Cocktails n Crates is back!

Posted on: Jul 29, 2016


After the success of our first event at Cardiff Speaker Hire, Cocktails 'n' Crates Festival is back! 

We are putting on our second Fun Day with 2 STAGES 

-MAIN STAGE - Live Bands/ Video Wall/ Pro Light Show/ Bar & Cocktail Shack / Pro Cocktail Maker / Craft Beers / Pool Table / Foosball Table / Arcade Machines 

-ACOUSTIC STAGE (Open Mic) - Local Songwriters / Budweiser BBQ byFace 11 / Vegan BBQ / Rodeo Bull / Outside Seating & Smoking Area!


Come on down and enjoy our second event of the year with loads of Live Music. Watch this space #Cardiff

All day TICKETS - £5.50 adv / £7.50 door

Bands include The Marks Cartel - Gung Ho - Fingertrap - KAMINO - SovietsThe Dole Age - Himalayas - Tobias Robertson

18 Event / ID required on request



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The Marks Cartel hit Cocktails n Crates Festival

Posted on: Jul 28, 2016


If you're a fan of the Arctic Monkeys, Oasis or Kasabian, then you'l love the last act on our lineup heading to Cocktails n Crates Festival on the 6th of August 2016.

At 10pm The Marks Cartel take to the stage.

Bringing you "Unashamed rock'n'roll at it's very best" - Fame Magazine

THE MARKS CARTEL are Matt Turner (vocals & guitar), Kristian Tabram (guitar & vocals), Rhodri Allcock (bassist & vocals) and Emyr Lewis (drums). THE MARKS CARTEL formed in 2013 in the tiny Welsh village of Cwmllynfell and took their name from the notorious Welsh cultural icon and his ‘organisation’
Airplay support includes Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio, Nicky Horne, Team Rock Radio, KDHX Radio (USA), Adam Walton (BBC Introducing Wales), Andrew Shay, Nation Radio Wales and Dave Owens, Wales Online.

THE MARKS CARTEL : Selected Press

“Raw, unapologetic rock music that sounds like the result of a fight between Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys, officiated by Royal

Buzzin Music
“Curtain Call is an evolved and raw take on the British rock sound, with dirty, grimy guitars blaring from the speakers, rhythmic, snapping drums and grizzly, emotive vocals. You can hear the band’s influences shining through as they take elements of Oasis, mix it with a smattering of The Arctic Monkeys before blending it with a hint of Royal Blood. There are no bells and whistles here. This is unashamed rock and roll at its very best.”

“At times The Marks Cartel sound like a rawer version of the current Arctic Monkeys, and that’s never a bad thing, but there’s elements of modern British rock coming at you from all angles.”

The Vinyl District

KDHX Radio
“With echoes of Arctic Monkeys and Oasis, South Wales-based band The Marks Cartel turn up the Brit-rock sound with the new track "Where Do I Go?"

Fame Magazine
“With South Wales four piece rock band The Marks Cartel – Matt Turner (vocals and guitar), Kristian Tabram (guitar and vocals), Rhodri Allcock (bassist and vocals) and Emyr Lewis (drums) – you won’t get any bells and whistles, but unashamed rock and roll at its very best.”


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Gung Ho rock Cocktails n Crates

Posted on: Jul 26, 2016


We know that you like to live life loudly.

So, were bringing Cardiff's own Gung Ho to the main stage at 9pm! With some heavy punk and metal to mosh to.

"Twenty years ago the UK music press were calling Newport the new Seattle. Twenty years later and less than twenty miles down the road, Gung-Ho are taking some of the sounds that blasted out of Aberdeen(WA)/Maindee (delete as applicable), mixing them with some primetime US hardcore sensibilities and making some joyous noise."

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Heres a little taster of what you'll be head banging to on the 6th.

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