SŴN FRINGE EVENTS

We’re happy to announce that Sŵn 2019 will come with a string of quirky events leading up to the big weekend!  Browse the events below…

MONDAY
14.10.19 | 19:00 | Nos Da

SŴN’S MUSIC QUIZ SHOWDOWN: POTTER & POTTER VS TOM & DYL

On Monday night, we’ll be bringing two of Cardiff’s deadliest quiz master duos together to create one music quiz – to rule them all.

In the red corner, we have the wise and knowledgeable; Potter & Potter. With years of holding the crown as the best music quiz duo in the northern hemisphere, these two do not mess around. When combined, their brain weighs twice as much as the average human brain!

In the blue corner, all the way from Aberystwyth via Grangetown, it’s Tom & Dyl! Expect antics. Expect bizzarity. Expect weird props. Expect a handful of really good rounds of quizzing, really.

Get your team members together and get thinking about that hilarious quiz team name.

WEDNESDAY
16.10.19 | 19:00 | Tiny Rebel

Double D’s Hot Sauce Karaoke

On Monday night, we’ll be bringing two of Cardiff’s deadliest quiz master duos together to create one music quiz – to rule them all.

In the red corner, we have the wise and knowledgeable; Potter & Potter. With years of holding the crown as the best music quiz duo in the northern hemisphere, these two do not mess around. When combined, their brain weighs twice as much as the average human brain!

In the blue corner, all the way from Aberystwyth via Grangetown, it’s Tom & Dyl! Expect antics. Expect bizzarity. Expect weird props. Expect a handful of really good rounds of quizzing, really.

Get your team members together and get thinking about that hilarious quiz team name.

SATURDAY + SUNDAY
19+20.10.19 | 09:30 | Outside Clwb Ifor Bach

SŴN RUN WITH RUNNING PUNKS 

Get those endorphins pumping before the big days on Saturday and Sunday with Running Punks; Jimmy and Rhodri. Running punks was set up by these South Wales’ musicians as a way of combining their punk rock way of life and their passion for running! We hear a few of the performing artists will be joining the group too…

SATURDAY 
19.10.19 | Kongs

Ping-pong: Challenge the bands

This is why we’re here. This is why you’re here. To play the best game in the world against the best bands in the world. 12 years of Sŵn has been leading to this. This is what we’ve been working hard for. If you’re here for a “laugh” or to “enjoy” yourselves, make sure to keep out of our way. We’re serious. Deadly serious.

General Photo

ALL WEEKEND 
18-20.10.19 | ALL VENUES

RSPB: LET NATURE SING

We’re supporting RSPB Cymru’s Let Nature Sing Takeover this year at Sŵn, celebrating the sounds of nature and highlighting its loss.

Imagine spring without bird song. Imagine summer without a bee’s busy buzz.

56% of UK wildlife is in decline and time’s running out to protect what’s left. We’re helping spread the word – don’t let nature’s music stop.

Listen out for birdsong across Swn venues over the weekend, then join us on the middle floor at Clwb for the Dim Swn Silent Disco on Sunday night, to either chill out to nature’s master musicians or get on down to our wild setlist.

#LetNatureSing

SUNDAY 
20.10.19 | Jacob’s Market 
12:00 – 19:00

Heavenly records presents: A heavenly afternoon

Heavenly Recordings will be having a Heavenly Afternoon at Jacob’s Market on Sunday 20 from 12-7pm with Bloody Marys, pizza (from the Callabrisella’s pizza van!) and five bands from their roster.

Line-up:
Amber Arcades
audiobooks
Katy J Pearson
Raf Rundell
Working Men’s Club

Heavenly
Photbooth

ALL WEEKEND
18-20.10.19  | Clwb ifor bach + KONGS

Photobooths

Take a souvenir of the weekend back with you by getting some old school photobooth snaps taken at either Kongs or Clwb Ifor Bach! Some say the booths are connected by an intergalactic portal, allowing you to hop from each venue like Bart and that fly in The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror VIII episode. We don’t have any proof countering these claims yet.

ALL WEEKEND
18-20.10.19 
SŴn Programme

Sŵn Bingo

On your weekend wanders, flick to the back of the programme and spot the regular (and rare) sightings from your Sŵn Bingo card! Tick them off as you go. We’re giving away two tickets to Sŵn 2020 – check the page for more details!

SUNDAY 
20.10.19 | 23:00 | CLWB IFOR BACH 

DIM SŴN: SŵN 2019 AFTERPARTY

It’s Sunday night, you’ve been on your feet for the past 72 hours, venue hopping and discovering new artists and sounds – you’re hooked, you can’t stop, you can’t think of anything worse than heading home and putting a stop to this ecstatic weekend. We’ve got you covered. The Heavenly Recordings gang are stepping up to the DJ podium at Clwb for the last bash, the big celebration, the real hoot, a good old-fashioned disco. It’s Sŵn’s renowned afterparty. Sleep can wait.

DIm Swn