Sŵn Festival 2019 (Cardiff) – preview and playlist

Keith Goldhanger is now counting down the days until Cardiff’s annual Sŵn Festival that takes place from 18-20 October.

It’s not too late to experience what we imagine maybe one of the most mouthwatering line ups that we’ve known for years anywhere as we anticipate the 2019 Sŵn Festival in Cardiff. Held over three days, this event has been a big annual highlight over the past few years for those of us who enjoy multi-venue shows all day and every day over a long weekend. A final list of artists has now been released and even before we know where and when the bands are appearing over the weekend we already know we’ll be torn more than once by the decisions we’ll be making over the three days. Without even sneaking onto the pages of the bands we’ve never heard of before, we’ve managed to compile a list of over 20 bands we want to have a look at either again or for the first time.

A playlist then.
Have a listen if you’ve not been paying attention.
It’s barmy.

This year’s festival is bound leave us regretting not seeing at least ten of these bands on this list alone. One of us will be going through the rest of the line up between now and then. No doubt we’ll return home with even more to tell you about. How will we manage this? Stay tuned to find out or come along to tell us what we missed and remember, if you feel we could be telling you more about some of these bands then we might not get through the doors ourselves. Many of the bands on this list we’ve written about already. If you’ve been taking notice of some of the stuff we’ve been championing this year, then we believe you may already be as excited as we are.

Tickets and official web site – https://swnfest.com

Have a listen & see you in Cardiff.


Words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing by Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and Twitter (@HIDEOUSWHEELINV).

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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the 90's as a frontman with London noisemerchants HEADBUTT - spent the 80's in "Peel favourites" BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - drinks real ale, takes photo's has made a few short films. Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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