Sŵn Festival announces full line up, workshops and venues for October


With five weeks to go until Sŵn festival takes over the city, Clwb Ifor Bach announce the full line up, work shops and venues for the weekend. After an amazing first year running the festival in 2018, Clwb enters its second edition carrying over a decade’s reputation in its hands with 142 different live acts and bands, ranging from local bands like Rosehip Teahouse, to Gilles Peterson tipped Doncaster piece, Skinny Pelembe.

The weekend will span across some of Cardiff’s most iconic venues, including Jacobs Antique Market which has already seen the likes of Rainbow Maniac in recent years, who also join the festivals 2019 lineup. Other venues include a mixture of old and new locations for the weekend of music festivities such as Fuel and Beelzebub.

There will be plenty of new artists performing throughout the weekend provided by Forte Project, like the dreamy electro pop, Foxxglove and the psychedelic punk glam foursome, Telgate. You can also catch staples of the Cardiff music scene with the ever enigmatic CHROMA, fronted by their front women Katie Hall whose larger than life stage presence will draw you in for more and more.


From 12pm to 7pm on the Sunday of Sŵn you can swing by Jacobs for a ‘Heavenly Afternoon’ and feast on pizza, bloody Mary’s and some sweet music, headed by Heavenly Recordings who scouted local legends Boy Azooga in the recently closed independent venue, Gwdihw.

Sŵn will also be offering workshops, mixers and networking events for young people looking to break into the music industry. Their partnership with University of South Wales will deliver a two day event for information, curated by Complete Music Update, from the 17th to the 18th of October in the Uni’s central campus, the Atrium. Which has taught many notable names in the Cardiff music scene such as sound engineer Josh Sinclair and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard front man Tom Rees.

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