first 80 acts for Swn 2012 announced

Charlotte Church, Errors, John Grant, Various Cruelties, and more

published: Wed 18th Jul 2012

Charlotte Church

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

Charlotte Church, Errors, John Grant, Various Cruelties, Lanterns on the Lake, Laura J Martin, Django Django, and Dry The River are amongst the first 80 acts for Cardiff's Swn Festival which takes place from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October have been announced.

Charlotte Church
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, started by DJ Huw Stephens, 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 21st October and Sunday 21st October, with over 200 bands performing.

The first 80 acts to be announced, in alphabetical order, are A Girl Called Ruth, Afro Cluster, Al Lewis, Among Brothers, Arcane Roots, Bo Ningen, Brotherhood of the Lake, Chain Of Flowers, Charlotte Church, Clock Opera, Death at Sea, Denuo, Django Django, Draw Me Stories, Dry The River, Errors, Eugene Francis Jr, Exit International, Falls, Faye, Feed The Rhino, Fire Season, Fist Of The First Man, Gallops, Gallows, Glass Pear, Golden Fable, Greta Isaac, Gulp, Hey Sholay, Hysterical Injury, Irma Vep, Islet, Jemma Roper, Jewellers, Joanna Gruesome, John Grant, Katell Keineg, Lanterns on the Lake, Laura J Martin, and Liars.

They are joined on the bill by , 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, Quiet Marauder, Rangda, Rozi Plain, Rusty Shackle, Sam Airey, Scritti Politti, Sex Hands, Shy and the Fight, Sion Russell Jones, The Adelines, The Ash And The Oak, The Bright Young People, The Invisible, The Knox, The Lovely Eggs, The School, The Vestals, This Many Boyfriends, Tomos Lewis, Torches, Turbowolf, Urban Development Vocal Collective (UDVC), Various Cruelties, Verity Susman, We're No Heroes, and Zervas and Pepper.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Sŵn Festival 2012 will be hosted across various venues in and around the centre of Cardiff, including - 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: 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.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

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.

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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