Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SWN 2010 launched

This year's SWN Festival was launched yesterday by Huw Stevens and John Rostron at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff. This year's festival takes place 21st - 23rd October and looks set to be the biggest and best so far with a number of changes:

* Roving wrist bands (£45) will cover city centre venues, day wrist bands are also available. Other gigs in venues such as the Globe will be ticketed separately.

* Welsh language event 'Dan Oed' for 14-18 year olds taking place at the Millennium Music Hall.

*The festival has secured funding from various sources such as PRS Music fondation.

Acts announced this week include The Swans, Al Lewis, new Rough Trade signing Joe Worricker, Paul Heaton and the nascent genius Perfume Genius.

Newsoundwales will be hosting a night at the festival. More details to follow in due course.