Now into its teens, Sŵn Festival has undergone some changes over the years, but remains at the heart of the city's music offering during the Autumn. And if your idea of a good time is nipping in between multiple cosy venues across the city, grabbing the odd pint here and there and watching some of the best local and national rising stars, then this is the festival for you.

For me, Sŵn has always been about the smaller events that take place around those. It's about wandering up and down Womanby Street (the symbolic home for most of the action), bumping into people you haven't seen for ages, striking up conversations with friendly strangers, and starting mosh pits in the street because the venue you want to get into is full, the band are in full flow and the queue is already up the street and round the corner.

People in the crowd at a busy concert

Sŵn Festival 2018

The Sŵn Fringe includes quizzes, cabaret, karaoke, and even a running club! Find out more about the Sŵn Festival Fringe.

There's also an industry mixer, as Sŵn Festival supports young people looking to make it in the music industry. They've partnered with University of South Wales to deliver a two-day industry event curated by Complete Music Update (CMU). The event brings together artists, the music community and students for a two-day programme to inspire those that are looking to develop a career in the music industry. Find out more about the Sŵn Festival Industry Mixer.

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Musicians playing at SŴN Festival
female playing guitar and singing.

Sŵn Festival 2016

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