Gaz Coombes among 30 artists added to SWN line up

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Gaz Coombes among 30 artists added to SWN line up

Sŵn has announced the second wave of acts set to join a stellar line up at the legendary multi-venue festival taking place Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 October 2018.

With the first announcement of acts including performers such as Boy Azooga, Drenge and Gwenno – they have kept some gems until now.

Alt-rock legend and Supergrass frontman, Gaz Coombes will unite his epic futuristic tones with lyrics to create a powerful political message when he performs material from his new album World’s Strongest Man. He will play Tramshed alongside The Go! Team and Boy Azooga on Friday 19.

On Saturday, East London’s Alfa Mist will bring together alternative hip-hop and melancholy jazz in a blend of urban music. Joining Saturday’s line up will be 77:78, who’s dark and exciting new album shows the continued brilliance Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin brought when in The Bees.

Following a starlight performance in Clwb last April, Queen Zee are coming back to Cardiff for another night of punk tunes, anarchy and true showmanship. Soon to be touring with previously announced Sŵn artist, Dream Wife, Queen Zee are set to be big and their performance will not disappoint.

Be transported by the psychedelic and experimental music of the heavy riot band Grey Hairs, the transcending sounds of Bandicoot and the scratchy indie-pop classics of Yassassin, as Saturday brings with it an array of psychedelic and wig out tunes.

The line-up continues to boast the best in Welsh talent as Saturday includes the huge harmonies of Greta Isaac and the heartfelt lyrics of pop songstress Hana2k.

Carmarthenshire’s finest, Zabrinski, will also take to the stage for their first gig in over 10 years bringing the very best in neo-psychedelia alt-rock sound.

Local band Al Moses, due to support The Sherlocks in their upcoming Cardiff gig this summer, will play the Saturday alongside alt-pop Carolines and Tracy Island. Plus, the post punkers Perfect Body, electronica group Dead Method, singer songwriters Vince James and Christian Punter, and many more.

Guto Brychan, Chief Executive of Clwb Ifor Bach who have taken over the reins for 2018 said: “The second wave of announcements brings with it both legends in music and exciting young talent. The more acts we book the more excited we are for the event.

“Clwb, as a venue and promoter, is committed to supporting budding new acts in Wales and are proud that Sŵn will be hosting South Wales’ music development scheme, the Forté project, with all acts playing at the festival this year.” 

Wristbands for Sŵn are on sale now. For more information and to get your tickets, go to

This year’s event is supported by Cowshed, For Cardiff and PRSF along with sponsors Ticketweb, Bubblewrap Collective, and Musicbox. 


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