Swn Festival 2012

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October 2012
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£60 for a 4-day wristband
last updated: Wed 19th Sep 2012

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 sixth annual Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this year across the evening of Thursday 18th October and Friday 19th October then through the days and nights of Saturday 20th October and Sunday 21st October, with over 200 bands performing.


The latest acts announced include ANiMAL, Astroid Boys, Bof!, Bright Light Bright Light, Cloud 4mations, Crushing Blows, Dirty Goods, DJ Cluedo with MC Local and MC Traumatik, DJ Kinzy, Drenge, Eddy Temple Morris, Enfield Tennis Academy, Face & Heel, Fear of Men, Goodtime Boys, Gwenno, Harry Keyworth, Hexstatic, Holy Mountain, Huw M, Jake Mattison, Jethro Fox, Kid Chocolat, Kozzie, Kutosis, Llwybr Llaethog, Love Motel, Luke Sital Singh, M.I.K, Man Without Country, Mazes, MC Vocab & MC Reepa, Mr. Fogg, My First Tooth, Pale Seas, Pull Yourself Together DJs, R Seiliog, Rae Morris, Ratatosk, Save Your Breath, Seasfire, Sen Segur Sevans DJs, Spooky Bizzle, Stealing Sheep, Stubborn Heart, Sun Drums, Survivalists, Sweet Baboo, The Blackout, The Dead Beggars, The Lay-Lows, The Physics House Band, Tim & Puma Mimi, Toddla T, Trwbador, Wild Swim, Y Pencadlys, and Yngve & The Innocent.

Aluna George, Arcane Roots, Bo Ningen, Black Moth, Brotherhood Of The Lake, Casual Sex, Chain Of Flowers, Charlotte Church, Clock Opera, Cold Pumas, Cut Ribbons, Dad Rocks, Django Django, Draw Me Stories, Dry The River, Echo Lake, Errors, Eugene Francis Jr, Exit International, Falls, Faye, Feed The Rhino, Fire Season, Fossil Collective, Gallops, Gallows, Golden Fable, Hawk Eyes, Hey Sholay, Hysterical Injury, Ifan Dafydd, Islet, Joanna Gruesome, John Grant, Katell Keineg, KWES, Lanterns On The Lake, Laura J Martin, Liars, Lleuwen, Manhattan Coast, Marc O'Reilly, Micachu and The Shapes, Milk Maid, Mowbird, Nebula, No Ceremony, No Thee No Ess, Out Of The Woods, Paper Aeroplanes, Peace, PINS, Prosperina, Pulled Apart By Horses, Push & Run DJs, Quiet Marauder, Rangda, Rozi Plain, Rusty Shackle, Sam Airey, Samoans, Scritti Politti, Sex Hands, Shy And The Fight, Sion Russell Jones, Splashh, Swnami, Tall Ships, The Adelines, The Ash And The Oak, The Bright Young People, The Cribs, The Invisible, The Knox, The Lovely Eggs, The School, The Staves, The Vestals, This Many Boyfriends, Tomos Lewis, Torches, Toy, Turbowolf, Two Wounded Birds, Urban Development Vocal Collective (UDVC), Various Cruelties, Verity Susman, We Are Animal, We're No Heroes, We Were Evergreen, Without Maps, Y Bandana, Y Lladron, Yr Angen, and Zervas and Pepper, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.


An early bird 4-day wristband is priced at £60, a Thursday only wristband is priced at £15, a Friday only wristband is priced at £18, a Saturday only wristband is priced at £26, and a Sunday only wristband is priced at £20. Additionally this year, Sŵn Festival are offering a 10% discount on advance tickets to those who are Unemployed, Students or NHS Staff at the time of their ticket purchase. To buy tickets, click here.

Sŵn Festival 2012 wristbands allow access to all Sŵn Festival 2012 shows, subject to capacity of individual venues. However, there are a few select headline shows that will require a Top-Up ticket as well as a Sŵn Festival wristband to gain entry. (The Cribs - £10).


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.

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.


Sŵn Festival 2012 will be hosted across various venues in and around the centre of Cardiff, including - Cardiff Students' Union's CF10, Bacchus (formerly Cardiff Arts Institute), Castle Arms (Angel Hotel), 10 Feet Tall, Buffalo, Chapter Arts Centre, Clwb Ifor Bach, Dempseys, GLAM, Globe, Gwdihw, National Museum Cardiff, O'Neills (Trinity Street), O'Neills (St Mary Street), Cardiff University Students' Union, The Full Moon (wristband exchange), The Gate, The Moon Club & Undertone.


Sŵn Festival 2012 will also be working with the following co-hosts: Best of Bristol, Catapult, DIY, In Chapters, Peski, Adam Walton (Crackling Vinyl), Artrocker, Dizzyjam, Everybody's Stalking, Gathered In Song, Lesson Number 1, Cardiff University's Live Music Society, Moshi Moshi, New Sound Wales, NME Radar, Nyth, Pink Mist, Propaganda, PUSH + RUN, Rockfeedback, Simply Rad, The Line Of Best Fit, Trail Of Press, We Are Cardiff, plus more to be announced.

Note this event is over 18s only.

There will be more information here when it becomes available.

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October 2012
various venues in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
£60 for a 4-day wristband
last updated: Wed 19th Sep 2012

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