How much does live music mean to you? We’re lucky enough to have a a great scene here in South Wales, but this doesn’t mean that we should get complacent about it.
The Globe, on Cardiff’s Albany Road, is one of the newest music venues in the area, and already it is in trouble. Not in terms of attracting acts – it has played host to sets from the likes of La Roux and Jamie T since its opening – but as a result of noise complaints.
The veune, in a statement issued, explained: “The council is likely to revoke our entertainment licence at the end of February until we have soundproofed the building…It has been determined that we will have to spend another twenty-five thousand pounds to soundproof the floor and roof.”
Unable to afford these costly alterations, The Globe is appealing for help to raise the necessary cash. They are accepting donations by cheque and postal order (made out to A. D. Jones) by post or in person at the venue, and via Paypal payments (made to [email protected]).
So, come on, Cardiff: do what you can. We’ve already seen the sad closure of the much-loved The Point thanks to a unaffordable soundproofing costs – can we really afford to lose another venue?