Swn is 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 seventh annual Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this year across the evening of Thursday 17th October and Friday 18th October then through the days and nights of Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October, with over 200 bands performing.
Alun Gaffey, Among Brothers, Annie Eve, Ashli Spillers, Babe, Bo Ningen, Burum, Call Back The Giants, Cam O'r Tywyllwch, Camera, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Cheatahs, Childhood, Clare Maguire, Claw the Thin Ice, Conner Youngblood, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Cut Ribbons, Dan Bettridge, Dau Cefn, Deg Mewn Bws, Drenge, Early Hominids, Elly Sinnett, Fimber Bravo, Fist Of The First Man, Fortuna, Frankie And The Heartstrings, Geraint Ffrancon, Ghostpoet, Gulp, Gwenno, Gwyllt, His Naked Torso, HMS Morris, Iron Eye, Jemma Roper, Jen Long, Joe Robert Lewis, Joey Fourr, John Smith, Jonny Trunk, Joy Collective (DJ set) , Lanterns on the Lake, Llion Swyd, Macho City, Maddie Jones, Mark Eitzel, Money, Mr Scruff, Nai Harvest, Neil Yates' Five Countries Trio, Nick Mulvey, Night Engine, Olympians, Osian Howells, Paint Happy, Palomino Party, Peggy Sue, Playlounge, Plu, Plyci, Radio Rhydd, Radstewart, Rhodri Brooks, Right Hand, Left Hand, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Saturdays Kids, Sivu, Slowly Rolling Camera, Summer Ghost, Telegram, The Broken Vinyl Club, The Keys, Theo, Trampolene, Tuluum Shimmering, Verity Susman, Violas, Well Wisher, Winter Villains, Y Pencadlys, Aled Rheon, Alex Dingley Band, Beard of Wolves, Bloodflower, Brothers, Casi Wyn, Chloe Howl, Climbing Trees, Clipping, Dutch Uncles, Estrons, Everything Everything, Golden Fable, Greta Isaac, Hail! The Planes, Heal the Last Stand, Heavy Petting Zoo, Kizzy Crawford, Kutosis, Land Observations, Little Arrow, Lowri Evans, Masters In France, Nadine Shah, Nanook of the North, Nathaniel, Peasant’s King, Pinkunoizu, Queer’d Science, R. Seiliog, Scriber, Seazoo, Shhh…Apes!, Sion Russell Jones, Soak, Stars & Flights, Story Books, Swearin’, Temples, The Adelines, The Echo and The Always, Keys, The Yawns, This Is Wreckage, Trwbador, Up Down Go Machine, Waxahatchee, We Are Animal, Wicket, Without Feathers, and Wolf Alice.
For the line-up details, and day splits as available please click here.
The early bird offer has ended. A 4-day wristband is priced at £65, a Thursday only wristband is priced at £17, a Friday only wristband is priced at £20, a Saturday only wristband is priced at £28, and a Sunday only wristband is priced at £22.
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Swn Festival 2013 wristbands allow access to all Swn Festival 2013 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 Swn Festival wristband to gain entry. (Everything Everything - £2).
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.
Swn Festival 2013 will be hosted across various venues in and around the centre of Cardiff, including - Angel Hotel, Buffalo Chapter, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff University Students' Union – Great Hall, Four Bars @ Dempsey's, Fuel Glam, Gwdihw, Jacob's Market, O'Neill's St Mary's Street, O'Neill's Trinity St, Sherman, St John's Church, Ten Feet Tall, The Full Moon, The Globe, The Moon Club, and Undertone.
Swn Festival 2013 will also be working with the following co-hosts: Aperture, Barely Regal, Cerdd Cymru Connect, Crackling Vinyl, DIY, Gathered In Song, Green Man Festival, Jealous Lovers Club, Lesson No. 1, Moshi Moshi, New Sound Wales, NME, Nyth, Peski – music curated by Cam o'r Tywyllwch, Reeks of Effort, Shape, STHC, The Line of Best Fit, Y Selar, plus more to be announced.
Note this event is over 18s only.
There will be more information here when it becomes available.
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