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'Rave in a barn' ready to attract dance music fans.

Byline: david owens Reporter david.owens@walesonline.co.uk

HUNDREDS of dance music fans are to converge on a farm outside Merthyr this weekend for a massive rave - held in a barn.

The house and techno event will be staged by the Cardiff dance music promoter famed for hosting raves in a bank vault in one of the city's most historic buildings.

Cellar Door, which has hosted parties for the best part of a decade, is well known for the underground dance events it threw at the former bank vault in the Grade II listed Portland House in Cardiff Bay.

The promoter has now branched out with dance music events across the South Wales Valleys.

The latest endeavour, which Cellar Door's DJ Jimpy describes as its "craziest party to date", is called Rave In A Barn and is exactly that. And it's a proven winner, as it was staged last year for the first time to great success.

Now the team are returning with Cellar Door at the Barn Merthyr Part II, staged at the 500-capacity Fern Hill Farm barn.

"This year's Cellar Door visit to the farm features a brand new sound system supplied by Martin Audio, the very same audio company which is heard all across Glastonbury including the Pyramid stage," said Jimpy.

"The sound system not only brings an even greater clarity of sound over last year's event, which was already special, but provides a high degree of noise mitigation control.

"This ensures the sound is focused on the event and not on the surrounding area using state-of-the-art technology."

The Cellar Door promoters also have promised a brand new lighting show from SR Productions and the best South Wales DJs playing house and techno into the night.

The event also features a bar, free parking, security, cloakroom facilities, outdoor barn heaters and medical facilities.

Jimpy has been involved with the South Wales dance music scene since the early '90s with the Hippo Club and later Enter the Dragon at Vision 2k.

He also had tracks featured on hugely popular mix albums from Sasha, and Paul van Dyk as well making the DJ Magazine Top 100.

"Until last year it had been many years since I DJ'ed in a barn," he recalled. "I remember a farm event towards Cardiff Airport back in the '90s, which was class and I think we can recapture some of that 'old skool' magic once again with what we have planned for this event.

Tickets are priced PS20. Camping tickets are also priced PS20 for a space up to five people. Tickets can be purchased via www.cellardoorcardiff.com/#tickets

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