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Swn is quite soon

SWN Festival is pleased to announce an additional 29 acts to its 2009 line-up!

Scotland’s The Twilight Sad will bring their incredible live sound to Cardiff alongside legendary DJ and electronic taste-maker Mary Anne Hobbs.

Marina and the Diamonds will cap a phenomenal season of festivals with an appearance in the Welsh capital as well as Birmingham’s very own DIY band Johnny Foreigner.

If there is one thing you’re guaranteed at SWN it’s emerging talent and 2009 is no different. You can expect special performances from the likes Unicorn Kid, Decimals, Dimbley and Capper, Fredrick Stanley Star and Threatmantics.

Further highlights include The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club, Goldheart Assembly and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

And how could we forget SWN’s very own sumo wrestling competition ‘Swn-Mo Wrestling’! Not to be missed!

SWN Festival is curated by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and takes place over the 22, 23 & 24 of October.

You can buy 1-day and 3-day passes here:

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

The new additions to the line up:
The Twilight Sad
Nos Sadwrn Bach
Unicorn Kid
Mary Anne Hobbs
Johnny Foreigner
Dimbley and Capper
Al Lewis
Fredrick Stanley Star
Gareth Pearson
Donde Stars
Mitchell Museum
Silver Gospel Runners
Wet Dog
Tim And Sam’s Band with Tim and Sam
The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club
Y Pencadlys
Goldheart Assembly
Marina And The Diamonds
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Moshi Moshi DJs
Midwife Crisis DJs
Vinyl Vendettas DJs

Previously announced acts:
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

If you can’t get to Swn then you can still catch the captivating Twilight Sad as they saunter across the UK this autumn:

20 Oct - Cluny, Newcastle, UK
21 Oct - Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
22 Oct - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
23 Oct - The Gate@SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK
24 Oct - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
26 Oct - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
27 Oct - The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
28 Oct - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
29 Oct - The Scala, London, UK
30 Oct - Freebutt, Brighton, UK

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