Monday 5 August 2013

Swn Festival | Second wave of acts announced

Returning for its ever glorious 7th year, Cardiff's Swn festival have just announced a monster update to this year's line-up. And what a delight to my eyes it is, proving just why I love them for all their eclectic greatness. Taking place from 17- 20th October 2013 the new list of additions can be seen below featuring a big emphasis on local Welsh talent, artists from afar and some friendly faces who've been welcomed back with open arms.

Alun Gaffey // Amateur Best // Among Brothers // Annie Eve // Ashli Spillers DJ set // Babe Beta Blocker and The Body Clock // Bo Ningen // Burum // Call Back The Giants // Cam O'r Tywyllwch DJ set // Camera // Catfish & the Bottlemen // Clare Maguire // Claw the Thin Ice // Conner Youngblood // Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog // Cut Ribbons // Dan Bettridge // Danny Byrd // Dau Cefn // Deg Mewn Bws // Drenge // Early Hominids // Elly Sinnett // Fimber Bravo // Fist of the First Man // Fortuna // Frankie & The Heartstrings // Geraint Ffrancon (Recordiau) // Ghostpoet // Gulp // Gwenno Gwyllt // His Naked Torso // HMS Morris // Iron Eye // Jemma Roper // Jen Long DJ set // Joe Robert Lewis // Joey Fourr // John Smith // Jonny Trunk // Joy Collective DJ set // Lanterns on the Lake // Llion Swyd // Macho City // Maddie Jones // Marika Hackman // Mark Eitzel // Money // Mr. Huw // 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 and Jarlath Henderson // Saturday's Kids // Sen Segur // Sivu // Sky Larkin // Slowly Rolling Camera // Spectrals // Summer Ghost // The Broken Vinyl Club // Theo // Totem // Trampolene // Tuluum Shimmering // Verity Susman // Violas // Well Wisher // Winter Villains // Y Pencadlys // Yr Ods

These join the likes of the already announced artists below shaping 2013's event in to something truly special.

Aled Rheon - Alex Dingley Band - Beard of Wolves - Bloodflower - Brothers - Casi Wyn - Chlöe Howl - Climbing Trees - Clipping - Deerhunter - Dutch Uncles (Top up ticket required) - Estrons - Everything Everything (Top up ticket required) - Golden Fable - Greta Isaac - Hail! The Planes - Heal The Last Stand - Heavy Petting Zoo - Keys- 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! - Siôn Russell Jones - Soak - Stars & Flights - Story Books - Swearin’ - Temples - The Adelines - The Echo and The Always - The Lay Lows - The Yawns - This Is Wreckage -Trwbador - Up Down Go Machine - Waxahatchee - We//Are//Animal - Wicket - Without Feathers - Wolf Alice

As the festival continues to expand, this year will also mark a change in new venues for the weekend. Following on from the success of last year’s open air public performances on The Hayes this year's event will see the added feature of an outdoor stage taking place through Saturday and Sunday all contributing to the festivals growth and overall experience. This news goes hand in hand with the previous announcement detailing the use of a number of new venues including the likes of Fuel, Angel Hotel, Sherman Cymru, Jacob’s Market and St John’s Church in Canton all joining the likes of festival favourites Clwb Ifor Bach, The Moon Club, Buffalo and Gwdihŵ.

With ticket prices being frozen at last year's prices you really have no excuse not to get involved. You can pick yours up from Monday 5th August 2013: A full 4-day advance wristband costs £65 and single day advance wristbands vary between £17 and £28, depending on the day. Tickets can be purchased from the following,,, and Spillers Records (Morgan Arcade, Cardiff).

Please be aware that the Everything Everything & Dutch Uncle shows will require a £2 top up ticket. A limited number of £2 Top-Up Tickets are available at (available only to Thursday or 4-Day Sŵn Festival 2013 wristband holders). A Thursday or 4-Day Sŵn Festival wristband must be shown alongside an Everything Everything Top-Up e-ticket at Cardiff University Students’ Union Box Office to gain entry to the show.


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