This Saturday, organisers of the Save Womanby Street campaign are encouraging people to take to the streets to preserve the beating heart of the Welsh capital’s music scene. Following news of the closure of Four Bars at the start of the year, the threat to the Full Moon club and other businesses that come from a proposed Wetherspoons hotel and proposed adjacent potential property developments to Clwb Ifor Bach (including other factors such as gentrification and austerity that make the environment tough for live venues) a petition was started that’s reached around 8,000 signatures and the support of the likes of Frank Turner and Gruff Rhys.
Since then a positive campaign has been waged by the folks behind Save Womanby Street mobilising, venues, music fans, promoters and musicians around a very worthy cause of preserving the music quarter of Cardiff. They have been encouraging concerned residents to send letters to their councilors and now they seek to gather representatives from all political parties, urging them to make commitments to enshrine the streets value in the cities music offering and in the long term looking for a wider strategy for music culture in Cardiff and Wales. Speaking as a music fan, writer and promoter the existence of these venues and businesses is crucial to the viability of a vibrant and diverse music scene and nightlife in this city, and vital to musicians who are just starting out.So I personally urge you to join in support of the march if you can this Saturday!
Meeting on Womanby Street from 4pm and begin the march at 5pm. There will be gigs, there will be events, they will celebrate the street across the weekend.
Save Womanby Street organisers are urging you to join them to add weight to the cause this weekend “On Saturday 29th April, we will be marching on Cardiff City Hall to demand protections for our live music venues. Womanby Street is the beating heart of live music in south Wales. If this street doesn’t exist, your next favourite band wouldn’t either.
We ask all Cardiff venues, bands, music lovers to join us on Saturday to march in solidarity and celebrate this wonderful place. Womanby Street is under attack, we ask for you all to step up and join us.”
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