Popular venue The Point to close

The Point, Cardiff BayThe Point Cardiff Bay Limited, trading as The Point have today filed for voluntary insolvency.

The popular live music venue and club night host has been open since 2004 and has been largely successful, despite being located away from the city centre.

Since opening The Point has played host to many popular artists and bands including the Stereophonics, Cerys Matthews and Feeder. The venue also played host to the popular fortnightly rock night Bogiez, which moved there from The Engine Rooms.

The venue closed in late 2008 to undergo soundproofing after complaints from neighbouring residential buildings.
The bill for this work, in addition to factors owing to the current economic climate have made it necessary for the directors to file for insolvency.

This is not the first time that this venue has been hit with problems. It was previously known as MS1 until 2003 when insolvency brought about a buyout by a partnership that was to become the Point Cardiff Bay Limited. 

Future gigs and events have been cancelled and ticket holders have been advised to contact their credit card companies for refunds, this unfortunately will not cover customers who have paid for tickets using debit card or cash who will unfortunately lose the money that they have spent on tickets.

There is currently no news on whether scheduled gigs and club nights will be moved to other venues.


  1. That sucks :-(

    Bu then we only went for Bogiez and even that’s been pretty dead lately. Are there any other alt/rock clubs in Cardiff?

  2. Fuel seems to be on pretty regularly, sometimes weekly. I know it’s on tomorrow night.
    It’s on Guildhall Place in Cardiff, off St Mary Street (across from Burger King).
    Gets quite busy there.

  3. That does indeed suck. :( If you know of any good petitions or compaigns to save the place (ones that are likely to actually be taken seriously) be sure to post them.

    PS – I’m liking that we can add photos to comments now. ^^,

  4. MS1 was a little further down on the same side, next to the big black gates. I think it’s pretty much still intact, just closed. :(

    I’d be suprised if the Point isn’t bought out by someone.. it was a awesome little venue. The world needs more of these not less!

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