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How Soon is Swn?

The Music Fix is stoked to announce the return of SWN Festival to Cardiff this October for three days of incredible live music.

Curated by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, SWN Festival 2009 boasts a swathe of established and new bands playing in venues across the Welsh capital. The Music Fix wil be there to bring you all the news and reviews.

Welsh champions Los Campesinos! will curate their very own night at the festival and will perform alongside the marvellous Dananananaykroyd. Pioneering electronic producer Daedelus will be making an appearance with the likes of Gold Panda and Minotaur Shock. If it’s emerging talent you’re after then San Francisco band Girls or Scotland’s Copy Halo are ones to watch, and how could we forget the legendary Martin Carr… and that’s only the beginning.

Head over to for more information and check first round of confirmed bands below. Many, many more to follow…

SWN Festival 2009 is scheduled to take place Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 October. ‘Earlybird’ tickets are available until this Friday 31 July from priced at £15 for a 1-day pass and just £40 for a 3-day pass.

The lineup so far looks like this:

Los Campesinos!
Copy Haho
Sparky Deathcap
Gold Panda
Munch Munch
The Leisure Society
Sweet Baboo
Lucky Soul
Sons of Noel And Adrian
Cymdeithas Yr Hobos Unig
Hail! The Planes
Martin Carr
Son Capson
Cat Mouse Cat
Huw M
Minotaur Shock
Broken Family Band
Science Bastard
Three Trapped Tigers
Them Squirrels
Exit International
Hafaliadu = Equations
Strange News From Another Star
John Grindell

More acts announced soon.

Swn is the Welsh word for sound, pronounced ‘soon’.

While we are on the topic of festivals - Festival Republic, promoters of the Reading and Leeds Festival, are proud to announce the following additions to this year’s bill.

On The Main Stage
KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES will open the MAIN STAGE at Leeds Festival on Saturday 29th August and at the Reading Festival on Sunday 30th August. The Welsh five piece have been hotly tipped by the likes of Kerrang.

On the Festival Republic Stage
Leeds very own MIDDLEMAN have been added to the bill for the stage as winners of this year’s Futuresound competition.

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