(No one reads the festival board do they?)
Various venues in Cardiff. Thurs 22nd- Sat 24th Oct, 2009.
Yay! Swn’s back for its third year. For those unaware of the festival’s existence; it’s a city-wide affair in the style of SXSW and the Camden Crawl et all, across a bunch of venues in Cardiff. Bands playing tend to be a nice mix of touring, (good) local, and Welsh language acts.
It’s organised by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, and pretty much every promoter in Cardiff pitches in. I’m not directly involved with the festival, but it’s been great the last few years so I like to give it a push :-)
Bands announced so far:
- will all be appearing at the Gate (lovely converted Church, went there last night for the first time and it’s really fab) on the Saturday. I think there’s more bands being added to this section, which is being curated by Los Camp.
This lot will be playing as yet unspecified times and places
Sons of Noel And Adrian
Hail! The Planes
The following bands will also be appearing on the Loose 2 stage alldayer at Chapter (art centre in a converted school, all new refurb will be finished by the time of the fest) on Sat 24th Oct from 2pm onwards as part of the festival:
THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND
THE LEISURE SOCIETY
AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND THE SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM
CAT MOUSE CAT
(sorry bout Caps, was C+P-ing)
www.swnfest.com should have regularly updates details and links to the obligatory Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Early bird (until 31st July) / weekend / day tickets from: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/901