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A new independent music venue and bar is opening in the popular Castle quarter in Cardiff. The Full Moon, which is situated on Womanby Street not too far from the popular Clwb Ifor Bach, promises to be a top notch music venue for the city, which was hit by the closure of the Cardiff Barfly last year. Venue owners Steve Bines and Gwyn Thomas and their team have more than 20 years experience in bars and music venues around the country.

Thomas said:“The Full Moon is all about great music and great drinks in an easy going, everybody welcome atmosphere. We’ve got a unique jukebox covering everything from the alternative classics to local rising stars, alongside a hand-picked drinks menu that adds specials from around the world to the usual favourites.” It is also promising an exciting mix of guest DJs and extra special live events at the bar. Bines said: “Although first and foremost we are a bar, we couldn’t resist hosting one or two special live performances, giving a unique chance to see a well-known artist in a really intimate setting. We should be able to announce the first of these soon, but we can reveal that they include a Reading Festival headliner and a Mercury Prize winner. The best thing about these shows is that since we are a bar overall, we will never, ever have a charge on the door.” Bines added: “Unlike the chain bars, we’re not restricted in any way. Whether it’s a particular artist on the jukebox or an obscure Bourbon for the bar, we can listen to our customers and give them what they want. This is their bar and we want it to be the best bar they’ve ever been to!”

Licensed until 2am, seven nights per week, The Full Moon is set to open Saturday 1st October with a weekend of launch events. It also aims to be a unique hub for gig goers by listing gigs, selling tickets and with exclusive drinks offers for ticket holders. Thomas said:“We are all lovers of music, and are very keen to support all live music in the South Wales area. We have a What’s-On area with listings and posters for upcoming gigs across South Wales, and a box office facility selling tickets for the shows. If you then bring your ticket in on the night of the gig you’ll have access to unique drinks offers including 10% off all drinks.”

Photo: Steve Chapel via Geograph.org.uk