The Fall, Herman Dune & The Joy Formidable amongst first names for SWN 2011


Manchester’s the Fall, cult songwriter Herman Dune and The Joy Formidable are amongst the first raft of names for SWN festival 2011 which takes place in venues accross Cardiff. In all the event will stage 200 acts the first fifty of which can be seen below. SWN have added an extra day to the event so it will now take place across the evening of Thursday 20th October and Friday 21st October then through the days and nights of Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 23rd October.

Each year SWN work with a select band of Welsh and UK peeps who “are chosen” to co-host stages with them.  Already confirmed to be in the Welsh capital hosting stages with us are Artrocker, Barely Regal Records, BBC Radio 1, Bella Union, British Music Abroad, Bubblewrap, Clash, Crack, Everybody’s Stalking, Flux=Rad, Going Deaf For A Living. In Chapters, Kerrang!, Lesson Number 1, Cardiff Live Music Society, Memphis Industries, Moshi Moshi, New Sound Wales, NYTH, NME, Pink Mist (The Big Scary Monsters / Holy Road / and Blood & Biscuits labels), Propaganda, Radarmaker, Rockfeedback, See Monkey Do Monkey, STHCC, Shape, Signature, The Line Of Best Fit, The Rusty Trombone of God, Y Selar and Zoo Pop.  
Here’s the first 50 bands playing this year’s SWN Festival…
Among Brothers
And So I Watch You From Afar
Ashtray Navigations
Al Lewis
Barefoot Dance of the Sea
Ben Howard
Bejamin Francis Leftwich
Bleeding Heart Narrative
Chailo Sim
Creatures of Love
Echo Lake
Elephant Stone
Gavin Osborn
Herman Dune
H Hawkline
Houdini Dax
Jen Jeniro
Joseph & David
Lets Buy Happiness
Mammal Club
Masters In France
Pandas and People
Red City Radio
Right Hand Left Hand
Team Sports
The Cut Ups
The Fall
The Joy Formidable
The Victorian English Gentleman’s Club
The History of Apple Pie
The Keys
The Method
Zervas & Pepper
SWN tickets for the four days, which(should) get you free priority access to all the shows (subject to capacity) are just £49.50.
For the moment they are only available from – and they will roll out to more outlets over the coming weeks.

SWN Festival 4-day Wristband : £49.50

But if you can only make some of the days you can buy individual day tickets :

SWN Festival Thursday Wristband : £10
SWN Festival Friday Wristband : £16
SWN Festival Saturday Wristband : £25
SWN Festival Sunday Wristband : £20 

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