 Unified Beatz 8pm-4am, £8 before 11. Main room: drum’n’bass from Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Rusher, MOD, Eazy Dubz, Nexsuz, Digits Mcphee, Dubba, Cybergroove, Stixx  and Neo Funk, plus MCs Deanie Ranking, Daddy G, Mike Wiley, Foggie and Ryder. Room 2: house and techno from Digits McPhee, Dubba Disco, Jamie Ryves, Jon Hodgson, Martin Dibble and Silver.

Sat 26 Love Is The Message £7/£5 before 12/free before 9.30 if registered on Facebook event page. Classic soul, reggae and hip-hop with DJs and live acts as well as food and cocktails. Sun I Tafari, Lucas J Rowe, EnBe and E Marvellous all feature.


75 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Fri + Sat 8pm-6am.

Sat 2 Sept Circle 8 9pm-6am. Drum’n’bass headlined by representatives of SDC, or the Shadow Demon Coalition. Additionally there’ll be sets from Bomber, Bason, Joe Blow, Pabz, T. Bone, Kallista, Low, Mowgli, Hoodfella Development, Endo, Chew, Conrad, C-za, Double Dee and Deadly Knightshade.


55 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2039 8965 /

Sat 5, 12 + 19 Aug Gary Twisted 9pm-3am, free. Gary, Cardiff’s number one fellow for your indie dancefloor hits, is called upon by Kiwis to do his thing for a total of 18 hours this month.


89 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-1am. 029 2066 8647 /

Sundays Mary’s Mad Sundays 12pm-1am, free. Cabaret and cocktails with Mary Mac.


Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942 /

Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £4/free early bird. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese.

Fridays Havoc 10.30pm-4am, free before 11. Mismatched alternative tunes from Hywel.

Saturdays Lose Yourself 10.30pm-4am, free before 11. Stereo Brain playing indie, beats, treats and pop-punk.

Meze Lounge

6 Market Street, Newport. 01633 259144 /

Thurs 24 A Level Results UV Party 7pm-12.30am. Expect the biggest chart and dance anthems In a UV playground, we are warned. Only open to 16-18-year-olds.

Thurs 31 NP20 Project 6pm. Showcasing a whole host of fresh MC, DJ and dance talent from a Summer School hosted by Newport Youth Service and Newport Live, alongside special guests.

Fridays Panic! Alternative anthems, pop-punk, hardcore and guilty pleasures.

Fri 1 Sept Hard Alliance 10pm-5am. Hardstyle, hard house and happy hardcore across two floors, featuring Kid Khaos, Juice and Swankie DJ plus more TBC.

Saturdays Rock You! 10pm, £3-£5. A selection of anthems across the decades plus party/covers bands each week.

Minskys Show Bar

Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128 /

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Tina Sparkle, Miss Babs and Jolene Dover.


84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 1315 /

Fridays Unfunkinbelievable Half price drinks from 5-10pm. What I find ‘unfunkinbelievable’ is that there’s a club night called ‘Unfunkinbelievable’ in the year 2017.

Saturdays ‘Miss’ Behaviour Music, cocktails, party. All these things are found here.

Mocka Lounge

Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 /

Thursdays The Social Affair 9pm-3am. Over-25s night with chart hits through the ages.

Fridays Timeless DJ Dan Nicholas plays r’n’b, funk, disco and old skool. Just old skool.

Saturdays Decorum Soulful and upfront house, plus funk, disco etc, from Sinky and Styles.

Sundays VIP Chris Evans (My Playhouse) plays club classics, funky house and r’n’b.

The Moon

Womanby Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3022 /

Wed 30 Womanby’s Clubbing 5.30-8pm. Monthly clubbing events for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Run in partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff.

Thursdays Twisted Thursdays Until 3am, free. Gary of Twisted By Design fame gets a regular Thursday night gig again, playing indie and alt-rock tunes after bands finish here.

Fridays Gigantic Free. Funk, punk, rock’n’roll, hip-hop, indie, reggae, soul until 3am.

Saturdays Five Dollar Shake Free. DJ Puddlefunk with bebop, funk, soul, Motown, hip-hop, reggae, ska and everything in between.


Walter Road, Swansea. 01792 649984 /

Fri 4 Hip Drop 10pm-2.30am, £2/free before 12. Northern soul, Motown and Stax.

Sat 5 Can’t Touch This 10pm-2.30am, £2/free before 12. Nineties revival night, prevously known as Rewind.

