Cardiff is equipped with venues from pubs of a maximum of 150 people to the 60,000 capacity of the Millennium Stadium, with most sizes in between.
The best known for live bands are established venues such as the Clwb Ifor Bach and the Coal Exchange. Many dance clubs put on DJs regularly and smaller venues such as the Buffalo Bar and upstairs at Dempsey's have live bands now and again. New clubs appear in Cardiff all the time to accompany the well-established Cardiff Union and Motorpoint Arena.
The Cardiff Union has four live music venues; Great Hall, Great Hall 2, Solus and CF10 with the capacity ranging from 350 to 1500. The venue also has it's own pub, The Taf, as well as a number of Cafe's and shops.
Selected reviews for this venue:
The Cult (21/10/13) - Band were great - Sound was diabolical !
The Cult were amazing, very good musicians. I felt they could have made a bit more effort with the stage setup - for an international band they didnt spend a penny on the staging. The strobe lights were used far too much. The sound in the Great Hall Exeter was dreadful. We were at the front on the balcony where you would expect good sound quality and we couldnt hear a word that was being said nor was the music very clear at all. Most disappointed. A lot of people left before the end and could hear it better outside the venue.....spoilt the night a bit for me
Address: Great Hall
High speed inter-city trains provide frequent services between all major British cities. The Cardiff-London service, from London Paddington, runs at 30 minute intervals throughout the day.
Frequent services also connect Cardiff with Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, Liverpool and with many other cities and towns.
Cardiff is also served by regular coach services from towns and cities across the UK. From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station (located on the Cathays Park campus). Local bus services also operate from Cardiff Central Station.
The Cathays Park campus – The No 27 service leaves Hayes Bridge Road every 10 minutes throughout the day.
The Heath Park campus – The No 86 service leaves Stand C5. The Nos 8, 9 and 9a leave from Wood Street.
Visit the National Rail Journey Planner website for further information
The Cathays Park campus
Two Park and Ride services operate in Cardiff – one from East of the city (£2.50 per car) and one from the West of the city (£3.00 per person).
Car parking in the University car parks is extremely limited and a permit is required. However, there are several public car parks located close to the University, all of which are marked on the interactive map. There is also pay and display car parking available on Park Place and within the civic centre (along College Road, City Hall Road, King Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue). This typically costs around £3.50 for three hours. Payment is by coin or debit/credit card. Parking in the North Road car park is £5.00 per day. (Charges for city centre multi-storey car parks vary considerably, up to £12 per day.)
The Heath Park campus
Limited car parking is available in various car parks.
Access to the Great Hall is from Park Place. The lift is situated to the left of the Students Union steps (left photograph above). The lift is operated by inserting any card with a magnetic strip into the card reader, located on the wall, right of the lift. A specific lift card can be obtained from the Student's Union reception if required (telephone number 029 2078 1400). Exit the lift to the right and straight ahead through the automated entrance doors. Pass reception, through the double doors ahead and the lift is situated on the right. Take the lift to the first floor, exit to the right and the Great Hall is on the left.
The Great Hall has several designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the viewing platform.
There are accessible cubicles in the male and female toilets on the first floor. They are situated next to the I.T. shop, close to the Great Hall.
There is an accessible shop and cafe opposite the Great Hall.
For further information on the Great Hall, please contact the Student's Union on 029 2078 1400 or the Room Booking Team on 029 2087 4815 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org