Sŵn Festival – 2019!!

The award winning SWN festival is back for 2019, taking place this year between 18 – 20 October in Cardiff, this mult-venue festival will take place across ten venues, including Clwb Ifor Bach(of course!), Fuel, The Moon, Kongs, Beelzebubs, Old Market Tavern, 10 Feet Tall, O’Neills, Tramshed, and Jacob’s Marketfor the three-day fiasco. 

Sŵn has been renowned for booking some of the most original acts over the past twelve years and being ahead of the curve in discovery and sourcing of new artists.  A perfect mix of the established and new, 2019 delivers over 47 new acts, with the best line-up yet.

HMLTDhave been creating a massive buzz over the last couple of years; described as ‘Bowie and Adam Ant burning up an underground club.’ These guys make electronic rock glamorous with props and costumes that will take you back in time.

If that’s not your thing, the beautifully raw Casi & The Blind Harpistis welcomed to Cardiff after the launch of her EP ‘Sunflower Seeds’. Blurring the lines between ancient and new, get ready to be transported to another world.

On a slightly more eclectic note, Look Mum, No Computerbrings a fresh and fun perspective to the music scene. From inventing his infamous Furby organ to a Game Boy synth machine, Sam Battle is a musician that scratches way beneath the surface.



Heavenly Recordings will be having a Heavenly Afternoonat Jacob’s Market on Sunday 20 from 12-7pm with Bloody Marys, pizza and five bands from their roster. From the avant-electro pop surrealisms of audiobooksto the gorgeously crafted indie pop of Amber Arcadesthrough to the teeth gritting post punk snarl of Working Men’s Club. Plus, two brand new signings, Katy J Pearson– whose timelessly melodic song writing injects straight into your heart via her incredible distinctive voice and lyrics – and Raf Rundell– one half of the Two Bears, Raf’s solo music tackles the personal and the political through absolute dancefloor bangers.

Completing the final additions to the 142 strong line-up are Asha Jane, audiobooks, Bambara, Brand New Friend, Casi, ConchúrWhite, Creatures, Devon, Dylan Cartlidge, Emma McGrath, Elsa Hewitt, Foxxglove, Free Love, Ghostlawns, Grace Lightman, HMLTD, Honest Thieves, Hyll, John MOuse, Josiah Konder, Krush Puppies, Lauran Hibberd, Lazarus Kane, Liz Lawrence, Look Mum No Computer, Macy, Modern Habits, Natty Paynter, Obey Cobra, Owain Felstead, Patawawa, Plastic Estate, Pozi,Raf Rundell, Rainbow Maniac, Ritual Cloak, Ruthie, Sam Calver, Scavengers, Shadowlark, Slagheap, Sonny Winnebago, Stats, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Super Marine, Tacet, Telgate.

For more info on workshops and line-up visit: www.swnfest.com

Get your tickets here: https://www.ticketweb.uk/events/org/232483?pl=swn

Sam Chamberlaine

Sam Chamberlaine