Swn Festival, which is now five years old, once again enjoyed packed crowds and a cavalcade of live music across four days and numerous Cardiff venues from Thurs 20-Sun 23 Oct. Throughout the weekend, Buzz sent out a few of its intrepid reporters to capture the best of Swn’s bustling programme.
Half Man Half Biscuit moshpits are something else. I mean, they don’t feature ‘moshing’ in any sense that implies either danger or acrobatics, but neither could it reasonably be called ‘dancing’ either. It’s a load of men – none of them look under 35 – gently knocking into each other to a soundtrack of loosely punky or rockabilly-ish guitar music
The sun shone for much of Green Man 2011, which was a welcome change to last year’s deluge. The signature sound was alt-folk with an American accent, and the predominant mood was laidback. Stephen Nottingham reviews this year's Green Man Festival
Despite its many indentikit festival qualities, the Big Chill remains as one of the best UK music festivals due to its smorgasbord of performing talent that has the capacity to please an ever greater variety of discerning music lovers.