VENUE SPECS

G2

CAPACITY

350 people

PRICES & TERMS OF HIRE

PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY (PRS): All hire fees are subject to the addition of PRS (3% of ticket sales) which must be paid to venue management when you pay your hall hire. You are also required to supply us with a completed Performing Rights Society Programme return.

LOAD IN

Is situated off Sauchiehall Street up the lane to the right of The Garage main entrance.

FLYING POINTS

There are no usable flying points in the venue for touring equipment.

HEIGHT

Ranges from 10ft – 24ft.
Clearance: 9ft

BACKDROPS

Hung from the back of the lighting truss.

PLEASE NOTE: Valid fire certificates are required before a backdrop is put up

POWER

SOUND: 63AMP SINGLE PHASE (CEE FORM)

LIGHTS: 63AMP THREE PHASE (CEE FORM)

FOH POSITION

SOUND: Off centre location at the middle of the hall.

LIGHTS: Off centre location at the middle of the hall.

HOUSE SPOTS

No

STAGE BARRIER

We have a freestanding aluminium mojo type barrier. Most shows are without the barrier. Should you wish barrier and pit crew, this has to be arranged in advance.

PA SPEC
PA SYSTEM

8 X LOGIC ETHOS ARRAY VA ARRAY (4 a side)
2 X LOGIC ETHOS 315 BASS (1 a side)
4 X LOGIC ETHOS 218 SUBS (2 a side under the stage)
8 X E45 MC2 POWER AMPLIFIERS
2 X XTA DP6I PROCESSORS

FOH CONTROL

1X ALLEN & HEATH GLD80 DIGITAL CONSOLE – 32 MIC IN VDM150 ANALOGUE

A MIDAS PRO 2 is available if required at an extra cost of £100

MICROPHONES

1 X SHURE BETA52
1 X SHURE BETA 91
4 X SENNHEISER E604
2 X AUDIX ADX 51
4 X SHURE SM57
4 X SHURE SM58
6 X KLARK TECHNIK DI

MONITORS (FROM FOH CONSOLE)

6 X LS152 MONITORS ON 4 BI-AMPED MIXES
2 X CROWN MACROTECH 1200 AMPS – HF
2 X CROWN MACROTECH 2400 AMPS – 15”

LIGHTING (IN-HOUSE ONLY)

1 X TOUCH SCREEN PC
1 X CHAMSYS MINI WING

STAGE LIGHTING

8 X LED PARCANS (at the rear of the stage 4 at either side of stage).
4 X ROBE SPOT 160CT

FRONT LIGHTING

4 X LED PARCANS

CREW

Crew are not required for a G2 gig as long as the bands are happy to load in/out their own equipment.

If you do require crew our preferred in-house crew are M.A.D. CREW. Please contact John McFarlane via venue management to arrange crew for your event.

IN-HOUSE SHOW STAFF

As standard one sound engineer is provided per show. Should any more staff be required (lighting/monitor engineer) please arrange in advance. Each additional engineer will be charged accordingly.

PRODUCTION OFFICE

A production office is available for exclusive use of the promoter throughout the day. There are plenty of power points available as well as wifi and ethernet sockets for internet access and a phone. A photocopier is located in another room but promoters are welcome to use this facility.

ADDITIONAL INFO: You will find a copy of phone numbers for anything from back line services to local music stores on the production office wall, along with menu’s and details of all the local restaurants and take-away food places.

DRESSING ROOMS

Dressing rooms are situated on the same level as the G2 hall. The door leading to the dressing rooms is covered by backstage security all night. Additional security can be arranged in advance.

1 x large, 1 x small. More rooms can be made available if requested in advance. This must be arranged in advance with the venue managers.

1 x shower located in both band rooms.

Wi-fi network available in dressing rooms and production office. Ethernet also available in production office

PLEASE NOTE: Should we have a main hall show on the same day, we will arrange other accommodation elsewhere in the building.

Any damages caused to the dressing rooms will be charged to the promoter once a full assessment of damage has been taken.

Towels available via the venue:
bath towel – £1.00 (£5.00 replacement cost)
hand towel – £0.50 (£3.00 replacement cost)

SHOW TIMES

LOAD IN: 3.00pm (earlier load can be arranged)

SOUND CHECKS:

HEADLINE – 4.30pm
1ST SUPPORT – 5.30pm
2ND SUPPORT – 6.15pm

DOORS: 7pm (earlier opening possible with prior arrangement)

CURFEW

Venue curfew is 10pm – Tuesday and Thursday are the only exceptions for G2.

The venue is a club 7 nights a week, your co-operation in observing this curfew is appreciated.

CASH

Please arrange in advance if you need to collect cash on the night. Otherwise, we will assume that a cheque to follow will be fine.

