New Cardiff club night Cellar Door was launched at The Vaults in Bute Street last month. yourCardiff guest blogger Chris Sutherwood was at the most recent night, and explains why it is helping to revive Cardiff’s dance scene.
Sat June 9 @The Cellar Door with The Undercover DJ’s
Underground House & Techno
Cellar Door is a relatively new club night in Cardiff held every four weeks. I was lucky enough to be at both nights which have been held so far, and can safely say that Cardiff’s dance scene is experiencing a revival with the help of this night.
Being in my early 30s, I was lucky enough to experience Cardiff when it was at its peak with club nights such as Time Flies in Emporium and, without a doubt, the best club ever in Cardiff, The Hippo Club.
Cardiff has seen a bit of a lull of late regarding the dance scene but a group of promoters have come together to bring back the vibe that has been missing within the city, and this is totally different to the old days when promoters would be competing against each other to get bodies through the door.
The Cellar Door’s ethos is simple; use what local talent Cardiff has on its doorstep and make sure that the RIGHT people are in the venue – people who care about the scene and want to experience hedonism.
I’d like to think that the guys at Cellar Door are onto something great here, with a 12K sound system, three bars, a cinema chillout area showing retro cartoons and friendly staff on the doors and bars.
This night is not about booking an expensive well known DJ. The promoters recognise that if they did this, the charge would be passed on to the clubbers and it has been proved recently, with other venues, that people aren’t willing to pay extortionate entrance fees.
I spoke to a couple of people about what they thought of the night, with one of the main highlights being the chillout area which was fantastic; everyone enjoyed the retro cartoons sat on church-like benches (with cushions).
There was a good mixture of people at the event, from students to local people. Everyone I spoke to had a fantastic evening, and said they will all be back on July 7 when Cellar Door returns for Part 3.
Tickets are sold on Fatsoma and are sold as Early Birds. Creating a buzz at £10, you need to get in there quick before they sell-out.