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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.

Q. Can you describe yourself as a performer? What can people expect?
A. Ummm people can expect some serious finger picking! Plus a lot more bluegrass inspired banjo tunes, gonna be promoting some of my new material, really excited!

Q. Describe the music scene in Cardiff for us
A. The scene in Cardiff is pretty good and vibrant, especially when you consider the economic climate, people aren’t coming out so much but it’s not stopping people playing which is pretty cool.

Q. What’s your favourite thing to do in Cardiff?
A. Favorite thing to do in Cardiff, hit New York deli for seriously killer sandwich after sound check.

Q. Give us the lowdown on Swn Festival for you.
A. I’ve actually performed at SWN a few times over the years. I opened for Benjamin Francis Leftwich last year which was awesome! Then I went and met Ben Howard after his set in Clwb Ifor Bach, that was pretty cool. Really looking forward to Among Brothers, awesome band.

Q. If people want to check out your stuff online, where can they do that?
A. People can find me at www.ffredjones.co.uk hopefully doing a website revamp soon, with loads new media and loads of free music!

We Are Cardiff at Swn Festival 2012

Can it be true? Yes – that’s right – we’ve only gone and got ourselves a stage at this year’s Sŵn Festival! Sŵn is a multi-venue musical takeover that happens in Cardiff over four days every October. It’s always an absolute riot, and we’re chuffed to bits to be curating a stage this year. As We Are Cardiff is a community project, all our performers are Cardiff talent. We’ve got music, beatboxing, some spoken words, plus a series of short films being shown between the acts. And some comedy, if we can fit it in. AND a special We Are Cardiff photography exhibition, where photos and stories from the blog will be up on the walls for all to see!

Float your boat? Make sure you get your Sŵn Festival wristband now (you can order tickets from the Sŵn Festival website)

You should also check out the full festival line up for this year. It’s pretty amazing: Sŵn Festival line up

In the run up to the festival, we’ll be publishing profiles from each of our performers, plus more info on our stage nearer to the time. If you REALLY want to make sure you’re free, save yourself some time on Saturday afternoon between 3pm-10pm. We promise you’ll have a right old knees up!