Swn Festival 2012 announces its first acts

Django Django and Dry The River among the first names revealed

Swn Festival 2012 announces its first acts

Photographer:John Paul Brown

Chris Eustace - 18 July 2012

As ever, the Cardiff festival will be a four day event taking place in various venues across the city, taking in some of the best music from both Wales and around the world, along with DJs, film and art.

The festival, which was started by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2007, will take place from Thursday 18 October - Sunday 21 October, with over 200 bands set to perform.

The full list of artists announced so far sees A Girl Called Ruth, Afro Cluster, Al Lewis, Among Brothers, Arcane Roots, Bo Ningen, Brotherhood of the Lake, Chain Of Flowers, Charlotte Church, Clock Opera, Death at Sea, Denuo, Django Django, Draw Me Stories, Dry The River, Errors, Eugene Francis Jr, Exit International, Falls, Faye, Feed The Rhino, Fire Season, Fist Of The First Man, Gallops, Gallows, Glass Pear, Golden Fable, Greta Isaac, Gulp, Hey Sholay, Hysterical Injury, Irma Vep, Islet, Jemma Roper, Jewellers, Joanna Gruesome, John Grant, Katell Keineg, Lanterns on the Lake, Laura J Martin and Liars all on the bill.

Joining them are Manhattan Coast, Marc O'Reilly, Micachu and the Shapes, Milk Maid, Mowbird, Nebula, No Ceremony, No Thee No Ess, Out Of The Woods, Paper Aeroplanes, Peace, PINS, Prosperina, Quiet Marauder, Rangda, Rozi Plain, Rusty Shackle, Sam Airey, Scritti Politti, Sex Hands, Shy and the Fight, Sion Russell Jones, The Adelines, The Ash And The Oak, The Bright Young People, The Invisible, The Knox, The Lovely Eggs, The School, The Vestals, This Many Boyfriends, Tomos Lewis, Torches, Turbowolf, Urban Development Vocal Collective (UDVC), Various Cruelties, Verity Susman, We're No Heroes and Zervas and Pepper.

More acts and ticket details are expected to be announced shortly.


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