Lord Mayor’s Rave

Lord Mayor’s Rave

30th Nov 2019 7pm - 1am

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Event Details

Round off Fair Saturday with a rave…hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff!

From 7pm – 1am on November 30th the Old Library will host an eclectic range of DJ’s, including Craig Bartlett and the Lord Mayor himself, as the city parties in celebration of its first year as part of the global ‘Fair Saturday’ movement which aims to respond to the consumerism of Black Friday by bringing people together to support social and community causes.

Tickets cost £10 in advance with all proceeds donated to the Lord Mayor’s two chosen charities – Welsh Women's Aid and Bawso.


DJ Bios


Craig Bartlett (Lamerica / Time Flies)

Shortly after launching in 1994, Time Flies was reported by Mixmag to be “the best thing to happen to Wales since Gareth Edwards’. Cardiff’s very own Craig Bartlett was on the decks from the very beginning and has been synonymous with the dance music scene in the City ever since. He runs his own club night, L’ America playing distinctive house music rooted somewhere between the hazy UK 90’s and the Chicago club scene.
Craig also works for Cardiff Council as a youth worker, and has used his skills over the years to mentor young people from around the City.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/world-renowned-djs-partying-until-14202402

Esyllt (Dirty Pop)

Esyllt started Dirty Pop with her pal Ian Cottrell over 10 years ago. Dirty pop is Cardiff’s longest running weekly club night and a Cardiff institution, famous for its non-stop fun tunes and an open and tolerant atmosphere. Esyllt’s style: Massive life-affirming, joy-bringing bangers.

You can read about the Dirty Pop story here:
https://clwb.net/i-left-my-head-and-my-heart-on-the-dancefloor-10-years-of-dirty-pop/

Nic Saunders (Shangri-la)

Nic started one of Cardiff’s most popular club nights, Shangri-la, when he first moved to Cardiff 10 years ago. His events have played host to some of the biggest names on the world stage including, Jamie Jones, Kolsch and Duke Dumont. Nick has played uplifting house and techno sets everywhere from Cardiff to London to Ibiza, and made his debut at Glastonbury last summer.

You can listen to some of Nick’s mixes here: https://soundcloud.com/nick-saunders/babylon-cardiff-mix-september-20th

Lord Mayor Dan De’Ath

Dan will be playing a guest set as part of this special evening. He has serious musical pedigree having once played in a band with Pete Doherty. We understand he’ll be playing some of his favourite indie tracks and a few surprises. The event is very much in keeping with Dan’s values and his aim to make the role of Lord Mayor more accessible (and dare we say, fun).

Cllr Caro Wild

Caro claims he’s very much a beginner, but rumour is he has several live shows under his belt and plays some mean techno and electro. Expect a mix of tunes, from underground techno to upbeat electro pop. Caro represents the Riverside ward and is also a Cabinet Member. We’re not sure if he’s the only politician banging out industrial techno, but we haven’t heard of any others.

You can listen to some of Caro’s mixes here: https://soundcloud.com/caro-william-wild/mixtech-78