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n p ve n u e s NPVENUES MAG 54 Cambrian Road, Newport, NP20 4AB Tel: 01633 259 144

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE BEST NIGHTS OUT IN NEWPORT! Welcome to the Brand new NPVenues magazine your essential guide to the city! Whether you’re new to the City, a returning student or just interested in the best nights out; we’re here to give you the breakdown of whats up and coming at some of Newports best venues. With new venues opening such as Warehouse 54 and long standing venues like as Meze, NPVenues keep things fresh and getting stronger with the

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local music scene brighter than ever. New exciting musicians and DJs are taking to the stage across the Country and we’re proud to give them a platform to do what they do best in Newport. From all day mini festivals to main stage DJs at our club nights, you can always find us supporting new talent and bringing you the best nights out. There’s so many good things about Newport to be discovered you just have to go and take a look.


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Bringing you the biggest and best nights out in Newport! know? Our customers actually named our Nightclub

1The very best entertainment in the City We bring you the biggest and best nights out in Newport! We have the best sound systems, the best DJs and we have the most fun doing it! 2Innovative Ideas & Events Showcasing new talent from local artists tnd top celebrities, we work hard to bring you the most current, fresh and vibrant events. 3Cheap Drinks & Various Deals We bring you the best value for money with our drinks deals, food offers and event pricing. Plus, our multi-venue wrist band gives you access to all of our venues in the City. 4Supporting our community We love to share and to be involved in our community, working with local charities and student groups. 5Your voice We constantly listen to our customers. We strive to give you exactly what you want and welcome your input. Did you

7Student Support We provide resources for various societies, courses and student events.

Happy and friendly team

8Employment We are the biggest supporter of student jobs in the City. We often have various vacancies available from bar work, cleaning, event work and design. Send us your CV and we may pick up the phone for a chat: jobmag@newportvenues.com 9DJ? Artist? Musician? Promoter? We are always looking for new talent and welcome your ideas: promo@newportvenues.com For more info email: info@newportvenues.com NPV

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6Safety First Your safety is our top priority. Our staff and door operators are trained to the highest of standards to ensure your night is as trouble free as we can possibly make it.

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something from our menu to take away, plus with tea or coffee ‘to go’ for just £1.50 it won’t break the bank!

In the heart of the City Centre, just a short walk from Central Campus, the kitchen serves up delicious home cooked food, 7 days a week, from mid morning until the early hours. offers a great menu selection including; pizza’s, paninis, lunches and treats. Just opposite the council’s ‘Infostation’, it’s perfectly located to grab a drink and a bite to eat. If you’re running late, why not grab

Unwind with a cocktail in the open top roof terrace grarden

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By night, comes to life, bringing you the funkiest mix of music. The all star team of DJs dip into the their record boxes to bring you ska nights, old reggae, dubplates, old school jazz and funk 45s.

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Info Point is your helpful guide to the City, positioned inside , it’s the best place to get local gig tickets, the latest Newport news and directions around the City. As well as time to chill out with our free WI-FI, daily papers and open roof terrace. Or why not drop in and say “HI!”

Mista Ifsta’s on the ball!

WAREHOUSE 54 54 Cambrian Street, Newport NP20 4AB Mon - Sun, 11am - Late www.wh54.com

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offers some of the best mojitos this side of the River Severn, with an extensive range of classic and new cocktails to cater to every taste. Or simply grab a pint and catch the sport on our big screen.

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Mondays are host to many artists displaying their talents on our main stage, playing their eclectic mix through our festival sized FUNKTION-ONETM sound-system. Expect a veritable E SP IV musicbox of sights and sounds with live bands playing throughout the year, alongside award winning comedy acts, cabaret and burlesque nights on selected dates.

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EVERY MONDAY AT Our fabulous Live/Acoustic Night, followed by Soulful DJ Mista Ifsta! FREE ENTRY • 2-4-1 PIZZAS FREE PIZZA (for Performers) Sing for your supper - or just kick back and enjoy some of the City’s showcased talent at our open mic night, hosted by ‘your host with the most’, LUCAS LEWIS. All pizzas 2-4-1 with some BIG drinks deals. Plus FREE PIZZA for all performers on the night!

