LN’s new Titan Warehouse to open next March
Live Nation’s second venue in Wales will officially launch on Friday 8 March with a show featuring some of the world’s leading bass music artists.
UK bass stars including Sub Focus and Dimension, Jauz and Holy Goof, Sasasas and headliner Andy C will be the first to perform at the new Titan Warehouse in Cardiff, in a night programmed by drum’n’bass promoter Bedlam.
Marc Kinchen’s Area 10 will headline Titan Warehouse following night, joined by a host of house music DJs including Jax Jones, Weiss, Eli Brown and Icarus.
Live Nation was last month granted permission to redevelop the warehouse (formerly Splott Warehouse) into a 10,000-capacity venue, with promoter Sam Bush telling councillors a new music venue would address the “huge demand for music” in the Welsh capital.
The company also operates a second venue, the 5,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena, in Cardiff.
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Live Nation given OK for second Cardiff venue
Live Nation has been granted permission to redevelop a Cardiff warehouse into a 10,000-capacity music and events venue.
In a 31 August meeting of Cardiff Council’s licensing subcommittee, city councillors voted to grant a premises licence to Live Nation UK to hold six events over three weekends annually for up to 9,999 people at Splott Warehouse (pictured), located in the Splott district in the east of the Welsh capital.
Despite some local opposition – largely on the grounds of noise pollution – councillors gave the go-ahead after Sam Bush, Live Nation’s president of UK touring, addressed the committee, stating that ‘the applicants were looking to achieve new opportunities by addressing the huge demand for music in the area,’ according to council minutes.
‘Live Nation has worked in partnership with local authorities and others to ensure that its activities are sustainable, and therefore it is important to build good relationships in terms of sound management and crowd management. Live Nation respect the opinions of other and will undertake to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of any events.’
“We want to try and find a way to satisfy the demand for music in the area”
Legal advisor Phil Crier confirmed Live Nation has signed a five-year agreement with the venue that “would allow for infrastructure to be brought in aimed at minimising impact. That impact would be assessed and mitigated against accordingly.”
“There’s a huge demand in the area for music, and we want to try and find a way to satisfy the demand for music in the area, whether that’s rock music or pop or family shows,” said Bush, adding that Live Nation was looking at several venues in Cardiff, reports Wales Online. “We’re trying to bring a variety of music to the area.
“This is the first step and we want to achieve that by doing things the right way.”
Live Nation operates one other venue in Wales: Cardiff’s 5,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena.