Where All Good Things Come Together.

Chai Wallahs is a critically acclaimed and award winning venue that has been touring the UK festival circuit for nearly twenty years, bringing all good things together and encouraging true expression of the creative spirit.

Since the introduction of its live stage in 2007 the venue has programmed and delivered over 3000 musical performances, to audiences of well over a million people and established an outstanding reputation for its diverse roster of the finest emerging and established artists, an incredible sound system and its legendary party vibes.

Diplomats of Sound.

In 2011 with support from the Arts Council of England, Chai Wallahs officially launched the Diplomats of Sound as a social enterprise project to help push the boundaries of new music, and develop further professional performance platforms outside of the UK festival circuit.

The Diplomats of Sound now siphon their way through thousands of applications a year from artists wishing to perform on our stages. They provide the musical programme for Chai Wallahs and offer event production and programming services to festivals, clubs, music venues and private events.

Chai Wallahs Venue

Our venue’s beautiful freeform structure evokes feelings of wonderment and curiosity, and provides a welcoming alternative to the usually characterless big tops and clear span marquees. 
The natural styled décor consists of drapes of fabric, flourishes of abundant foliage, wooden carvings, stone lamps and comfy seating and tables, whilst our lighting and subtle projections, create a comfortable, soothing, harmonious, and uplifting atmosphere.
Our sound system has been designed to provide maximum clarity and depth with minimum spill. Using full- range rear fills and a series of smaller speakers allows us to give a perfectly balanced sound throughout the 2000 capacity venue without excessive levels. Our venue and production is also available as a ‘white label’ service allowing you to brand or name the venue in anyway you like.

Chai Wallahs Stage

From small acoustic setups to stages fit for 18 piece bands, our highly experienced stage and sound crews will provide a perfectly balanced event with absolute clarity of sound whilst delivering a faultless production with fast changeover times, allowing for a smooth and overall engaging show experience.
Utilising the very best ‘d&b audiotechnik’ loudspeakers and the latest digital and analogue mixing consoles, we can deliver a sound experience of the highest quality. Our lighting and projection rigs range from up-lighters, static stage and mood lights to moving heads, branded visuals and live stream projections. Our range of equipment allows us to cater for any budget, on any scale.

Music Programming

Offering an abundance of musical creativity and with a passion for fulfilling the crowds’ musical desires, the Diplomats of Sound programme between 30 to 40 acts over the course of a festival. 
Each programme is designed and carefully blended to take the audience on a musical journey which incorporates all true styles of music. Daytime slots are usually filled with a mix of Jazz, World, Folk, Blues, Acoustic Soul, Alternative Rock and Comedy, whilst the evenings tend to provide a mixture of Hip Hop, Ska, Reggae, AfroBeat, Funk, Electronic Dance, Balkan Beats, World Folk and Gypsy Jazz.
From 8pm the performances continually build in tempo, vibe and energy until around 1am when our DJ’s take the controls and drop a stomping mix of eclectic beats and party vibes, all laced with some unbelievable deck wizardry.
Our team are highly experienced in programming, booking, contracting, accreditation and liaising with artists and will take care of all administration in these areas.

Bar Services

Our professional, efficient and specialist bar setup offers a variety of unique freshly made cocktails, hot alcoholic brews and tasty beverages.  We can also provide cold brew services if required.  We can either use our own high quality suppliers and sponsorship deals or work with your existing suppliers.

Our managers and crew service the bar to its optimum with fast, friendly service and low levels of product wastage. Our administration, stock control and accounting procedures provide complete accountability.