Swn Festival 2011

Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd October 2011
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£49.50
last updated: Wed 19th Oct 2011

Swn expands to a four 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 fifth annual Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this year across the evening of Thursday 20th October and Friday 21st October then through the days and nights of Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 23rd October, with over 200 bands performing.

Line-up

Acts announced include The Fall, The Joy Formidable, Cymbals, Esben and The Witch, Fixers, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ben Howard, Bejamin Francis Leftwich, Bleeding Heart Narrative, Colorama, Lewis Floyd Henry, Melodica, Melody and Me, Monument Valley, Sam Duckworth, Creatures of Love, Daughter, Eagulls, Echo Lake, Elephant, Gavin Osborn, Herman Dune, H Hawkline, Yr Ods, DZ Deathrays, Niki & The Dove, Visions of Trees, Tribes, Tubelord, The Jim Jones Revue, Dam Mantle, Mechanical Bride, Other Lives, The Good Wife, Lets Buy Happiness, Three Trapped Tigers, Truckers of Husk, Ugly Duckling, Veronica Falls, Winter Villains, Violas, Y Niwl, Zun Zun EguiMammal Club, Masters In France, Pandas and People, Clock Opera, Copy Haho, Lucy Rose, Theme Park, Patterns, Rapids!, Red City Radio, Right Hand Left Hand, The Victorian English Gentleman's Club, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at £49.50 for a 4-day pass. A Saturday Stroller priced at £25, a Friday Stroller priced at £16, a Thursday Stroller priced at £10, and a sunday only ticket is priced at £20. To buy 4-day Wristband passes, or day tickets click here.

Wristbands

The festival uses a wristband system which offers free access to as many shows as possible, plus art exhibitions, film and more. 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.

Co-hosts

Already confirmed to be in the Welsh capital hosting stages are Artrocker, Barely Regal Records, BBC Radio 1, Bella Union, British Music Abroad, Bubblewrap, Clash, Crack, Everybody's Stalking, Flux=Rad, Going Deaf For A Living. In Chapters, Kerrang!, Lesson Number 1, Cardiff Live Music Society, Memphis Industries, Moshi Moshi, New Sound Wales, NYTH, NME, Pink Mist (The Big Scary Monsters / Holy Road / and Blood & Biscuits labels), Propaganda, Radarmaker, Rockfeedback, See Monkey Do Monkey, STHCC, Shape, Signature, The Line Of Best Fit, The Rusty Trombone of God, Y Selar and Zoo Pop.

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.

Other events expected at the festival include a silent disco, cinema, workshops, and art exhibitions.

There will be more information here when it becomes available.

Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd October 2011
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£49.50
last updated: Wed 19th Oct 2011


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