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Sŵn Festival turns into DimSŵn one-dayer for 2014

Cardiff fest is set to be ‘re-imagined’, with Woman’s Hour and Gengahr set to play.

Photo: Emma Swann

Multi-venue Cardiff festival Sŵn is set to be replaced by an all-dayer this year.

A 2014 event called DimSŵn is taking place before Sŵn Festival itself is ‘re-imagined’, according to organisers.

Taking place on 18th October, this year’s festival welcomes in Woman’s Hour, Gengahr, The Wytches, Amazing Snakeheads, Prides, Happyness and Blaenavon.

Sŵn organisers cited the increased growth of the festival in explaining their 2014 move. “Where we once had been able to deliver the event with a tight-knit bunch of freelancers, part-timers and volunteers, we looked ahead to 2014 and knew we’d need a much bigger team, but that was something we just couldn’t make happen for an event of this size,” they explain.

“We thought that might be the end of Sŵn Festival, and it was heart breaking,” reads a statement. Founder Josh Rostron was eventually given the Breakthrough Grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which allowed him to work on Sŵn full time.

“Now with Paul Hamlyn Foundation support, we are looking ahead to re-imagining Sŵn Festival in 2015,” they conclude.

Read the full statement and check out the 2014 line-up here.

Tickets for DimSŵn are available here.

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