Want to take to our stage? We have a full sound engineer on site and a large stage that is quite simply a joy to perform on, drop us an email or come along on a Monday: acoustic54@newportvenues.com ACOUSTICA45 Every Monday from 8pm Free Entry Free Pizza (performers); 2-4-1 Pizzas (all customers); Cocktail Deals

EVERY TUESDAY AT REGGAE! REGGAE! TEA PARTY! FREE ENTRY • FREE TEA Bringing you a fun packed evening of big reggae,ska, hip hop and bub vibes from old school to modern via our festival sized sound system. With Reggae Rum Cocktail deals and free tea served all night. 8

Hosted every Tuesday by DJ Truth (uprising Soundsystem) and The Infamous James “Irish” Hinds plus the occasional special guest. THE T PARTY Every Tuesday from 8pm Free Entry Free Tea; Cocktail Deals


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he Name Duncan Beiny might get your head scratching, but as his alias DJ YODA he’s a man who needs no introduction. Voted by hip hop connection as one of the “top 3 DJs in the world” and declared as “One of the DJs you have to see before you die!” Q magazine, YODA is no ordinary scratch DJ but a true party legend. Whether it’s Fatboy slim looking for a DJ partner or the World DJ championships giving him the call to work for them DJ YODA is one of the UK’s biggest party starters and is as comfortable firing up the decks in front of a crowd of several thousand at Glastonbury or Bestival mashing up Dubstep and Jazz beats, or rocking a basement in his home in East London with some heavy urban sounds. Learning to DJ grabbing influences as wide as his family’s old vinyl from old school raved up Drum and bass from the East London pirate radio stations through to watching his heroes The WU Tang Clan at Notting hill Carnival, DJ YODA has been immersed in the true spirit of hip hop.r.

“I’m DJing but with video as well as audio. Most of my video material is sampled from YouTube - it can be anything from clips of my favourite movies and TV shows, to funny viral clips, old commercials or cartoons, ‘80s wrestling, ‘30s jazz films, and even some bespoke animation. Then I scratch and mix it all in time with the music.”

Despite the technical tricks, you’ll find DJ Yoda behind the decks keeping things real, with an old school set of Technics turntables, scratching alongside a full brass band with his link ups of a Siberian Marching band that he’s taken around the UK festivals! Taking his magical cinema show on the road with THE CHOP SUEY Tour this Winter. Expect more of Yoda’s Ninja like skills on the decks as he mashes his way through hip hop to house in his own World Famous style.

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No ordinary scratch DJ, but a true party legend.

DJ YODA

With everything, from his seminal mixtapes to his live shows, DJ Yoda gives a taste of his ‘tongue in cheek’ style. Mashing sounds from the Muppets song to Bass Rattling Dub and the Indiana Jones theme, to booty shakin’ breaks, his shows and DJ sets have always been peppered with TV and Film samples. Now, taking his skills and technology further, DJ Yoda can be found in Full 3D! Mixing and cutting video and beats together with his huge audio visual DJ sets, as the man himself explains:

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Here at NPVenues we know where to go for cheeky cocktails on a night out. But when you try to re-create the wonderous cocktail magic at home, you may be left a little disappointed with your own attempts. So, in search of some great houseparty drinks, we had a quick chat with our favourite cocktail kings and queens at for some tips on making (almost) perfect style cocktails. These signature raspberry mojitos are best enjoyed on a warm day on our Roof Terrace. But here’s how to make them at home...

Ingredients • 1½oz Mint and Raspberry Syrup • Club soda • Fresh Raspberries

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In order to balance the sourness of the limes in the mojito, we will use a simple syrup which is a fancy way of saying sugar and water. But what makes it even better is that we will be infusing it with mint to add to the flavor of the drink.

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Heating up 1 cup of water in a saucepan on the stove. When boiling add 1 cup of sugar and stir till fully dissolved.

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Remove the saucepan off the heat, crush down a handful of raspberries and add about 15 mint leaves and let them steep.

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Allow the simple syrup to cool. And remember, the longer it steeps, the more flavor your mojito will have. For a really good mojito, fresh lime juice is absolutely

necessary. Don’t try to take the easy road by buying pre-bottled lime juice, squeeze it yourself! Or better yet, it’s always fun to get a friend in on the action so have THEM squeeze them for you! Working collaboratively can be great! While you’re waiting for the simple syrup to steep and cool, and your friend is squeezing the limes, get your glasses ready to serve. To do this, place a few mint leaves in the bottom of each glass and using a fork muddle by pressing and breaking up the leaves., pulling them up the sides of the glass. This releases the essence and flavour of the mint leaves. Mmm...minty fresh! When you’re ready to serve, place ice to about half way in each glass. Add your favourite rum and chambord, and pour over your cool simple syrup to half-way. Finally add a dash of club soda and lime juice, top with raspberries and mint leaves.

