Thu 14th Dec - Sun 20th Oct
Swn Festival 2013
@ Various Venues, Cardiff
Featuring: Aled Rheon, Alex Dingley Band, Beard Of Wolves, Bloodflower, Brothers, Casi Wyn, Chlöe Howl, Climbing Trees, Clipping, Estrons, Golden Fable, Greta Isaac, Hail! The Planes, Heal The Last Stand, Heavy Petting Zoo, Kizzy Meriel Crawford, Kutosis, Land Observations, Little Arrow, Lowri Evans
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Swn Festival 2013: Aled Rheon + Alex Dingley Band + Beard Of Wolves + Bloodflower + Brothers + Casi Wyn + Chlöe Howl + Climbing Trees + Clipping + Estrons + Golden Fable + Greta Isaac + Hail! The Planes + Heal The Last Stand + Heavy Petting Zoo + Kizzy Meriel Crawford + Kutosis + Land Observations + Little Arrow + Lowri Evans
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.
West Wales 4-piece playing catchy folk, pop and rock.
Alex Dingley Band tour dates
Coming out of north Wales, Beard Of Wolves aren’t for the faint-hearted as they present an eclectic and ferocious fusion of rock, garage and drum and bass. If that doesn’t sound enough for you, then their ruthless mix of filthy basslines and pounding drums are taken to another dimension with spooky synths and haunting, echoey vocals.
Think noisy garage-rock with a nu-rave twist - Swn Festival 2012
Beard Of Wolves tour dates
Artist Jonnie Owen and producer Tom Manning make up Bloodflower, a duo toying with pared down electronic sounds and yearning multitracked vocals.
Bloodflower tour dates
Newly formed Cardiff based progressive, psychedelic rock band consisting of two sets of brothers.
Brothers tour dates
Young Welsh singer/songwriter who alternates between English and Welsh vocals.
Casi Wyn tour dates
A rising star poised to join the ranks of household female pop names like Ellie Goulding with her sassy beat-driven songs.
'Embraced by the indie world and glossy enough for Radio 1, Howl is the most exciting UK pop prospect since Lily Allen skipped through LDN in a pair of Nike Airs and a prom dress'
Chlöe Howl tour dates
Climbing Trees are a five-piece multi-instrumental multi-vocal ensemble formed in the deepest, darkest valleys of South Wales in the Summer of 2011.
This band subtley builds from a simple acoustic feel and transforms into an anthemic journey to musical bliss in Harmony heaven.
Named band of the week by Bethan Elfryn on her Sunday BBC Radio show.
Climbing Trees tour dates
LA contemporary hiphop trio using distortion of audio tracks, static and electronic glitches to create a colourful bed of sound.
Clipping tour dates
Estrons are an Alternative Rock band based in Cardiff.
Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, they bring punchy melodic songs, combined with powerful vocals, loud guitars and busy beats that vary with the drummer's rum intake.
Estrons tour dates
Golden Fableare Tim McIver and Rebecca Palin who were the driving force behind Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam. Quirky beats and percussion introduce multi-layered synths, acoustic guitars and Rebecca's choral vocal style, which bubbles up to a crescendo of electric guitars and duetting vocals. This is lo-fi, folk-tinged pop that picks you up and takes you to another place.
Golden Fable tour dates
Greta Isaac has a sound reminiscent of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, with softly strummed acoustic guitar and a pure, earnest voice.
Greta Isaac tour dates
Advocates of hope and joy, Heal the Last Stand sing life-affirming songs from the heart and soul. Since their inception less than a year ago, they have enjoyed a summer full of festival appearances including the legendary, Glastonbury Festival, and even supported Cerys Matthews, in front of a capacity crowd at Llangollen Fringe Festival. Expect euphoric harmonies and profound sentiments, without a trace of heartache, pain or sorrow anywhere in sight.
Heal The Last Stand tour dates
Kizzy Crawford is a Welsh singer-songwriter and talented guitarist. She composes and performs her own songs in English and Welsh.
Kizzy Crawford tour dates
From Cardiff, a spiky, snotty mess of Clash/Jam noise with a pitch-perfect Strummer sneer, a ragged cut-and-shut between the garage rock ramalama of the Von Bondies and snotty curled-lip punk of early Buzzcocks.
Kutosis tour dates
Land Observations is a solo project from James Brooks’ formerly of Appliance.
Land Observations tour dates
Little Arrow are a West Wales folk band whose debut album is full of enchanting songs of hope.
Little Arrow tour dates
Singer songwriter performs a blend of blues, contemporary folk and pop in both Welsh & English with a confidence that belies her tender years. She has one of the most unique voices, warm and expressive, her vocal range acts as another instrument that captures the listener and leaves them wanting more.
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