Swn Festival 2015!

Can you BELIEVE it’s that time of year AGAIN? Students are back, the nights are drawing in, and before you know it Swn Festival will be upon us again!

This year’s Swn Festival is two full days of the best up and coming bands and talent, mixing local with national. It’s also going to be ESPECIALLY amazing because We Are Cardiff are running a Swn fringe event, celebrating publishing our DEBUT BOOK on the We Are Cardiff Press! (pre-order the book here now and get your name in the credits!)

Anyway. Enough about us … on with the Swn Show!


This year’s Sŵn will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November, across a bundle of venues in Cardiff. If you’re new to the festival, all you need to know is that one wristband gets you in to all the venues (subject to capacity), as you walk/run/meander around to discover as much new music as possible.

Sŵn is all about music discovery, so though you may well  know a few of the acts on the line up, we’re pretty confident you won’t know them all, and if you know none, then even better. Welcome! This is where the fun starts. There’s links to all the music on the acts profiles, and we’ll post playlists of their songs too. You’ve plenty of time to listen to them all and start to pick the ones you like. All you need to know is that we handpick every band. They’re all tip top. Just ask any regular Sŵnster, or know that in recent years the likes of Alt J, Ben Howard, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines, Disclosure, Foxes, Lucy Rose, Drenge, John Grant and many more have all played in small venues at Sŵn when perhaps only a handful of people knew who they were, but all will affirm they were unforgettable shows.

See this year’s line up

You can buy weekend tickets or just a day ticket if you can only make it along for one of the days. Buy tickets for Swn

Keep in touch:

[ps in case you’re new to Wales or Welsh, then Sŵn is pronounced ‘soon’ and is Welsh for ‘sound’]

More information about the We Are Cardiff book launch fringe event: The 42b

Hope to see you, somewhere around the city, during Swn! In the past, We Are Cardiff have curated a stage at the city music festival, featuring some super lovely local musicians. Information about Swns past on We Are Cardiff


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