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NEWPORT’S NO.1 ALTERNATIVE NIGHT OUT As featured in BOTH Kerrang! And NME For almost a decade, Lounge has become an alternative institution in Newport. A true cornerstone of the South Wales music scene, showcasing some of the best Bands, DJs and performers of all styles and flavours. Whatever the music

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playlist, has been a part of it from the very start; whether it’s folk, funk, dubstep, metal or punk, making it a much loved favourite of Newport’s students and music fans alike. Voted the best live music venue in the City, has been featured by the likes of Kerrang!, Clash Magazine and NME. Meze has played host to gigs and DJ sets


from the likes the likes of High Contrast, The Blackout, Passion Pit, Kids in Glass Houses, Akil Jurassic5, Sonic Boom Six, Don Broco, Scratch Perverts and Newport’s own GLC! to name just a few….. Upcoming gigs include live performances from SonicBoomSix, Logistics, Every Burns and I Divide. Plus, live DJ sets from Hadouken and The Blackout With a very ‘in tune’ team of staff and doorstaff, is a safe haven for all of its student events and clubnights, renowned as the safest venue in the City. The only trouble you may experience is the odd hangover from one too many of the

cocktail jugs currently on offer - 2 for £10. Still pushing forward, in its commitment to working as a platform to showcase new talent, you will find a breeding ground of some of the best bands in the South Wales scene, with national tours and guest promoters, on selected days throughout the week. Every weekend you’ll find some of Wales’ biggest alternative all night parties over 2 floors plus the added attraction of a larger than life roof garden, right through ‘til 5/6 am every weekend! MEZE LOUNGE 6 Market Street, Newport NP20 1FU Mon - Sun, 11am - Late

Find us on Facebook - facebook.com/mezeloungenewport

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EZE ROCKS each and every Wednesday as part of Newports biggest weeky student night POUNDED WEDNESDAYS brings you two floors of twisted disco and alternative party beats right through til the early hours of the morning. With some of ’s all star DJs in the main room playing the full

eclectic specrum across the genres from indie, funk, pop, hip hop, DnB, electro and everything in between... Theres no attitudes, no clever tricks just that mashup sound rocking the soundsystem, playing anything and everything left of center to keep the dance floor lively til 4am! While Upstairs in The Attic you’ll often find the room to bursting point with ’s ska punk party rocker, the “infamous” James ‘Irish’ Hinds, captaining the ship playing the best ska, reggae, dub, punk and rock. As part of POUNDED WEDNESDAYS MEZE ROCKS! brings you the biggest drinks deals in the city with drinks from just a pound, with offers from the epic Fishbowls through to Jagerbombs plus the multivenue wristband getting you entry to all the NPvenues. Name: Venue Date/Time: Price: Music: Main: The Attic: Deals:

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MEZE ROCKS MEZE LOUNGE Wednesday’s, 10pm - 5am £1 b4 12pm; £3 Multivenue Alternative Party Beats Indie/Rock/Ska/Punk POUNDED! Drinks From £1; Bombs £1.75; Shots £1; Pints £1.75; Cocktail Jugs £5


South Wales’ MOST awesome bubblegum pop punk party with DTK cocktail jugs and legendary

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RESSED TO KILL (xDTKx), can be found every week at Lounge, Newport. Friday nights may never be the same again! Hosted by ’s party starter Aaron “Furby” Lille, the Dressed to Kill team take over the meze with dress up parties, massive giveaways, party games and hook-ups, while smashing out a soundtrack of candyfloss pop punk, hardcore and party rock classics in the main room…expect anything and everything from Beyonce to Bring Me The Horizon, N-Sync to BLINK – S**ts about to get crazy like Carly Rae Jepson.

JAGER-TRAINS expect high5’s, dogpiles, danceoffs, giveaways and LOLZ right up to 5am. Get the latest events and cheap entry via Facebook, plus check out what’s coming up and the latest DTK spotify podcasts by vecoming a fan on facebook.com/ xDressedToKillxMezeLounge

Meanwhile things get a little heavier upstairs with The Metal takeover in The Attic, bringing you darker alternative sounds through the night. With the team giving you massive drinks deals DRESSED TO KILL (xDTXx) MEZE LOUNGE Friday’s, 10pm - 5am £3 Guestlist; £5 Multivenue Pop/Punk/Hardcore Party Rock/Metal 2 x Pint Jugs £4 Carlsberg, Strongbow, Tetleys;

2 x Cocktail Jugs £10; JagerTrains! 10 for £15; Red Stripe £2

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NEWPORT’S BEST ALTERNATIVE CLUBNIGHT, 10 years running!

