Cardiff's only dedicated rock club



Fuel is the ONLY dedicated rock & metal venue in Cardiff, providing a hub for all fans of heavy music and continuing Cardiff’s tradition of legendary rock gigs. With a mixture of club nights, live music and other events, Fuel has something for every rock fan! Below you can find information about our facilities (including technical specs), and more about the history of Fuel.

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Throughout the year...

Live music is at the very core of what we do here at Fuel. As such, we host concerts all through-out the week, not only on weekends. There’s so much fantastic talent here in Wales alone, but we book touring bands from across the UK and the rest of the world.


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The Grass-roots

Fuel didn’t start out as a live music venue. It all started with a local DJ, Rob Toogood, who felt that there weren’t enough good rock and metal nights in happening in Cardiff.  

Fuel began as a club night on September 9, 2006, when a local DJ & rock fan realised that there weren’t enough places that played the music both he and so many others loved. After out-growing its first venue and then surviving the closure of it’s second venue, Fuel moved to its present full-time home on Womanby Street, in the heart of Cardiff’s music quarter.

Fuel didn’t start out as a live music venue. It all started with a local DJ, Rob Toogood, who felt that there weren’t enough places putting on good rock and metal nights in Cardiff.  

Rob started organising regular rock themed club nights, the first being held in the basement of Nos Da


general Information

Fuel is a fully accessible,  disability friendly venue:

  • Live Room Capacity: 160
  • Street level load-in
  • Disabled Access Toilets
  • Dressing/Green Room Available
  • Projector & Screen 
  • DJ Booth
  • In-house sound engineers, cashiers& security team

Technical Specifics

Front of House PA System:

2 x D&B Audiotechnik E902
2 x D&B Audiotechnik E18
2 x D&B Audiotechnik P1200a (sub/top config)
1 x Db Mark 4/8 System Controller (matrix mixing only)

MON PA System:

4 x SAV M12 – 12+1” dual concentric Max 12 replicas
1 x SAV 700q – 4 x 500w @ 8 ohm
Monitors are setup to be mixed from FOH in a 4 way configuration

Mixing System:

Soundcraft Si Expression 3 – 32 input, 16 out + AES out – 30 faders plus master plus mono
24 Analogue lines from stage with 4 returns

Microphones, Cables & Stands:
For details on the current in house microphones, cables and stands please contact us


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