The 22nd October 2011 sees the inaugural all-day live music event organised & hosted by the Cardiff-based creative arts collective SWIGEN (South Wales Independent Gigs, Events & Networking) — or, ‘Bubble’ in Welsh.

Gŵyl SWIGEN Festival, in aid of Shelter Cymru & Oxjam Cardiff, will take place in the beautiful Grade II listed Ebenezer Chapel, situated on Charles Street, in the heart of Cardiff (info & map), & will feature 18 Welsh or Wales-based artists/bands performing on 2 stages.

The line up includes main organiser North Walian born singer songwriter Meilir Tomos( ), who recently returned from three shows at Green Man festival; newly formed North Wales-based Golden Fable ( (Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam offshoot), who will play one of their first full band shows; Cardiff’s No Thee No Ess ( featuring & North Walian Pulco ( , while also playing their own seperate sets, will join forces & reunite Andy Fung & Ash Cooke to perform some songs from their previous band Derrero – marking the first time they have performed together since Derrero split 10 years ago.

Finally, local noise pop blog favourites HEHFU ( will be playing their debut gig at the festival alongside a cast of emerging and established talents from right accross Wales, plus a sprinkling of those that aren’t. The full line up will be revealed shortly.

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