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RASH! has been bringing the party each and every Saturday night to Newport with the City’s best alternative party starters, super special guest DJs and the most riotous crowd til 5am each and every week. Having hosted a mix of live bands, DnB and dubstep legends, from the likes of drum and bass pioneer DJ Marky to

reggae punk hero Skindred’s Benji Weebe – Knar Kill Punks Astroid Boys and world DJ champion DJ JFB. Crash! is Newport’s essential Saturday night fix of alternative and electro anthems and one of Newport student’s party destinations for almost a decade! With the main room kicking out the indie vs electro antics, you’ll find it hard and heavy in The ‘Bass’ Attic upstairs. As some of South Wales’ finest underground DJ’s bringing some serious bassline business with the best in dubstep, DnB and hip hop. Plus, CRASH’Tails and double Jack Daniels, Jagermeister and Sailor Jerry’s drinks deals all night Think you got what it takes to play the ‘Bass’ Attic? Drop us a mixtape link to your soundcloud page/mixcloud to mezelounge@hotmail.co.uk Name: Venue Date/Time: Price: Music: Main: The Attic: Deals:

CRASH! @ Meze MEZE LOUNGE Saturday’s, 10pm - 5am £3 b4 12pm, £5 Multivenue Indie vs. Electro DnB/Dub/Hip Hop/Bass £2 Red Stripe; Cocktails Jugs 2 for 10; £2 Bombs; Double Spirit & Mixer £2.50 Jacks, Jager or Jerrys

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James T Boom Guitar & Synths Neil ‘Macca’ McMinn Drums & Loops www.sonicboomsix.co.uk

Taking the UK rock scene by storm and demand attention.

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ONIC BOOM SIX are an explosive and outspoken five-piece rock band from Manchester described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”. With a live show known for “clashing activism and good times”, SB6 play firmly for the dance-floor while retaining enough power and aggression to be an active fixture of the UK’s rock scene. The Boom’s influences include The Specials, The Streets, and Public Enemy and the band signed with Xtra Mile Recordings in early 2012, who will release their self-titled album ‘Sonic Boom Six’ on October 17th 2012. Growing from playing house parites and squats between London and Manchester to huge tours supporting the bands hero’s such as Less than Jake, Real Big Fish and the Mad Caddies the band became frustrated by the lack of support from the record companies. The band broke off to start their own REBEL ALLIANCE records. Something that they could take control of, their own destiny.

After storming shows at HMV’s Next Big Thing and Brighton’s Great Escape festivals, SB6 spent early 2012 talking to several record labels to find the right partnership for the album’s release. SONIC BOOM SIX announced the release of the superb, perception-challenging, self-titled new album on their brand new label, Xtra Mile Recordings, available October 15th. The band have also just announced a monthlong November headline tour, starting on November the 2nd in Nottingham and ending on November 24th in Meze Lounge, Newport. The next single from the album will be ‘Virus’, released September 17th. We’re expecting nothing more than a RIOT at Meze on 24th November!

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Having toured the UK, Europe, the US and Japan constantly for the last six years, (while also managing to release three albums on their own label) the band took time out in 2011 to write the ‘Sonic Boom Six’ album and record it with Peter Miles (The King Blues, Futures, We Are The Ocean). The release of the infectious first single ‘For The Kids of The Multiculture’ gained SB6 a new audience and industry champions, being playlisted on national and regional radio and TV, gaining ‘Single Of The Week’ on Kerrang! Radio.. 2011 summer headline slots at Sonisphere and Hevy cemented their standing as one of the UK’s great live acts.

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AN OASIS IN CITY At the centre of Cambrian Road, Lounge is part of the fabric of Newport’s nightlife, offering a chilled out alternative to the High Street bars. offers a personal touch, successfully mimicking a 1920s speakeasy ambience, is styled with a building length long downtown bar counter which gives way to a snug stage area at the end of the ground floor. Warm lighting, wood panelling and leather chairs create a cosmopolitan lounge atmosphere. Offering a mix of folk, alternative, soul, indie and jazz music. Art deco styling and an array of classic cocktails, as well as some very creative and delicious ’s own blend signature drinks. ’s hand selected team of resident DJs and promoters lift the evening spirits 22

turning the venue from a chilled out atmosphere to a fun filled party. From the diverse playlists to the upstairs lounge and the secret shisha garden hidden above street level, you’re guaranteed to find something just that little bit different at Kama 7 days a week.

Voted City Centre Bar of the year!

Awarded Best Beer Garden in history of Newport ’s drinks selection offers a mixed array for all, with a unique collection of bouitique spirits from Kraken rums to Ghostbusters legend Dan Akroydes,


The Kama mixologists take the freshest elements to make some of the best cocktails in the city The award winning roof garden and upstairs lounge being one of Newport’s best kept secrets, by those in the know, is one of Newport’s essential destinations on a nights out. You’ll find some of Newport’s most stylish students and clued up clubbers starting the night at . Whilst

there sample one of our flavoured shisha’s, the perfect accompliment to our cocktails. The upstairs bar offers an exclusive mix of events, exhibitions, monthly student socials and various parties. The upstairs room is available to book for your private functions, parties and get togethers. More fore info and to book the venue please get in touch; 01633 259 144 or email kamanp@newportvenues.com KAMA LOUNGE 50 Cambrian Road Newport NP20 4AB Mon - Sun, 11am - Late

Find us on Facebook - facebook.com/kamalounge.newport

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Crystal Head vodka for the more macabre amongst you. Whatever time you drop in to Kama you’ll find a ‘MadHatters Tea Party’ in full swing, with cocktail teapots on offer.

