After some seriously impressive festivals this summer, it’s safe to assume that we’re all a bit wounded from sad sacrifices necessary of which band to see and which to miss when two or more clashed with each other. Well, even the urban-based city-trotting weekenders can be as painful as this, when the sheer geographical matters means that you can’t just traipse between a handful of neighbouring stages.
So with Cardiff’s annual SWN festival kicking off with #5 this weekend (20-23 October), we’re here to save your mental and emotional bacon with a handy printable guide so you can prepare your journeys to-and-fro the Welsh capital’s best pubs and clubs.
Finding it hard deciding between Friday night’s late coupling Veronica Falls and Other Lives? Racking your brain over who to pick between the perpetually-brooding Esben & The Witch on Saturday or the tinnitus-inducing Three Trapped Tigers? Fancy spending Sunday with us guys at our The Line Of Best Fit Stage over at the Arts Institute but worried you’ll miss the wealth of talent elsewhere?
Well, we can’t decide these tricky choices for you but the least we can do is give you a heads-up with all of the SWN stage times to help you in your decision-making and allow for a stress-free and band-packed weekend. All you have to do is click on the link below to download the clash-finder in PDF format. The only thing left for you is to get the pen out, make some notes and maybe pour yourself a pint of Brains SA in true Welsh prep.
Read our ‘Essential picks’ from this year’s offerings here.