Parking is at the rear in Castons Yard - please do not drive down London Street ! (Pedestrian)
Taking the route to the shopping centre, drive up New Road. You will see Festival Place on your right. At the traffic lights, bear right - remaining on New Road. You will quickly see a car park on the right just past the next traffic lights, this is Castons Yard. Pull up behind the back of McDonalds and you will see red gates leading to a Post Office yard. Drive in here and park on the left. The rear of the Light Lounge is down the steps.
The venue has an inhouse vocal PA system which can adequately handle 4 mics. There are also 4 mic stands - 4 mics - and 4 XLR leads.
There is 1 Marshall guitar amp.
There is 1 bass amp but no head for it.
There is 1 drum kit - please bring breakables.
There is nothing else ! Should you require DI boxes, extra amps etc - ideally you will be bringing these but I can organise / hire these in if needed.
There is not a room to leave your bags / belongings / equipment which are not being used on stage. Such items will need to be returned to your vehicles.
The venue is free entry and 18+. They sell food which is cheap and the chef is quality - £2.50 for an all day breakfast - £2 for a baguette with lots of choice of fillings - £5 for an array of pasta dishes / sausages and mash / a few other bits.
There are plenty of cash machines near the venue - a couple of Thai restaurants, Indian restaurants, Chinese, Pizza/Pasta places, McDonalds and some supermarkets all within 5 mins walk.
Load in time is around 7pm. Soundchecks from 8pm with an evening typically starting at 9pm - this can vary.
The venue is licensed until 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is 00.30 and Monday to Wednesday is midnight.
If you have the munchies on the way home there are 2 food vans in Castons Yard, 1 of them is doner kebabs etc the other one is more varied doing spit roast chickens, fajitas and the biggest burgers you will ever see.
Contact me on Facebook / MySpace with any questions and I look forward to seeing you here.