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ELEBRATING its 4th year Acoustic Riot has become a Newport institution, seeing a diverse range of performers across the nation; from EFA Supertramp to Lewis Floyd Henry, alongside residencies by local acoustic heros Jon Jon Lilgreen and Tafijah! All Stars. With a new term on the way expect the very best in stripped down sessions

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from twisted blues to singer song writers as they continue to present the very best unplugged. Name: Venue Date/Time: Price: Music: Deals:

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EXCLUSIVELY AT The very best of Funk, Bass, Disco, Garage and House Beats! Bringing you quality house music, Introducing the best DJs and producers and the very best in funk, bass, disco, garage and house beats. Taking out the attitude in Newport clubbing and bringing the focus back where it belongs, on the dancefloor. The

beloved Eclectic Electric team will be spreading the good vibes, whilst the bar serves up some awesome cocktail. ECLECTIC ELETRIC Selected Saturdays Free Entry Drink Deals

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into the heart of Kama, expect the same diverse soundtrack and live sessions selected Sundays at Kama THE LOCAL Slelected Sundays from 8pm Free Entry

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The team from Newport City Radio presents a mix of artists from across Wales and the UK giving a taste of the breaking bands in the current independent scene.

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THINGS WE LOVE Diverse Records - Running out of Stow Hill in Town, Diverse Records is Newports best independent record shop and record label. Want to get hold of some rare vinyl? Gig tickets, magazines go talk to the guys in diverse. Friendly team who know what there talking about from Americana and alternative to Pop and electronica. Visit their store or online at www.diverserecords.co.uk Criminal Records - Based in Newport market Criminal Records is a vinyl diggers heaven with old school tunes from classic dance to punk rock - A pillar in the south wales music scene its the best place to stay abreast of gigs from cardiff to bristol -Plus Keep an eye out for the regular record fayres upstairs at the market to grab some baragins

Toy Army - Get your old school gaming fix at Toy Army! From mega drives to old school nintendo’s toy army have got stacks of classic games, consoles and a pretty good selection of cheap dvds for the ocasional night in. Freestyle Skate Store - A Mecca for the newport Skate scene FREESTYLE have got a massive selection of Skate, Bmx and Scooter gear and street ware. make sure you check out the range in theyre own FSTL Clothing label as well for a bit of local flavour - all at the market arcade city center. Barnabas art house - Newport’s only independent Arts House, Barnabas Arts House is an art gallery, café, artist studios, a venue for events and above all, a centre for creativity Found at New Ruperra Street Newport 5 minutes walk from Newport’s City Centre.

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ABOUT NEWPORT Perc - Local dance promoters PERC brings you the very best in underground House and Tecnno at venues around the city. Keeping things real its not about who’s wearing what and what your trainers cost, who’s harder than who. Just big smiles, good vibes and the some of the best underground sound in the city. Follow them on Twitter @ PERC CLUB Jungle Code - DnB Badmen Jungle Code promote some of the best DnB and underground Filthy bass at venues across newport. Bringing you a speaker rattleing mashup from Bassline breaks to pounding dubstep showcasing some of south wales best upcoming DJ and producution talent Riverfront/Pentalk Labs - Running alongisde the river usk a short walk from central campus, Newport’s Riverfront Theatre is a creative hub for the arts in the city housing live events, cinema, touring comedy, theatre companies and exhibition space as well as THE PENTALK LABS. Newports community led Music Studios engineered and managed by South Wales Hip Hop hero JAMIE Urban Circle - Local charity Urban Circle are based in newport Bus station providing opertunities for the youth across Newport as well as a range of photography, film and music resources.

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NEWPORT’S BIGGEST & BUSIEST CLUB WINNER of BEST Club Night award The BIG ROOM clubbing experience time after time, bringing together the most upfront names in DJs and bands from across the country. With the most amazing atmosphere in the City, and best loved parties that people expect whenever

