Sŵn Festival 2022 – 2nd wave of artists announced

Keith Goldhanger is already claiming that this must be one of the most exciting festivals the UK has to offer for those in search of great new music. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s travelled to Cardiff for the annual Sŵn Festival and attempted to fit in as many shows as time allows over three days. October’s event has now announced even more great bands to what was already a strong line-up.

A couple of months ago Cardiff’s Sŵn Festival unravelled an impressive list of superb acts that are to appear in the Welsh Capital during the weekend of October 21st to the 23rd.

If this wasn’t enough for one or two of us to dig deep into our pockets and arrange accommodation and travel from outside the area, a second announcement has now been made adding even more names to what was already one of the best multi-venue city-based festivals one could attend during the year.

The Lovely Eggs, The Umlauts, Sorry, VLURE, Joe & the Shitboys, Low Island, Opus Kink, L’Objectif, amongst a few additional local acts, have been added to the line-up already featuring acts we already love such as Sea Power, Snapped Ankles, Plastic Mermaids, Walt Disco, Traams, Deadletter …it’s a long list that we know will leave us scratching our heads for hours trying to work out who to see and who we may have to swerve until another day.

This three day event starts Friday 21st October at The Tramshed before spreading itself across Clwb Ifor Bach (two stages), Fuel Rock ClubJacobs Market (three stages), The MoonO’Neills, and Tiny Rebel.

Previous years have left us thoroughly satisfied with the array of acts we’ve happened to stumble across. This year’s event will be no different.

For more information, the full line-up and tickets visit the official we site here

In the meantime we’ve updated our Sŵn 2022 playlist.


Words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing by Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and Twitter (@HIDEOUSWHEELINV).

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