Swn Festival 2008

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November 2008
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£45 for a wristband
last updated: Thu 13th Nov 2008

Bands from around the world appear alongside the hottest local acts, DJs, film and art, at this Cardiff event started by DJ Huw Stephens.

The second annual Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this year from Friday 14th until Sunday 16th November 2008 (with opening night party on 13th November), in over a dozen venues, with over 100 bands performing.

Acts confirmed for the festival include Goldie Lookin Chain, James Yuill, Eugene McGuinness, Johnny Foreigner, The Pipettes, Stephen Fretwell, The Chapman Family, Martin Carr, The Boy Least Likely To, Rolo Tomassi, Golden Silvers, Clinic, Tubelord, Dananananakroyd, Indian Jewlry, Volcano!, Agaskodo Televerek, The Lovely Eggs, Serefina Steer, Pete And The Pirates, The Big Pink, It Hugs Back, Jay Jay Pistolet, Peggy Sue, Skatar, Fanfarlo, The New Tea Party, Legowelt (DJ set), Heavenly Records DJs, Young Marble Giants, Genod Droog (last ever show), High Contrast, Euros Childs, Future Of The Left, Truckers Of Husk, Huw Stevens and more. For the full list of acts click here.

Tickets are on sale, priced at £45. The wristband ticket gives the holder priority entry into any event (subject to capacity). To buy, click here. Each event at Swn will also be priced individually for cash payments on walk up, however priority will always be given to wristband holders. The opening party on 13th November will be for wristband holders only.

A wristband gets free access to as many shows as you can take in, plus art exhibitions, film and this year also into three one day music conferences during Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A wristband also gets you discounts in stores in Cardiff from 7th-16th Nov, and free rides on the Swn buses across town over the main Swn weekend.

The event will feature bands from both Wales and across the world, as well as DJs, film and art. There will be lots of different genres from hip hop to indie, folk, dance and rock. Due to a noise abatement order there will be no live music at Ten Feet Tall venue.

Other events confirmed for the festival include a silent disco, cinema, scrabble swnday, Sleeveface workshops and art exhibitions from Mark James, Llyr Pierce, Sleeveface and Clwb Ifor Bach's 25th anniversary.

There will be more information here when it becomes available.

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November 2008
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£45 for a wristband
last updated: Thu 13th Nov 2008


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