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they see the delilahs logo. The heart of Newport’s biggest students night POUNDED, and the home of the UK’s legendary student brand CARNAGE, Delilahs play host to thousands every week across our huge clubnights. You’ll be blinded by a mix of sights and sounds every night, finding the Delilah’s team dressed to impress as they serve up the


best drinks deals in the city, While our award winning team of resident DJs mix and mashup music and visuals on the massive video walls around the venue. It’s a truely unique clubbing experience! All hosted by infamous Mista Ifsta himself, you’ll find massive events, dropping in across the term alongside huge DJs and PAs. With a history of awesome live performance from the likes of Pro Green and Wretch 32. Alongside DJs from some of clublands biggest brands such as Radio1, Kiss FM and the legendary Twice As Nice. There’s always something going down in Delilah’s. Delilah’s is also proud to have played host to official album launch parties for Beyonce and Sean Paul. With lots more

on the line-up. Knowing its not always about the big names, at Delilah’s its always about the PARTY ! Witness Delilahs incredible soundsytem in full effect with the best collection of sounds and genres in the City. Delilah’s has a strict no-nonsense policy making it one of Newport’s safest student friendly venues and the clubnight destination of choice. It’s no wonder why Delilah’s is the busiest venue in Newport and the number one choice for a great night out. DELILIAH’S NEWPORT 54 - 55 High Street Newport NP20 1GA Mon - Sun, 11am - Late

Find us on Facebook - facebook.com/delilahs.newport

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MASSIVE Pounded drink deals all night long!

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OUNDED - Delilahs is the heart of NPVenue’s Pounded event, with hundreds of students every week making Delilahs the cities most popular student destination Every Wednesday. Whatever venue Newports students arrive at or end, Pounded at Delilahs is the essential destination for most of the night. With drinks starting from just £1, Pounded helps that student loan last a little longer. Delilah’s team of resident DJs bring you nothing but the biggest student anthems its no wonder that Pounded at Delilahs is Newport’s biggest student choice. Pounded is part of the huge , getting you into all the venues with just one wristband. Name: Venue Date/Time: Price: Music: Main: The Attic: Deals:

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POUNDED! DELILAH’S NEWPORT Saturday’s, 10pm - 5am £1 b4 12pm; £3 Multivenue Alternative Party Beats Indie/Rock/Ska/Punk POUNDED! Drinks From £1; Bombs £1.75; Shots £1; Pints £1.75; Cocktail Jugs £5

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OUNDED is part of the infamous , and the only way to party in Newport! Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (including Bank Holidays), the excluive wristband is you’re key to the City’s best venues. Grab your very own wristband from any of our venues and it will get you access into ALL! Including Delilah’s, Kama, Warehouse54 and more. Giving you the chance to get the best from the City every week, all year round. Wristbands are also available all day from the located in WH54.

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DJ PROFILES Not only does Wednesday Pounded nights offer the best drink deals and value for your money, it also showcases some of the finest DJs in Newport across all genres, from hip hop and DnB to electro and punk. Met the DJs who’ll be mixing, scratching and ripping up the dancefloor for your entertainment only.

DJ/VJ JORDAN Turntables meet live video editing Jordan wows the crowds by mixing and mashing music and videos in one fell swoop. Rocking the dance floor with the biggest chart, dance and urban sounds, Jordan in his element at Pounded Wednesdays at Delilah’s. Turning the dance floor into an audio/visual experience, cutting in films and videos alongside his exclusive mash-ups keeping the crowd jumping.

DJ SLIDER Scratch Master One of South Wales best turntable technician. Slider has supported Hip Hop legends such as Public Enemy and Foreign Beggars. Whatever style, you’ll find it in his crazy DJ sets, working by one rule - “whether the beats dirty or funky there’s only two types of music good and wack”.

Aaron Furby’Lille The Furby, host of MEZE Rocks, brings a mix of alternative party beats from dub step to hardcore, rocking the crowds till 4am. Catch him on the mic, kicking off stage dives or giving dancing off. No tricks or clever mixing, just big dance floor hits, keeping you on your feet till dawn!

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Biggest tunes, and SOME OF menu of Newport’s best deals

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ICKED FRIDAY’S - It’s time to get devilish every Friday Night with Wicked Fridays at Delilahs – Celebrating the end of the week in style with the Biggest tunes and some of Newports best drinks deals in conjunction with POUNDED. With drinks prices starting at £1, including the mischievous Delilah’s

Signature cocktails, shots and bombs The wicked team will be bringing you Newport’s Friday night choice every week. Having played host to some of the biggest clubbing events in the city the Wicked fridays team will be bringing you massive Payday parties at the end of every month with big theme nights and giveaways through the year. So make sure you look out for the next big event, as always at delilahs its guaranteed to go off! With Newports most up for it crowd and Delilahs Dj/VJ’s mixing up only the biggest dance and urban classics alongside upfront chart bangers on the Delilahs video walls its easy to let the sights and sounds lead you into temptation on the dancefloor right through til 4am! Name: Venue Date/Time: Price: Music: Deals:

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WICKED FRIDAY DELILAH’S NEWPORT Friday’s, 10pm - 5am £3 Guestlist; £5 Multivenue Urban/Dance/Chart Drinks From £1.50


