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Venues


Daytime Venue: Motorpoint Arena
Nighttime Venue: Wales Millennium Centre
DJ Summit Venue: The Glee Club


The host venues for WOMEX 13 in Cardiff will be Motorpoint Arena for the daytime activities (including the Conference, Films, Daycases) and Wales Millennium Centre for nighttime events (including the Opening Concert and Showcase Festival) and the Award Ceremony. The DJ Summit will be held at The Glee Club.

WOMEX’s daytime venue, Motorpoint Arena, is located in the city centre and the nighttime venue, Wales Millennium Centre, is situated on the waterfront in Cardiff Bay. The venues are approximately 2.1 kilometres apart – you can easily walk the distance, catch a bus, get a train, take a taxi, cycle, or even go by boat. The DJ Summit venue – The Glee Club – is a short walk from Wales Millennium Centre: head down to the water, turn right on Mermaid Quay, walk right into Bute Street and there it is on your left.

For more information about getting around in Cardiff, please visit our Useful Info & Local Tips page.



Daytime Venue: Motorpoint Arena

Motorpoint Arena
Motorpoint Arena, by Phill & Jenny Potter


WOMEX's daytime venue is Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, located in the heart of the city. The multi-purpose venue provides a focus for business and entertainment in Wales and has become first choice for many event organisers and visitors who return year after year.

Hosting a variety of events, from world-class concerts and entertainment to conferences, sporting events, exhibitions and trade shows, Motorpoint Arena attracts in excess of 1 million customers in concerts alone each year.

Motorpoint Arena is just a 15-minute walk away from the nighttime venue, Wales Millennium Centre. Alternatively it is a 6-minute bus ride (from bus stop: Customhouse Street JG to bus stop: Cardiff Bay, Wales Millennium Centre) on the Cardiff Bus BayCar No 6 service route. The bus runs daily every 10-20 minutes and offers an enhanced service up until 01:00 throughout WOMEX 13.

Motorpoint Arena on Google maps
Mary Ann Street
Cardiff
CF10 2EQ
Wales, UK




Nighttime Venue: Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre by Phil Boorman
Wales Millennium Centre, by Phil Boorman


WOMEX's nighttime venue is Wales Millennium Centre, located right on the waterfront and within walking distance of the daytime venue. Opened in 2004, the venue has already established its reputation as one of the world`s iconic arts and cultural destinations.

If the UK was the Industrial Revolution's workshop of the world, then the port of Cardiff, shipping coal from the Welsh Valleys to power the world, was its furnace. Dockworkers and sailors from across the globe settled here, and communities from up to 45 different nationalities helped create the unique multi-cultural character of the area. Now musicians and artists from every corner of the world enjoy performing in the fantastic space and acoustic of Wales Millennium Centre.

The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe.

Wales Millennium Centre is just a 6-minute bus ride or 15-minute walk away from the daytime venue, Motorpoint Arena (see above).


Wales Millennium Centre on Google maps
Bute Place
Cardiff
CF10 5AL
Wales, UK




DJ Summit Venue: The Glee Club

The Glee Club


Back by popular demand, the DJ Summit is a special feature of WOMEX for the second year running. The two DJ Summit club nights, showcasing five gifted DJs and producers from the planet bass, will be held on Friday and Saturday at The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay.

The Glee Club is a short walk from Wales Millennium Centre: head down to the water, turn right on Mermaid Quay, walk right into Bute Street and there it is on your left.

The Glee Club on Google maps
The Glee Club
Mermaid Quay
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ
Wales, UK