Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 7, 2010

Globe music venue set to reopen after soundproofing

A much loved music venue is set to let the music play on after the the £25,000 needed to soundproof its walls was raised.

The Globe, situated in Roath, will reopen on Saturday April 17 with acclaimed artist, Robyn Hitchcock, the star attraction.

The former cinema has been closed for six weeks to soundproof the building after Cardiff Council revoked its live music license last September following complaints.

Bands and fans united to support the “Save The Globe” campaign in order to raise the cash for the necessary changes.

La Roux and Jamie T are just some of the acts to have played at the Globe in recent months and it is hoped the modifications will help proprietor Alan Jones earn back the license.

Alan, who played in the Sixties band Amen Corner said: “We are still in the process of cleaning up after the ceiling work has been done”.

Although gigs have been confirmed for the coming weeks, the Globe’s music repertoire still hangs in the balance as they have been booked under a temporary license.

Alan confirmed: “Unfortunately due to the Easter period we can’t get the council in to conduct some noise assessment tests until the end of the week.

“At that point we will know where we actually stand, ” he added.

The Globe, which dates back to 1914 was transformed into a music venue in December 2008 and to find out more on its history, click here.


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