Mark Eitzel and Mr Scruff are among more than 70 new acts announced for this year’s Swn Festival.
The four-day festival held in Cardiff is now into its seventh year and features the best new music from Wales and beyond.
Held from October 17-20, the first 50 bands were announced in June for the multi-venue event, which draws thousands into the Welsh capital every year.
The new announcement includes names such as American Music Club icon Eitzel, Ninja Tunes legend Mr Scruff as well as Bo Ningen, Spectrals, Frankie The Heartstrings, Drenge, Lanterns on the Lake, and Ghostpoet, taking the total to more than 130 outfits lined-up to play.
They’ll join the likes of already announced electro-pop stars Everything Everything, psych rockers Temple and US alt-rock group Deerhunter.
Rising stars such as Cut Ribbons, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog will also take their place alongside a whole raft of brilliant Welsh bands set to grace the festival including Golden Fable, Trwbador, Gulp, Peasant’s King, Brothers and The Adelines.
This year will mark the inclusion of a number of new venues to the festival including Fuel Rock Club, The Angel Hotel, Sherman Cymru, Jacobs Market and St John’s Church in Canton, joining the likes of established venues such as Clwb Ifor Bach, The Moon Club, and Gwdihw.
The festival will also host an outdoor stage on Saturday and Sunday following the success of last year’s open air public performances on The Hayes.
WalesOnline is also proud to announce it will be one of this year’s stage partners curating a line-up that includes Cut Ribbons, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Trampolene, Joe Robert Lewis and Night Engine.
Gem White, event manager for Swn Festival said: “We are really excited for Swn Festival 2013. Last year’s festival was attended by more than 5,000 people over the four days and hosted more than 200 live acts and DJs. So we’ve set the bar pretty high for ourselves this year.
“We’ll be introducing some new city-centre venues this October, including The Angel Hotel, Fuel and Sherman Cymru so we can programme plenty of acts within skipping distance of each other in the city.
“We’ll also be working with some new stage co-hosts and partners to bring the best live acts from Wales and beyond into Cardiff for an amazingly hectic four days of music, art, seminars and workshops.”
Previous acts to have played the festival include The Joy Formidable, The Cribs, John Grant , Aluna George, Django Django and Charlotte Church.
“Swn Festival has been incredibly ambitious from the off with gigs across the weekend happening in both traditional and less-conventional venues around the city,” said Ashli Todd, manager of Spillers Records.
“A knack for marrying a line up of local talent alongside up and coming ones to watch and established legends has seen the reputation of the festival extend well out of Cardiff over the years. Seeing the festival grow in the years since its inception we at Spillers couldn’t imagine the Cardiff music calendar without this weekend and all the positivity and momentum it inherently provides to the Cardiff music scene.”
Tickets are priced:
Thursday – £17
Friday – £20
Saturday – £28
Sunday – £22
4-Day – £65
The latest full line-up
Alex Dingley Band
Ashli Spillers DJ set
Beard of Wolves
Beta Blocker and The Body Clock
Call Back The Giants
Cam O’r Tywyllwch DJ set
Catfish the Bottlemen
Claw the Thin Ice
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Deg Mewn Bws
Dutch Uncles (EE Top-Up Ticket required)
Everything Everything (Top-Up Ticket)
Fist of the First Man
Frankie The Heartstrings
Geraint Ffrancon (Recordiau)
Hail! The Planes
Heal The Last Stand
Heavy Petting Zoo
His Naked Torso
Jen Long DJ set
Joe Robert Lewis
Joy Collective DJ set
Lanterns on the Lake
Masters In France
Nanook of the North
Neil Yates’ Five Countries Trio
Right Hand Left Hand
Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson
Siôn Russell Jones
Slowly Rolling Camera
The Broken Vinyl Club
The Echo and The Always
The Lay Lows
This Is Wreckage
Up Down Go Machine