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EDICATION is the night that most party people come to see in Newport, with good reason. As the cities top DJ’s and Promoters Dr Kirke and Dr Iftsa bring you your weekly recommended dose of massive chart anthems, Dance baselines and the freshest RnB / Dancehall / Urban beats all prescribed by our trained professionals. Gaining a well-deserved reputation as one of the highlights of the weekly clubbing calendar Medication has Won multiple V awards all voted by Newport and south wales most dedicated partygoers, showing why our massive weekend blowouts are just what the doctor ordered.

massive drinks deals. Although youl find plenty of chillout areas oepn to take a breather from the action that carries on through til 4am youl find a good reason to relapse back to the dancefloor With some of Newports best dressed crowd in attendance packing out Newports busiest venue each and every Saturday night.

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MEDICATION DELILAH’S NEWPORT Saturday’s, 10pm - 4am £3 b4 12pm; £5 Multivenue Dance/Urban/RnB Shooters only £1 Cocktail Deals

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As Newports biggest club is in full effect, with our Delilahs nurses ready in uniform, youl find them on hand through the night administering test tube shooters on the dancefloor and on the bar bringing you some of the cities best cocktails bombs and shots

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FIRST FOR URBAN MUSIC NEWPORT’S FINEST URBAN, RnB AND HIP HOP rLA BAMBA is the cities destination for Urban sounds bringing together a mix of Newport’s finest Urban DJ’s and guests, strictly no attitudes - the sound of La Bamba is the most seductive RnB and hip hop flavours, Dancehall and garage classics. With Its expansive cocktail menu legendary by those in the know about Newport nightlife the club can be found open and busy Wednesday through to Sunday every week. Each night Expect packed resident parties and specialist nights hosted By Newport’s Premier Dancehall Selecters, Newport City Radio’s urban specialists and Strictly Old School

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bringing you back to those classic days of new jack swing and soulful RnB.


ESSENTIAL CLUBBERS DESTINATION As part of the leisure complex at Cwmbran, opposite Mista Ifstas bar and Grill. Delilahs younger sister DELILAHS CWMBRAN is the biggest nightclub in the area bringing Cwmbran nightlife a little something extra with its massive clubnights Playing the best in Chart, Urban and Dance alongside its huge all day Sunday sessions.

NPCLUBHOP getting you into all of the Newport venues if you want to carry on the party til late, making it the most in demand accessory for clubbers across Cwmbran. Sundays Delilahs Cwmbran take things down a little with the big chillout session showcasing some of the best live bands across South Wales on the Delilahs big stage and sports on the big screens to help you take it easy after the weekend. DELILIAH’S CWMBRAN Glydwr Road Crwbran NP44 1QS Mon - Sun, 11am - Late NPV

With its brand new Roof terrace and Cocktail deals its no wonder that it’s the peoples choice for the perfect way to relax after a trip to the Cwmbran shopping complex or Mista Ifstas bar and Grill. Featuring a state of the art sound system and an allstar lineup of resident DJ’s you’l find Delilahs Cwmbran the latenight playground of choice for hundreds every week. During the weekends at Delilahs Cwmbran the team dont just offer our huge End of the Week Friday night and Retail Therepy Saturdays til 2am but a multivenue wristband for the

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skills and when to start dropping the dancefloor bangers youl find a crowd of smilling faces as Matt plays some of the cities best clubnights. Award winning South wales party legend MATT KIRKE, is one of the cities best loved DJ’s. From his weekly up close and personal Newport City Radio Show through to his Mashup DJ Sets and exclusive Mixtapes, Matt can be found raising the Bass Levels, mixing up a range of sounds from Indie to hip hop To DnB. Keeping the club packed from begining to end Matt’s skills on the decks sees him sctraching, cutting and beat juggling with his turntable trickery Live!

You can catch Matt Kirke on his radio show every friday from 7-9 on Newport city radio with your essential weekend warm up on Newport City Radio. Giving Newport its own voice, Newport City Radio brings the city the best in indie, dance, urban and everything in between, 7 days a week with specialist late night shows providing music, entertainment and news.

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How long have you been DJing for? 16 yr (Plus, Grand Finalist at DJ Of The Year)

What are your Drinking on a night out? If I’m working I drink weak shandy, if I’m playing then beer and then hook up with Mr Daniels later

What Makes a Good DJ? To make a good dj you need to be able to read people and be a clever selector. A lil skill on the tables always helps but is not essential. I have a lil though so I’m alright :) Whats the big tunes we can expect to hear in your sets? Too many to mention, but right now ‘Benny Page ft Mz Bratt - Tear Down’

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What are your influences as a DJ? Armand Van Helden, DJ Hype, DJ Craze, Jazzy Jeff, Roni Size, Shy FX, Zed Bias, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Zinc, Geeneus and sooooo many more. Favourite local artists/DJs? There’s so many Favourite local DJ ever? Neil F*ckin Young

Whats your Favorite memory At the NP Venues? Probably Scratch Perverts at Mojo, Rusko at Sub Club or The Rebirth at Meze Favourite Films? Too many to mention again. Off top off my head for an older one ‘Life’ and a newer one ‘the Avengers’.

