Preview: Sŵn Festival 2017

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Summer in Wales might have ended, but we still have a few music phenomenon to look forward to this year. One of them is Sŵn Festival, happening in October 2017.

Final Acts Announced!

As the month-long Sŵn Festival begins, organisers have announced the final wave of acts to play on Discovery Day, the festival’s finale on Saturday 21st October 2017.

Despite the expansion of this year’s Sŵn, the festival will still focus on bringing new and emerging music acts and undiscovered gems to the Welsh capital. The final wave includes LA-based producer Daedelus, whose brand of experimental trip hop has landed him releases on prestigious labels Ninja Tune and Stones Throw.

Other highlights will be indie outfit ISLAND, who have already built a strong following on the back of their emotionally charged and engaging live shows. Also making the return journey to Cardiff will be Matt Maltese, whose knife-edge voice has cut the air at previous Sŵn Festivals to much fanfare.

The final announcement boasts some of the finest emerging talents from around Wales, as much-loved Bangor group Yr Eira and Hengoed natives Niterooms will bring serrated guitar rock to the capital.

Few Words from the Organisers

Sŵn Festival organiser John Rostron: “Discovering music, venues, places, people, language and the city is a key part of what makes the festival magic. We’re proud that all of this is still happening as part of Sŵn.”

“We’re delighted to announce the full line-up and are really excited to be able to bring such an eclectic mix of musical talent to Cardiff. Discovery Day is definitely going to finish Sŵn off with a bang!”

Discovery Day

Discovery Day is bringing a full month of music to a close after special events at venues across the city.

off // kilter will see a new experiential event featuring Richard Dawson arrive at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama while other highlights include Jen Cloher with very special guest Courtney Bartnett joining her for a night at Clwb Ifor Bach, Songhoy Blues and The Amazons at Tramshed and the sold-out Hush Silent Disco at National Museum Cardiff. Music documentary programme Pale Blinds, in collaboration with Snowcat Cinema, will also give music lovers the chance to see exclusive footage and old favourites including Bafta Cymru nominated #SWN10.

Prices & Contacts

Wristbands for Sŵn are on sale now for £30.

For more information and to get your tickets, go to Follow @swnissound on Twitter.

See you sŵn, everyone!


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