Sŵn Festival Set To Return This Year – Also Announce One-Dayer In April

Sŵn Festival is set to return in Autumn after sitting last year out – and they’ll also be holding a special one-dayer in April as last October’s slimmed-down Dim Sŵn was such a success. Full details below.

So we got a press release yesterday announcing East India Youth’s upcoming tour. It included a date on 11th April 2015 in Cardiff at “Din (sic) Sŵn Festival”. Our resident sleuth (and both Sŵn Festival and EIY fan Keith Goldhanger) sensed a story. He put his feelers out and this morning we were sent a link to a news item on Wales Online heralding the fact that both Sŵn Festival is set to return in Autumn this year and also that Sŵn would be holding a special one-dayer in April.

The new spring edition of the popular Cardiff gathering, due to be held across various venues in the capital, such as Clwb Ifor Bach and Bufflo Bar, will be on Saturday April 11.

The Wales Online story has these quotes from festival organiser and co-founder John Rostron:

“We absolutely love making Swn happen and, each time it’s over we always wish that we were doing it again immediately, rather than in a year’s time.”

“Twelve months is a long, long time to wait for the next event, so we thought, “Why not have a one-dayer in April which will complement our autumn event, and be a new way to introduce a whole host of new bands to Swn-goers.”

“Last year Dim Swn day sold out in advance, and was terrific fun, so it helped us with our thinking.”

Nearly 30 new bands have been announced in the line-up so far. Full details can be found at swnfest.com and the festival can be followed on twitter as @swnfestival and liked on Facebook.

The Autumn weekend Festival will be on 7th and 8th of November.

Poster below for list of bands taking part:

Sŵn Festival Set To Return This Year – Also Announce One-Dayer In April

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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