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Favourite local turntablist ever? Dj Slider Favourite local MC? Richard ‘Local’ Shepard (Cardiff) Fave local producers? Kinzy and 10sion


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PROFILES //IRISH

Meze’s Ska Punk Party Rocker! The Infamous James “Irish” Hinds can be found getting the party started at Meze Attic every week, delivering a laid back mix of reggae, dub and indie. Smashing out the party punk rock anthems to get people crowd skanking and feet stomping!

//OWEN CHAMPAN Cardiff’s king of metal! Owen can be found keeping things heavy at Meze, with his hard rock set every Friday as part of DTK. Only the strongest metal can survive his discerning tastes! Expect him to be keeping it old school with the hard rock classics as well as an upfront playlist of the biggest new underground alternative sounds.

//BEN & JARELL Meze’s Newest DJs! The eclectic double

team play anything and everything from Indie rock to electro swing. When they’re not found rocking the mainroom of CRASH! every week, Jarell can be found raising hell with gypsy swing bands, Bejing Bandits, whilst Ben can be seen wrecking the decks across residencies around Bristol (as well as cheeky cameos in SKINS!)

//KONCEPT One Half of Newports Bass Shaking Mashup Crew ELEMENT, Koncept can be found increasing the pressure at Meze Lounge with his twisted Bassline led DJ sets. Mixing up anything containing those Monster Sub Frequencies from Moombathon to Glitch-Hop.

//MATT SMOOTH Old School beats meets New School

Technology every time Mixaholic hits the decks. Mashing up visuals and vocals alongside the biggest dance classics smashed against the freshest RnB sounds. Having played some of the biggest summer destination’s super-clubs across Europe from Spain to Greece, Mr Smooth himself keeps it old school when it comes to his turntable skills.

DJs and a prodigy when it comes to the turntables. A veteran from supporting some of the UKBass scenes biggest names From High Contrast and dubstep legend CASPA,. Cinemod can be found raising the temperature with a jaw dropping set of DnB or going deep with some funk filled old school hip hop and garage.

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//DJ DOM aka CINEMOD is one of Bristol’s best bass driven

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Mista Ifsta’s Bar & Grill 2-4-1 COCKTAILS BIG SCREEN SPORTS

food lands on your plate and satisfies even the most ravenous of appetites. Whilst our friendly team provide top quality service and cater for any specific food requirements.

Based in the Lesuire Complex at Cwmbran Mista Ifstas Bar grill is open throughout the week serving up delicious Tex Mex style menu including mouthwatering gourmet burgers and Nritish bar classics.

With the emphasis on ‘fun’ eating with friends, our huge sunday carvery and special events. At the heart of the Cwmbran shopping complex (15 minutes

Taking pride in what we do, Mista Ifsta’s kitchen is a hustle of activity throughout the week with the team of chefs preparing our unique marinades and side dishes, while the bar and grill serves up a fusion of influences with an added Welsh twist - sourcing its delicious ingredients for its meals from locally sourced producers and suppliers.

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MISTA IFSTA BAR & GRILL Leisure@Cwmbran Cwmbran NP44 1QS Mon - Sun, 12pm - 10pm Bookings and info call: 01633 876071 www.mistaifsta.com

The team at the Cwmbran Carvery can be found roasting up mouthwatering tender beef, chicken, turkey and gammon from early each morning ready to tempt up an appetite with a dining room filled with the smells of delicious, hearty home style cooking each and every Sunday from 12 til 6pm. With full family style portions plus a wide selection of vegetarian and traditional lunches theres plenty of options on the dining table any week you visit and with every lunch served up with all the Sunday trimmings theres plenty of choices available for kids or fussy eaters amongst your friends. With prices just £7.95 for adults and £4.95 for children,you can expect a whole feast for a family at a price that wont break the bank with plenty of puddings, drinks and treats available at great prices if there’s any room left after your meal. With no reservations needed and positioned right in the centre of Cwmbrans Leisure entertainment complex it’s the perfect place to pop in after a day out. DATE/TIME: Sunday’s, 10pm - 5am PRICE: £7.95, all you can eat! NPV

outside of Newport) we do things a little differently here. So kick back and dig in!

Every Sunday Mista Ifsta’s Bar and Grill lovingly prepare the best Sunday Roasts in the town. (Almost as good as you’re mums home cooking!)

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