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Swn Festival Announces Special Headline Show From The Blackout & A Further 80 Acts Added To Line-Up

Monday, 17 September 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
Swn Festival Announces Special Headline Show From The Blackout & A Further 80 Acts Added To Line-Up

Sŵn has today announced that The Blackout will be playing a special show at this year’s Sŵn Festival. The Welsh rockers will perform at The Globe on Saturday 20th October.

ImageMerthyr Tydfil’s finest have been building their reputation over the past seven years and this year they release their fourth LP. The band have been touring chums of Lostprophets since 2006 and have certainly learned a thing or two about stage craft and songwriting. A massive rock sound and catchy and anthemic vocals are the order of the day here.

Top up tickets for the event will cost £2.00, which will be donated to the Young Promoters Network. The YPN consist of young people, residing in Rhondda Cynon Taff, aged between 14-25 who are eager to help arrange live shows and promote young emerging acts. Combining skills, experiences and resources, the YPN has been instrumental in bringing high quality live music events to young people in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Welsh music journalist James Mclaren, who tragically died in August, was a supporter of the YPN and it was one of the organisations that his family chose to support in his memory.

Top up tickets for the event will be available from the wristband exchange at the Full Moon (Womanby Street, Cardiff) from midday on Saturday 20th October. These must be purchased in addition to a Saturday or 4-day Sŵn Festival wristband and will guarantee entry. Additionally a limited amount of tickets for this show only will be available for 14-18 year olds in advance at www.swnpresents.com from Wednesday 19th September (limited to 2 per person).

Gemma White, Event Manager said: “We’re thrilled to have The Blackout on this year’s line up, especially with the band being such positive music role models in Wales. We’re also really pleased to be supporting the Young Promoters Network. It’s a great organization that gives young people fantastic opportunities to get into the music industry.”

Spike Griffiths from Young Promoters Network said: "All at the YPN are extremely proud to be the chosen beneficiary for donations at this year’s Sŵn Festival.”

Additionally a further 82 acts have been added today, including Welsh language band Llwybr Llaethog who will perform a special 25th anniversary concert. The additional acts are; Alone, ANiMAL, Astroid Boys, Beatbox Fozzy, Bof! (Gwenno + friends), Bright Light Bright Light, Candelas, Casi Wyn, Childhood, Cloud 4mations, Crushing Blows, Dirty Goods, DJ Cluedo with MC Local and MC Traumatik, DJ Kinzy, Drenge, Eddy Temple-Morris, Effluence, Elro, Enfield Tennis Academy, Esther, Face & Heel, Fear of Men, Foxes, Gala Drop, Gareth Potter, Goodtime Boys, Gwenno, Harry Keyworth, Hexstatic, Holy Mountain, Huw M, Jake Mattison (solo acoustic), Jethro Fox, Kid Chocolat, Kozzie, Kutosis, Laurence Made Me Cry, Llwybr Llaethog, Love Motel, Luke Sital Singh, M.I.K, Man Without Country, Martin Creed, Mazes, MC Vocab & MC Reepa, Mine, Mr Fogg, My First Tooth, Night Engine, Pale Seas, Pariso, Plyci, Pol, Pull Yourself Together DJs, R Seiliog, Rae Morris, Ratatosk, Richard James presents In Chapters, Save Your Breath, Seasfire, Sen Segur Sevans DJs, Spooky Bizzle, Stealing Sheep, Stubborn Heart, Sun Drums, Survivalists, Sweet Baboo, The Blackout, The Dead Beggars, The Earth, The Family Band, The Lay Lows, The Naturals, The Physics House Band, Tim & Puma Mimi, Toddla T, Trwbador, Wild Swim, Y Pencadlys, YNGVE

For six years Cardiff has played host to the annual Sŵn Festival, bringing some of the newest and most exciting local, national and international acts to the Welsh capital. Whilst still focusing on new and emerging acts, Sŵn Festival 2012 will also play host to some well established headline acts, as well as broadening the programme to include arts-based fringe events.

The four-day multi-venue festival will be held this year between Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st October 2012 at various locations across Cardiff. For full details including line-up, venue details and ticketing go to www.swnfest.com.

This year, Sŵn Festival is offering a 10% discount on advance tickets to those who are unemployed, Students or NHS Staff at the time of their ticket purchase. These will only be available online at www.swnpresents.com.

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