Swn festivals adds more than 80 acts

The Blackout, Toddla T, Stealing Sheep, Hexstatic, and more

published: Mon 17th Sep 2012

The Blackout (2)

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

Over 80 more acts have been added to the line-up for this year's Swn Festival which takes place from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October.

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The latest raft of additions includes Alone, Animal, Astroid Boys, Beatbox Fozzy, Bof!, Bright Light Bright Light, Candelas, Casi Wyn, Childhood, Cloud 4mations, Crushing Blows, Dirty Goods, DJ Cluedo with MC Local and MC Traumatik, DJ Kinzy, Drenge, Eddy Temple Morris, Effluence, Elro, Enfield Tennis Academy, Esther, Face & Heel, and Fear of Men.

Also confirmed are Foxes, Gala Drop, Gareth Potter, Goodtime Boys, Gwenno, Harry Keyworth, Hexstatic, Holy Mountain, Huw M, Jake Mattison, Jethro Fox, Kid Chocolat, Kozzie, Kutosis, Laurence Made Me Cry, Llwybr Llaethog, Love Motel, Luke Sital Singh, M.I.K, Man Without Country, Martin Creed, Mazes, MC Vocab & MC Reepa, and Mine.

Also added to the line-up are Mr. Fogg, My First Tooth, Night Engine, Pale Seas, Pariso, Plyci, Pol, Pull Yourself Together DJs, R Seiliog, Rae Morris, Ratatosk, Richard James, Save your Breath, Seasfire, Sen Segur Sevans DJs, Spooky Bizzle, Stealing Sheep, Stubborn Heart, Sun Drums, Survivalists, Sweet Baboo, and The Blackout. Swn will also host The Dead Beggars, The Earth, The Family Band, The Lay-Lows, The Naturals, The Physics House Band, Tim & Puma Mimi, Toddla T, Trwbador, Wild Swim, Y Pencadlys, and Yngve & The Innocent.

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.

Gemma White, Event Manager said, "We're thrilled to have The Blackout on this year’s line up, especially with the band being such positive music role models in Wales. We’re also really pleased to be supporting the Young Promoters Network. It’s a great organization that gives young people fantastic opportunities to get into the music industry."

They join the previously announced The Cribs, 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, Liars, 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.

The event for over 18s only 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.

Wristbands grant you free priority access to all of the SWN Festival shows subject to capacity. Basically, get a wristband and get around Cardiff to see as many shows as you can.

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.

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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