Panic Shack, Sea Power And Billy Nomates Among First Acts Announced For Cardiff's Sŵn Festival

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Ren Faulkner

The first wave of acts has been revealed for this year's Sŵn Festival.

The three-day festival will return to various venues in the city centre of the Welsh capital between October 21 and 23, with BC Camplight, Lime Garden, Panic Shack (pictured) and Prima Queen confirmed for the Friday night opening gig at Tramshed.

After the cancellation of 2020's event due to COVID-19, and restrictions in place at the 2021 event, this year will be the first time since 2019 the festival is back to how it ran previously. Clwb Ifor Bach and Sŵn Festival live manager Adam Williams said:

"I cannot stress how excited myself and the team at Clwb are that we are able to bring Sŵn Festival back in 2022 in its fullest form. We are incredibly pleased to share the first wave of the 2022 edition with you. Booking the line-up is always such a pleasure and we are still somehow amazed by how many new artists there are each year. It is a total struggle to get them all on the bill. How many bands is too many bands?.

"The festival has always and will always showcase who we believe are the future big festival headliners both international and Welsh artists. This year, Cardiff centre will host over 120 artists across 12 venues. We have artists returning to the city: BC Camplight, The Orielles, Bodega, Billy Nomates, Snapped Ankles, Sea Power. We have artists making their Cardiff debut: Los Bitchos, Prima Queen, Lucia & The Best Boys, WH Lung, bdrmm and many many others. Expect new spaces, friendly faces and a whole lotta pink!"

Among the first 78 acts confirmed for the weekend are Sea Power, Bodgea, Adwaith, Billy Nomates, Baby Dave, HMS Morris, Gindrinker, Obey Cobra, The Orielles, Sweet Baboo and Dactyl Terra.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest announcements.

What? A city festival playing host to indie, pop, rock and the subgenres in between from established and up-and-coming acts.

Where? Various venues in Cardiff city centre.

When? October 21 - 23.

Who? The first acts to be announced for the event (in alphabetical order) are Aderyn, Adwaith, AhGeeBe, Ailsa Tully, Alabaster DePlume, Baby Dave, BC Camplight, bdrmm, Billy Nomates, Blue Amber, BODEGA, Bored At My Grandmas House, Breichiau Hir, Buggs, Connie Constance, Chappaqua Wrestling, Dactyl Terra, Deadletter, deathcrash, Ditz, Eädyth & Izzy Rabey, Eliza Shaddad, Eve Owen, The Family Battenburg, Gillie, Gindrinker, Group Listening, Grove, HMS Morris, Home Counties, Jelani Blackman, John Myrtle, Laundromat, Lemfrek, Lime Garden, Los Bitchos, Lucia & the Best Boys, Magugu, Mantis, Me Rex, Melts, Mellt, Midding, Minas, Murkage Dave, Noon Garden, Obey Cobra, Ogun, The Orielles, Panic Shack, Peaness, Pet Deaths, Pigeon Wigs, Plastic Estate, Plastic Mermaids, Prima Queen, PVA, Red Telephone, Robbie & Mona, Sea Power, Shlug, Show Dogs, Slate, Small Miracles, Snapped Ankles, Snayx, Strawberry Guy, Sweet Baboo, Talk Show, Tenderhost, TRAAMS, Voya, Walt Disco, Wesley Gonzalez, WH Lung, Wynt, and Yxngrxr1.

Tickets? Weekend tickets are on sale now.

Swn Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Friday October 21 2021 - CARDIFF Various Venues
Saturday October 22 2021 - CARDIFF Various Venues
Sunday October 23 2021 - CARDIFF Various Venues

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