RIDERS & CATERING

We can supply you with alcohol, soft drinks and water for any riders at a very competitive price. Please speak to venue management if you would like us to arrange any of this for you.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any outside catering. There are several restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/ coffee shops in the local area as well as a tesco metro store next door. We have a folder with all the carry out menus, please ask the venue manager for this on arrival (if not already in production office).

PARKING

There is parking available at the back of the venue on Renfrew Street which can accommodate tour buses however the venue is not liable for any parking fines incurred.

There is landline power available for one bus (16 AMP CEE Form Single Phase). The landline power is not available overnight.

SECURITY

In-house SIA badged security. No other personnel are permitted to deal with the public inside the venue.

Please direct any requests regarding security via either the venue manager or the security manager.

Additional security for vehicles, early starts, extra pit etc is available at a cost and must be arranged with the venue management in advance.

If there is a meet and greet prior to doors, there must be 2 of our stewards provided at a cost of £30 + VAT. This must be arranged at least 1 week in advance. If we are informed on the day we will be unable to accommodate and the meet and greet will not take place.

We have a strict No Glass Policy inside the venue. All bottled drinks will be decanted into plastic glasses and any pints/ spirits will also be served in plastic glasses.

Crowd surfing is discouraged. Repeat offenders will be ejected but only as a last resort. Our policy enourages a lively, enjoyable atmosphere but with adequate arrangements to prevent major issues developing and provide fast, effective response to unsafe crowd situations.

Venue management decisions are final.

AUDIENCE PROFILE

Stewards are briefed prior to doors as to the audience profile and their likely behaviour. Artist and promoter input in this process is welcomed.

SEARCHES

Full searches are mandatory for entry to The Garage. Professional cameras will be stored until the end of the show. Harmful items and food/drink will not be permitted inside the venue.

UNDER 16’S

If the promoter has made arrangements with the venue manager for a 14+ show. Then any Under-16’s must be accompanied by an adult. This must be stated on all tickets and advertising.

BOX OFFICE

At present, we do not have box office facilities for the sale of tickets. We can however, sell online via www.ticketweb.co.uk.

We are looking into the possibility of running a box office from the venue and will inform you of any changes as and when we can.

On the night of your event, our cash desk is available for your staff to sell tickets/ run guest list from. Our staff can be arranged to run this at an additional cost. This must be arranged in advance.

AFTERSHOW FACILITIES

They are available, however, any after shows must be arranged in advance with venue. If the bands would like to stay in for the club night they are more than welcome. We will ensure adequate security is available.

Arrangements for the band can also be made at Cathouse Rock Club if required. Please contact kerstin@hfents.com for more information.

SHOW STOP

Just before doors to the events, there will be a show stop meeting with venue manager, head of security, promoter’s rep and band rep (tour manager).

This meeting is in case there is an emergency that calls for the show to be stopped. It ensures that everyone involved knows the correct procedures to be carried out quickly and safely.

ADVERTISING

Please ensure that all tickets/ advertising include one of the following phases relevant to your event:

18+ GIG: Strictly over 18’s. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights.

14+ GIG: Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights.

We are completely against flyposting and it is illegal in Glasgow. Should we discover that flyposting has taken place and the venue is threatened with a fine, we will happily pass promoter details on to the council. There are a number of companies who deal with legal poster sites. Should you require more information on this please ask.

LOCATION & LOCAL FACILITIES

The Garage is located at the Charing Cross end of Sauchiehall Street. It is on the main bus route into the heart of the city.

It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores. Retail shops can be found just a short walk (5 mins) from the front door.

NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATION: St Georges Cross

NEAREST RAIL STATION: Charing Cross

HIRING

Please contact iain@hfents.com. Should he be unavailable, please contact senga@hfents.com or clark@hfents.com.

GENERAL CONDUCT

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is restricted in the area covered by the double yellow lines, the bays are for residents use and the use of the hotel patrons. If you are
towing a trailer that will not open while parked in this space, it can be backed into our car park area in the morning of the show. However, please ensure it is not
so far down as to block the fire exit, which is also the load in door.

When you arrive, please plug into the shore power and switch off your engine, we have neighbours, some with young children and the sound of a running engine can get a bit on the side of disturbing in the night.

Please refrain from emptying waste.

If it’s a party you are after, we can arrange guest entrance to the club should you arrive the day before your show, or even after and aren’t leaving til later.

We just need you to keep the noise down out there. Soundchecks must only take place if all rear fire doors are closed. The Garage is part of a mixed community of busy thoroughfare, local businesses and home life, we respect everyone equally, and ask for your understanding in these matters during your visit.

We look forward to working with you.

Team Garage