The Neon

Clarence Place, Newport. 01633 533666 /

Sat 12 Perc 9pm-3am, £6 adv. House and techno from Paul Blandford, Owen Kilby, Richard Anthony Moulton, Billy Jordan and Chris Cain. This is their seventh birthday party as well.

The Parrot

32 King Street, Carmarthen. 01267 231012 /

Fri 18 Sesh On 9pm-2am, £5. DJs Doc P, Sub:Conscious b2b SelectriX, Synapse and Rollie play what I am going to assume is drum’n’bass on account of the names. Mad that d’n’b DJs are still doing that ‘colon in the middle of a name’ thing.

The Pink Geranium

Herbert Street, Pontardawe. 01792 862255.

Sat 5 Lockdown Summer Alldayer 2-11pm, free. House, tech, future house, big room, Melbourne bounce and psytrance (I’m almost certain that you would only find the last of those listed with the other subgenres in south Wales) from DJs Rob EJ, Matt Damage, Vinnie G, Limey, Ryan Beech,, Connor Wills, Dan Newman and Deeppock3ts.

The Pit

The Strand, off Wind Street, Swansea.

Sat 5 + Sat 2 Sept Dead Of Night 10pm-3am, £3. Goth/alternative club night, on the first Saturday of every month. Moved from its previous home (one of several) in The Garage.

Pitcher & Piano

Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 461312 /

Sat 5 The Lighthouse Project Summer Sessions 3pm-12am, £10 adv. Outdoor alldayer on a house tip, DJs not confirmed but will be locals I think.


96 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon, Tue + Thurs 9pm-3am; Wed 8pm-3am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 1pm-3am. 029 2023 5825.

Mondays Pop Rocks 9pm. A night of what they call alternative pop but their examples (Green Day, Blink, Linkin Park) seem to suggest will be pop-punk and nu-metal. Ah, it’s all just names at the end of the day.

Fridays + Saturdays Popworld Party Until 3am. Drinks deals from 5-11pm (Fri) and 3-8pm (Sat).


Wind Street, Swansea. Mon-Fri + Sun 8pm-3am; Sat 3pm-3am. 01792 470676.

Tuesdays Timewarp Music from the 1980s and dance competitions.

Wednesdays Quids In 8pm-3am. Student night where drinks are £1.

Thursdays Destination Popworld Lots of cocktails, 2-4-1 offers and, naturally, pop music.

Fridays + Saturdays Ain’t No Party Like A Popworld Party 8pm-3am, £2-£4 (Fri)/£3-£5 (Sat).

Portland House

Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. 029 2048 7602 /

Fri 23 The Dock Of The Bay Soul Night 7pm-1am, £5 adv. Hosted by Penarth Soul Club, Steve Kaged, Shelley Barrett and Liam Curtin play 60s and 70s soul and Motown off vinyl.


Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3854 /

Mondays House Party 10pm-3am, £4 “Imagine the greatest ever house party, with 2000 mates, the best drink deals, the freshest tunes and craziest entertainment you could ever imagine!” I… I can’t.

Thurs 17 Nathan Dawe Cardiff A-Level Results Tour 9pm-3am, £4 adv/£10 VIP. Only VIP tickets left at the time of writing.

Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am, £4. Three music arenas, VIP booths, other stuff. Saturday is in conjunction with Jongleurs comedy club, which also takes place here.


3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / Gay venue.

Wednesdays Kapow! 10pm-4am. Student night with Jolene Dover and DJ Warren.

Fridays Full On 10pm-5am, £4/£3. DJ Craig downstairs, Opal upstairs.

Saturdays Pop Til You Drop 10pm-5am, £5/£4 b4 11. The very best chart remixes and classic hits all night long.

The Rainbow Rooms

12 High Street, Gorseinon, Swansea. 07563 111225 /

Sat 5 Dirtbox 9pm-5am. Hard dance madness all night long from Mark EG, Mcbunn, Stu Grady, D Grove, MCP, The Monitorz, Leg3ndz, Ray Raw, Dipz, Icey, Kinky Beatz, Chesh, Disturbed DJs and hosts K-Ner and Venom.


Castle Street, Cardiff. Open from 11am. 029 2023 6689 /

Tuesdays Mode 9pm-3am, £4 adv. Popular student night returns.

Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire.

