Fat Freddy's Drop

29 Apr 2020

Fat Freddy's Drop head to Cardiff as part of their tour.  Fat Freddy’s Drop, considered one of the world’s finest live draws, have built a long term love affair with Europe. Freddys love Europe - the food, culture, whanau (family) and es-pecially the European audiences. 

The fiercely independent seven piece hailing from Aotearoa New Zealand has toured Europe annually since touching base in London in 2002. Album releases however are much more special slow burn events.

Hailing from Freddy’s Wellington hometown, Lord Echo is the brainchild of Mike Fabulous a multi instrumentalist, super-producer, engineer, analogue devotee and DJ with a penchant for dance floor grooves.



This event is rescheduled from November 2019.  Original tickets remain valid. For those who cannot attend the new date, please request a refund by 11th January 2020 from your point of purchase.

"It is with huge regret that Fat Freddy’s Drop announce the rescheduling of their UK & European shows this November.

Fitchie aka MU (Freddy's beatmaster and producer) will be undergoing urgent hip surgery due to the increasing severity of osteoarthritis in his right hip. His current level of pain and lack of mobility make it impossible for Fitchie to travel and perform. After reluctantly facing this difficult situation, the November tour dates have been rescheduled into March & May 2020.

Original tickets purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled dates or refunds can be obtained by contacting the official ticket seller directly. Freddys appreciate that many fans will have booked travel & accommodation and sincerely apologise.
The boys are confident that Fitchie will be up and running for the NZ Summer Record Tour in January & February and that the shows will be on fire for UK & Europe in March - May 2020.

The good news is that new Freddys music is on it's way. Nothing can keep Fitchie out of the studio."



Call 029 2022 4488 

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Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.


We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

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