The Globe in Cardiff's set to re-open (again) on 28th August 2011 after brief hiatus

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The Globe

Well, on the day we write about the launch night of new (well, massively-renovated) Brixton venue "Electric Brixton", we thought we were going to have to balance that out with a bit of a negative "venue closure" information, but before we put the finishing touches to the article we hear good news.

The Globe - Cardiff in Cardiff apparently closed its doors for the last time earlier this month, with a statement on the website explaining that many gigs will now either be cancelled or rescheduled. That news is not entirely true, and may the product of a management fall-out, but either way, the venue is now being renovated and will be opening again on 28th August under new management.

There are still a number of events which were cancelled or rescheduled, including Hells Bells and Guns 2 Roses (now taking place at Bogiez), Limehouse Lizzy (now Blackwood Miners Institute - Gwent), Letz Zep (the Gate), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (The Glee Club - Cardiff) and finally Dressed to Kill (cancelled).

All other dates are set to take place as originally planned.

A new website is yet to be finalised, but the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theglobecardiff) has this statement:

The Globe will remain as a live music venue, with a few added extras. Planned improvements to the venue include air conditioning, a fully stocked bar with a wider variety of drinks, new lighting, structural changes to the balcony area allowing a better view of the stage, an upstairs lounge area and a re-vamped reception area.

The new Globe team are aiming to honour any shows that were booked before the change in management, so as to cause as little disruption as possible.

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