Tickets & Wristbands
Q: “I’m under 18 but I really like lots of the bands, can I come please?”
A: We’re delighted to say that as long as you are 14 or over, then yes, you can. In this new format we’re excited to be able to make a tickets available for anyone aged 14-17 at just £10. Each venue has a different restriction on what time anyone aged 14+ can remain in their venue, so please check the venues page for details, to help you decide if you want to come. Rest assured you’ll be able to see plenty of bands.
Q: Does a wristband get you into every show?
A: YES, but subject to venue capacity. So if there’s a particular band you REALLY want to see, then we suggest heading to that venue nice and early. We handpick ALL the bands who play Swn, and we think they’re all top notch, so don’t despair if a venue’s full (which can happen from time to time) – go explore!
Q: Will tickets be sold at the weekend?
A: If we’re not sold out in advance, then yes, they will be on sale at the Wristband Exchange @ Castle Emporium. However, if you think you are going to come to Sŵn, we definitely recommend you buy your ticket beforehand – our last event sold out about a week in advance. Regardless, if there are tickets on sale on the day, they will be more expensive than our advance tickets.
Q: “I only want to see_______, can I get a ticket just for them?”
A: NO and YES. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll allow any cash sales on the day and most probable that the whole event will be wristband only. You certainly can’t buy tickets for any individual shows in advance. However, if on the day there’s room at the venue then, at our venue managers’ discretion, you can pay cash on the door to go to that venue. This will only apply to certain venues and most will remain strictly wristbands-only. We’ll confirm details in the week of the event via social media.
Venues & Gigs
Q: How accessible is Swn?
A: Each of our venues pages have specific accessibility information on them, but if you have any questions about venues or getting around Cardiff, don’t hesitate to email us at info(at)swnfest.com Please also make us aware if you have any particular conditions or issues so we can endeavour to make your day and night as open and fun as possible.
Q: How close to each other are Sŵn’s venues?
A: All venues are walkable. With so many bands on over the day though, you might want to bring some decent shoes to dash about in. We’ll have a full map up on our venues page a bit closer to the event.
Q: Will you be posting set times in advance?
A: Absolutely.. It takes us a lot of time to cram and organise where everyone is playing and when, but we will be announcing the full schedule before the event, so do look out on the website nearer the time and print yourself one out. There will also be a Swn planner on our iPhone app too, and we’ll print some schedules for you to pick up at the Wristband Exchange.
Q: Is there anything to do after the bands have finished?
A: Heck yes. There’ll be plenty of DJs performing and there will be plenty of Swn-based nights at clubs, plus of course, there are dozens of places to party in Cardiff ’til the small hours, most of which are minutes away from Swn venues, and some of whom will offer free (or discounted) entry with a Swn wristband . We’ll publish plenty of recommendations in our schedule.
Q: Can I volunteer for Swn?
A: Yes! There will be a small team of volunteers at this year’s event. There’s a variety of stuff you can help with such as meeting and greeting the bands, loading and decorating the venues, checking wristbands or working at the wristband exchange or even doing a stint at it all. We’d love your arms, legs or heads to give us a hand in making the day run as smoothly as possible and with the maximum possible quota of fun. Email us at info(at)swnfest(dot)com if you’re a keen bean.