Room 112

3-6 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri + Sat 10pm-4am. 029 2066 7996 /

Fridays Gawjus 9pm-4am, £10/£5 before 12. R’n’b, hip-hop and dancehall.

Saturdays Fusion 9pm-4am, £10/£5. Afrobeats, r’n’b and dancehall.

Sin City

Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 /

Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am, £3/£2 before 12. Motown, r’n’b and hip-hop.

Thursdays Sin Savers 10pm-3am, £3. Student night.

Fridays Monsters Of Rock 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2 before 12.30. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2.

Fri 29 Funktion Tek 10pm-4am, £6 adv. Enduring drum’n’bass trio Cause 4 Concern rock up here tonight. Casey Jones, Savaloy, Rob Shaw, Marta, Antix and The Super Nichols Brothers with MC Chew also feature. There is also a ‘no tracksuits’ rule, which is classist or something, probably.

Saturdays Sink 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep etc, with special guests plus resident DJs Dubman, Swiss Elf and South.


St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 /

Fridays Fade 10pm-3am, £4/£6 VIP. R’n’b, hip-hop, house and UK garage from Vijay, Jigga, Monique B and Dan Willow.

Saturdays Soiree 9pm-4am. Three rooms including the Attic which is “the social playground for the high flyers and social elite, really the only place to be seen.” Imagine catching your reflection in the mirror just after writing that.

Tiger Tiger

Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-12.30am. 029 2039 1944 /

Every Day Lucky Voice Karaoke From £2.50 per session. The UK’s leading private karaoke experience each day of the week.

Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 10pm-3am, £5/£3.50. Exclusive midweek student party. You don’t need NUS to get in though.

Fridays Tic Toc 10pm-3am, £4.

Saturdays Kanaloa Polynesian style area with cocktails, VIP booths, dancers etc.

Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)

11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 /

Fri 4 TDV – A Tribal Gathering 10pm, £3-£5. Drum’n’bass, jungle and halftime from local DJs.

Fri 11 La Fiesta 10pm-4am, £5/£4. Salsa, reggaeton, some bachata and Spanish rock.

Fri 18 Selecta 10pm, £5/£3. UK garage, grime and bassline night.

Fri 25 Temple 10pm. Monthly drum’n’bass night, lineup TBC.

Sat 5 Flatline 10pm. Drum’n’bass, 140 and bassline from local DJs.

Sat 12 Paranoize 10pm-4am. Grime, garage, drum’n’bass, bass music, some or all of.

Sat 19 Rotary Club 11pm-4am. £5/£3. This month featuring Neil Fucking Young, a longstanding south Wales house DJ and not the other guy of that name, plus RC residents.

Sat 26 Unity 10pm-4am, £5/£3. Clare James (Backroom), Dale Rankmore (Su Casa), Jon Williams, Oliver Harvey and Sean Andrews with house and techno sounds. See Clubs.

Sun 27 Selecta Bank Holiday Special 11pm-4am. UK garage, grime and bassline once again.

Warehouse 54

54 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.

Fridays The Good Time Social Club 11pm, £3. Laid back beats and live sessions to kick off the weekend. Entry fee also grants you entry to Courtyard, Blind Tiger, Meze Lounge and Labamba.

Saturdays Viva R’n’b and club classics. entry fee, again, gets you into all the clubs listed above. Sat 12 features a guest set by young London grime/afrobeats MC Abra Cadabra, also featuring DJ Lee (GrimeWave). (Abra was going to be playing in Barry on this evening but it got moved for some reason – see Clubs for a prview anyway.)

Sundays The Sunday Sessions 8pm. Allstar residents in session. Sun 27 is a bank holiday special with Troy Ellis and Joe Peng.

Wow Bar

4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. Free all day Sun-Thurs; before 11pm Fri + Sat. 029 2066 6247 /

Wednesdays Wish You Were Here Free. Student night with “inflight entertainment” from Lambrini Rampage and Mary Golds, plus music from DJ Krys.

Thursdays The Night With No Name Free. DJ Craig and Mary Golds offer “mad games and crazy entertainment.”

Fridays The Greatest Show In The City Free before 11. With WOW Showgirls Miss Kitty and Marcia, plus special guests every week.

Saturdays The VKend Free before 11. With DJs Craig and Krys. You can get cheap deals in VK. £6.50 for a fishbowl. £6 for a jug of WKD. Settle down now, kids.

Sundays The Cuckoo Club Free. DJ Krys plays the tunes until late.


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