Sŵn Festival 2018 review

Sŵn Festival 2018: a return to form After a couple of years in the wilderness, the crazy energy of the first Sŵns returned this year – with some new venues, and a slightly different format. And we had a great time! Our highlights included: cheeky cocktails in between shows at Blue Honey, gigs in a … Continue reading Sŵn Festival 2018 review

Sŵn Festival 2018 – full line up announced!

With the news earlier this year than Sŵn Festival had changed hands, we were excited to hear about the line up announcement … and it’s finally here! The final wave of Sŵn bands have been announced for this iconic Cardiff city festival, taking place Wednesday 17 – 20 October 2018. WHOOP! Previous announcements already brought you … Continue reading Sŵn Festival 2018 – full line up announced!

Sŵn Is Ten – photo essay

We had an absolute blast at this year’s Sŵn. Photojournalist Chloe Jackson-Nott was out and about capturing the bands and the vibe for  us … Sŵn Festival website Sŵn Festival Facebook  *** Sign up for the weekly We Are Cardiff newsletter Check out what’s going on with We Are Cardiff Press Like us on Facebook Squawk @ us on Twitter @wearecardiff … Continue reading Sŵn Is Ten – photo essay

Sŵn 2016 – send in your memories for the Music Museum!

It’s (nearly!) here – our annual city-wide music takeover, celebrating the best in new music: it’s Sŵn Festival time again, and this time, Sŵn is ten years old, and they want to hear all your memories from over the years! The memories will be displayed in the Music Museum. The museum will be open across the weekend and Sŵn … Continue reading Sŵn 2016 – send in your memories for the Music Museum!

Swn Festival 2016 – tenth anniversary! Line up and tickets info

Oh my lordy, TEN YEARS of Sŵn! This October we welcome back our own inner city music festival for its tenth year. Excited? We are! In case you haven’t been to Sŵn before, here’s the vibe. The festival takes over several venues throughout Cardiff city centre, spreading musical joy and happiness between them all. You buy a wristband … Continue reading Swn Festival 2016 – tenth anniversary! Line up and tickets info

Sŵn Festival 2015 – full programme released!

Sŵn is back! Following two successful outings for its pared-back sibling, DimSŵn, the multi-venue Cardiff festival will return for two days of noise and merriment on November 7 and 8, with Clwb Ifor Bach, Gwdihw, the Moon Club, Undertone, Buffalo, the Abacus, 10 Feet Tall and Four Bars set to play host to a genre-melding … Continue reading Sŵn Festival 2015 – full programme released!

Final line-up announced for DimSwn 18 October 2014 – last tickets now on sale

  You heard. The final line-up for this year’s mini Swn (or DimSwn – which means ‘No Swn’ for the Welsh learners in the crowd)(actually technically it means No Sound, but anyway) has been announced, and is below.   Horizons / Gorwelion will be showcasing their 12 bands at DimSwn this year. Horizons is a scheme … Continue reading Final line-up announced for DimSwn 18 October 2014 – last tickets now on sale

DimSŵn! Line-up announced for Saturday 18 October 2014

This year there will be no four-day Sŵn Festival. Boo, right? But fear not, there’s still a one day multi-venue event across seven Cardiff venues on Saturday 18th October, DimSŵn. The first 40 bands have been announced with more to come in the next fortnight. Much like Sŵn, you can buy a ticket to DimSŵn … Continue reading DimSŵn! Line-up announced for Saturday 18 October 2014

The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Ratatosk

This year, we’re curating a stage at this year’s Cardiff-based musical cornucopia – SWN FESTIVAL! In the run up to the festival, we’re going to be running short profiles on each of the lovely people performing on our stage. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the lovely Rhodri Viney – aka, Ratatosk! Q. You’re … Continue reading The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Ratatosk

The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Mab Jones

Not sure if we mentioned it or not, but we’re curating a stage at this year’s Cardiff-based musical cornucopia – SWN FESTIVAL! In the run up to the festival, we’re going to be running short profiles on each of the lovely people performing on our stage. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Madame Mab … Continue reading The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Mab Jones

The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival: presenting Ffred Jones

Not sure if we mentioned it or not, but we’re curating a stage at this year’s musical orgasmia – SWN FESTIVAL! In the run up to the festival, we’re going to be running short profiles on each of the lovely people performing on our stage. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Mister Ffred Jones. … Continue reading The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival: presenting Ffred Jones