Swn Festival 2010

Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd October 2010
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£45 for a 3-day pass
last updated: Wed 20th Oct 2010

Swn is a three day showcase of some of the best music from Wales and from around the world alongside DJs, film and art, held throughout Cardiff. The event was started by DJ Huw Stephens.

The fourth annual Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this year from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd October 2010, in over a dozen venues, with over 100 bands performing.

Line-up

Throats, Stricken City, Pull In Emergency, Tall Ships, Mimas, Talons, Dad Rocks. Truckers of Husk, Young Rebel Set, Egyptian Hip Hop, Mitchell Museum, Tom Williams & The Boat, Happy Birthday, Teeth, Veronica Falls, Paul Heaton, Perfume Genius, Spectrals, Fiction, Swans, Al Lewis, Arabrot, Bellini, Bryn Fon a`r Band, Colorama, Crash.Disco!, Evening Chorus, Fiction, Huw M, Joe Worricker, John Mouse, Kutosis, Right Hand Left Hand, Standard Fare, Sun Drums, The Ex, The Last Republic, Violas, We//Are//Animal, Wickes, Y Niwl, and more. Expect over 100 acts in total. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at £45 for a 3-day pass. A Saturday Stroller priced at £25, a Friday Stroller priced at £15, and a Thursday Stroller priced at £10 will be available at a later date. To buy 3-day passes, click here.

Wristbands

The festival uses a wristband system which offers free access to as many shows as possible, plus art exhibitions, film and last year also into three one day music conferences during Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A wristband also entitles the wearer to discounts in stores in Cardiff (to be confirmed), 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 expected at the festival include a silent disco, cinema, workshops, and art exhibitions.

For 14-18 year olds

A dedicated 14-18 year old Welsh language event, 'Dan Oed' to allow access to live music for those under 18 and there will be increased access to shows, where licences allow, for all those aged 14-18. Dan Oed will take place at Millennium Music Hall.

Talks and seminars

Music seminars, talks and q&a's will take place at Chapter Arts Centre. Ewan Jones Morris will also compile contemporary music videos of Welsh bands or Welsh directors to showcase at Swn Festival to be screened on a regular basis before suitable main features at Chapter, as well as at other Swn events. There will also be an exhibition of Welsh poster art with contributions from God Machine, Richey Beckett, Casey Raymond and Dan Lazenby amongst others.

There will be more information here when it becomes available.

Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd October 2010
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£45 for a 3-day pass
last updated: Wed 20th Oct 2010


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