Sŵn Festival has confirmed its first wave of acts for 2023.
The event will take place across Cardiff from 20th-22nd October, with sets from Baba Ali, Butch Kassidy, Cerys Hafana, Elanor Moss, Ethan P. Flynn, Heartworms, Jessica Winter (pictured), KEG, Lande Hekt, Low Hummer, Luke RV, Lynks, Moin, O., Sage Todz, Shelf Lives, Slate, Treeboy & Arc, Westerman, and Y Dail.
Live manager Adam Williams comments: “Sŵn books artists at various stages in their career, but with a focus on emerging talent. Some are more established touring internationally, others are gearing up to release their debut album and there are artists nobody knows exist yet. It’s most often those lesser known artists who excite us the most!
“The festival welcomes around 140 artists each year and we normally announce around 70 in our first wave. What we wanted to achieve in 2023 was to announce just 20 up and comers who we believe should be on every music listeners’ radar. An opportunity to focus on those artists who are breaking through or those finally getting their time in the sun. We believe our audience trusts and wants to know who we are listening to. And that simply is what Swn 20 for 23 is all about.
“We’ll be working with this years 20 for 23 artists to deliver some pretty special moments across that weekend in October and we can’t wait to share that with you.”