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Swn Festival 2013
@ Various Venues, Cardiff
Featuring: Camera, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Clare Maguire, Claw The Thin Ice, Conner Youngblood, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Cut Ribbons, Dan Bettridge, Danny Byrd, Dau Cefn, Deg Mewn Bws, Drenge, Early Hominids, Elly Sinnett, Fimber Bravo, Fist Of The First Man, Fortuna, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Geraint Ffrancon, Ghostpoet
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Swn Festival 2013: Camera + Catfish And The Bottlemen + Clare Maguire + Claw The Thin Ice + Conner Youngblood + Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog + Cut Ribbons + Dan Bettridge + Danny Byrd + Dau Cefn + Deg Mewn Bws + Drenge + Early Hominids + Elly Sinnett + Fimber Bravo + Fist Of The First Man + Fortuna + Frankie & The Heartstrings + Geraint Ffrancon + Ghostpoet
Swn Festival 2013 will be hosted across various venues in and around the centre of Cardiff, including - 10 Feet Tall, Buffalo, Cardiff University Students' Union - Great Hall, Cardiff University Students' Union – Solus, Chapter, Clwb Ifor Bach, Four Bars @ Dempseys, Fuel, GLAM, Globe, Gwdihw, Jacob's Market, O'Neills - St Mary Street, O'Neills - Trinity Street, Sherman Cymru, St John's Church, Canton, Angel Hotel, The Moon Club, Undertone.
Hailing from North Wales, this inspiring four-piece blend potent, delicate melodies with powerful rhythm to produce a unique, sophisticated sound. Their debut single Hurt released in December 2004 by the cool, independent label My Kung Fu, garnered radio play on Radio 1, Radio 2, playlisting and a session on XFM. Their reputation as flawless live performers has earned them critical acclaim in both local and national press and secured them the privilege of opening at the Tsunami Relief Concert at the Millennium Stadium. Playing to over 60,000 people, Camera shared the stage with the likes of Keane, Snow Patrol and Badly Drawn Boy.
Camera tour dates
Not ones to do things half heartedly, Catfish and the Bottlemen ended up playing over 100 shows last year both in the UK and on the continent, leading to a chance rendezvous with Libertine Carl Barat in Germany, who invited them to play his weekly club Jubilee in London.
It doesn't stop there! They also dragged The Vaccines to see them whilst they were kicking around backstage at an Arctic Monkeys gig, played Chris Hawkins' (6 Music) club in Islington and started 2012 with a sold out sweaty show at Club NME at Koko, London.
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This Birmingham based singer/songwriter makes straight up quality pop with a cool, clean, soulful edge.
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'Four dudes making big, sad, loud rock music. Occasionally just one dude making bleak keyboard-heavy music.'
Claw The Thin Ice tour dates
Imagine the Beach Boys if they weren’t from California or maybe if Phoenix weren’t the cool French kids from Versailles. There's something comforting in the knowledge that Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog hail from a tiny village amid the rolling countryside of the Llyn peninsula, Wales.
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog tour dates
A five piece alternative band from Wales who are influenced by bands such as Deftones.
They have played festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Boardmasters and SWN, and have supported the likes of The Joy Formidable and Dry The River.
Cut Ribbons tour dates
Drum & Bass DJ, producer and musician from Bath in the South West of England.
Danny Byrd tour dates
Hailing from the Peak District, Drenge are brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless who peddle a fine line in punked up blues-rock mayhem.
Zane Lowe made their forthcoming single "Backwaters" his hottest record in the world and great things are expected from these ultra talented racket makers.
Drenge tour dates
Hailing from Trinidad, Bravo has made a name for himself as a steel-pan extraordinaire, playing with artists as diverse as Blur, Hot Chip and Morcheeba. With the prestigious Pan Am North Stars he has played at some of the worlds greatest venues, including the Carnegie Hall.
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North East indie five-piece, led by former Sunderland pub landlord Frankie Francis, who formed over a mutual love of the Housemartins and the Smiths. Think of these classic bands, combined with influences ranging from Orange Juice to Dexys Midnight Runners, Bobby Conn and Billy Childish, then add the Sunderland accents of the Futureheads or Maximo Park. Finally, complete with a hair quiff modelled on James Dean, some quivering hips and a gyrating bottom, and you've got The Heartstrings.
Frankie & The Heartstrings tour dates
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