When does the station broadcast?

Fridays - Sundays ( + sporadically in-between).

Always check the broadcast schedule for listings.

I can't get the player to work!

The stream only goes live when presenters check-in to the studio. Check the broadcast schedule for show start times.

Can I listen on FM/DAB?

We don't stream locally via FM/DAB, but globally via the web. 

Tune in to broadcasts via the player on our homepage, or watch the action unfold via our Facebook-Live webcams. 

What kind of music do you play?

The platform is as eclectic, interesting and unusual as we can possibly make it.

You can read more about the broad variety of acts / hosts we work with via the broadcast schedule.

We have regular listenership in 40+ countries around the world. Our aim is to expose as many of those people as possible to interesting sounds and musicianship, old and new, that they're less likely to discover via mainstream radio platforms.

Opening times?

The station has a built-in cafe/bar overlooking the ocean. Pop in for a coffee or cocktail and watch the radio shows go out live.

Fri/Sat : 10am - 11.30pm    Sun : Noon - 5pm

Saturday mornings we also run a brunch menu from 10am - 4pm.

Be aware, on gig nights we close the cafe at 4pm for soundcheck.

When's the next gig?

Receive updates every time we announce new gig bookings - join our mailing list.

What time do concerts start?

Gigs start 1 hour  1 hour 15 minutes after doors open. Most concerts are finished by 11pm but our bar stays open until midnight.

Please note each gig has a clearly stated last entry time on posters and online event listings. If you arrive after that point, you may be refused entry.

Is the venue seated?

Our shows have a mix of seating and standing areas. Seats are limited and go on a first come first serve basis. We recommend arriving early for the best chance of getting a seat.

Can I reserve a seat? 

If standing for long periods is not possible for you we'll reserve you a seat. Email radiomargatehq@gmail.com at least 48 hours in advance of the show.

Accessibility?

The venue has step-free access. We offer '2 for 1' tickets for carers attending with disabled customers and are more than happy to reserve space for wheelchairs.

Email radiomargatehq@gmail.com with your purchase confirmation to make a reservation.

Please be advised that our toilets, whilst on ground level, are not accessible for wheelchair users.

Do you keep tickets available for the door?

We usually have a few tickets available on the door on the night. Arrive when doors open to avoid disappointment. 

I can no longer attend a show I bought tickets for. Can I get a refund?

We're happy to refund tickets when given 3 days notice prior to a performance. This gives us time to re-sell your tickets. Those bought via external promoters (Eventbrite etc.) need to request refunds via said platforms. Online booking fees are often non-refundable.

Is it OK for me to record/film/take pictures etc?

Photos without flash are fine. Please check with us first before filming or recording concerts so we can get performers approval. If performers ask not to be photographed, notices will be displayed.

What equipment do you have?

Musicians can find our full back line equipment list here .

What is your privacy policy?

Read our privacy policy here .

Baby-changing?

We are a child/baby friendly venue with changing facilities, a wide range of children's books and toys and comfy sofas for breastfeeding mums.

Like any bar, we can't admit minors post 9pm.

Is the radio station for hire?

Yes. We'll gladly help host your special event. We’ve hosted book launches, art exhibitions, podcast recordings, book groups, panel discussions, workshops, community meetings, birthdays, weddings etc.

Reserving an area during trading hours is free of charge. Otherwise, price varies according to the complexity of your needs - timings/capacity/need for privacy/format/tech requirements etc. - and how much it will cost us to accommodate. 

Contact Radiomargatehq@gmail.com for a hire quote.