Sure Shot

Eclectic Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco & Hip Hop – 1st Saturday of the Month

The crew is made up of four crate diggin’ disc jocks eager to put the soul clap back into your dance floor. Each DJ brings their own complementary style to the party. Expect the finest selection, heavy turntable skills and contagious fun times.

Coming out of Cardiff and Bristol the Sure Shot deejays have shared stages with John Morales, Kon, The Pharcyde, Kutmah, The Sugarhill Gang, Myron & E, DJ Format, Romare, Bill Brewster, Smoove & Turrell and loads more.

Gwdihw Brass Takeover

Riot-Jazz themed nights from Cardiff’s best brass bands!

Turning offbeat themes into funked-up, brassy brilliance, every 2nd Fri of the month, either Bass 12 and Wonderbrass will curate their own nights of bad-ass brass!

Wonderbrass & Friends bring community jazz ethos and strap it to funked-up Riot-Jazz rhythms. A 25 piece world music, pop music, jazz juggernaut, expect tunes from their fines selves and their crew of interconnected bands!
Bass12 is a riot jazz band guaranteed to liven up any event and make some serious noise.

Influenced by Funk, Blues, Pop, Ska and pretty much everything else you can think of – Bass 12’s fun-flavoured funkability is sure to fire any theme to greatness!

Starving Artists

Underground Hip Hop, Soul & Funk

Welcome to the community of Starving Artists, a collective of creative individuals, from musicians, DJs, MCs & producers to artists, illustrators and multimedia designers.

For the last 5 years Starving Artists have been running jam sessions and music events. Their events see them bring a diverse range of musicians to Cardiff showcasing local, national and international talent, from Hip Hop to Soul & more in between.

Hully Gully

Vinyl spun Funk, Tropical Boogie, Hip Hop & Afrobeat – Last Saturday of the Month

If you don’t know, they bring a collection of musical styles based around The Funk. The funk and soul that set fire to dance floors since the 60s, the classics of the Golden Era hip hop inspired by it, and the many influences it has had since, from Beats to Modern Boogie to Afro-revival.

All of this seamlessly sewn together with turntablist skills to create something more than the sum of it’s parts. This isn’t just your compilation album night people! They bring it at the Gwdihw, as everyone loves it but no-one seems to be playing it. All Vinyl – All Good.

The Hold Up

Underground Rap, breaks & Hip Hop culture

The Hold Up is a crew/collective made up of Emcees, Writers, DJs and Underground Hip-Hop heads based in South Wales in the UK. Specializing in Underground Hip-Hop, Breaks and Drum and Bass events & taking place wherever they find a comfy laid back space, our events showcase local talent from across the South Wales area as well as acts from everywhere else.

We put on underground events set up by music heads for other music heads to promote and encourage all the elements of our culture.


Bi-monthly live experimental electronica & floor-filling nu-Jazz.

Cosmogramma bring eclectic, jazz influenced Electronica & nu-jazz – bringing modal moves to the Gwdihw dancefloor with jazz with tips from clicks and electronica filled with orchestral subtlety.

Having the likes of Typesun & Anchorsong adding orchestral flourishes to electronica, spacey, psychedelic intensity of Soccer96, Mammal Hands’ melodic nu-jazz & world influenced jazz of Ezra Collective, Cosmogramma consistently explore the spaces between these genres with floor-filling intrigue.

PREVIOUS: Typesun (LIVE), Soccer96, Mammal Hands, Ezra Collective, Anchorsong (LIVE), Dirty Alex.


Awesome New Indie, Rock & more – Thursdays

Bringing the best in new talent and awesome established Indie acts, Juxtaposed deals in finely curated Alternative acts and request friendly Indie Discos.
Some bands that you might have been lucky enough to see – or unlucky enough to have missed: Frankie & the Heartstrings, Houdini Dax, Sen Segur, Night Engine, Mt Wolf, Bleach, Les Mistons, Alaska, The Vestals, Coves, We Are Animal, The Keys, Fist of the First Man, and many more!

Folk in the Owls Nest

Gorgeous Folk & Acoustic in our cosy front room – 1st Wednesday of the Month

On the first Wednesday of every month it’s Gwdihw’s long-established boutique folk night – Folk in the Owl’s Nest. Bringing gorgeous acoustic arrangements, captivating melodies and delicately thought out storytelling, we showcase local and far away talent in our cosy front room for your pleasure. Past acts include – Nat Johnson, The Gentle Good, Quiet Marauder, The Brmwys, Climbing Trees, Gideon Conn, Miss Maud’s Folly & more.

All My Friends

Experimental amalgam of Indie-Punk & Electronic

An experimental amalgam of Alternative music, from Electronic, Art-Rock, Punk & Alternative, all inspired by the dance-punk spirit of the eponymous LCD Soundsystem song. For fans of LCD Soundsystem, Titus Andronicus, Sufjan Stevens, East India Youth, Fucked Up, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, Japandroids, Wolf Parade, Caribou, Liars & more.

You’ve missed – Titus Andronicus, Baywaves, Gallops, Rews, Yama Warashi, Braids, Worriedaboutsatan, Alma, Qujaku, Sacred Paws, Sharkmuffin, Vogue Dots, Port Erin, Mt Doubt, HMS Morris, CaStLeS, Cotton Wolf, Silent Forum, Heyrocco, Superhand, 5th Spear & more