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The Blackout will play a special show at The Globe on Saturday 20th October, 2012, as part of this year’s Swn Festival.

Merthyr Tydfil’s finest have been building their reputation over the past seven years and this year they release their fourth LP. The band have been touring chums of Lostprophets since 2006 and have certainly learned a thing or two about stage craft and songwriting. A massive rock sound and catchy and anthemic vocals are the order of the day here.

Top up tickets for the event will cost £2, which will be donated to the Young Promoters Network. The YPN consist of young people, residing in Rhondda Cynon Taff, aged between 14-25 who are eager to help arrange live shows and promote young emerging acts. Combining skills, experiences and resources, the YPN has been instrumental in bringing high quality live music events to young people in RCT. Welsh music journalist James Mclaren, who tragically died in August, was a supporter of the YPN and it was one of the organisations that his family chose to support in his memory.

Additionally a further 82 acts have been added today, including Welsh language band Llwybr Llaethog who will perform a special 25th anniversary concert. The additional acts are Alone, ANiMAL, Astroid Boys, Beatbox Fozzy, Bof! (Gwenno + friends), Bright Light Bright Light, Candelas, Casi Wyn, Childhood, Cloud 4mations, Crushing Blows, Dirty Goods, DJ Cluedo with MC Local and MC Traumatik, DJ Kinzy, Drenge, Eddy Temple-Morris, Effluence, Elro, Enfield Tennis Academy, Esther, Face & Heel, Fear of Men, Foxes, Gala Drop, Gareth Potter, Goodtime Boys, Gwenno, Harry Keyworth, Hexstatic, Holy Mountain, Huw M, Jake Mattison (solo acoustic), Jethro Fox, Kid Chocolat, Kozzie, Kutosis, Laurence Made Me Cry, Llwybr Llaethog, Love Motel, Luke Sital Singh, M.I.K, Man Without Country, Martin Creed, Mazes, MC Vocab & MC Reepa, Mine, Mr Fogg, My First Tooth, Night Engine, Pale Seas, Pariso, Plyci, Pol, Pull Yourself Together DJs, R Seiliog, Rae Morris, Ratatosk, Richard James presents In Chapters, Save Your Breath, Seasfire, Sen Segur Sevans DJs, Spooky Bizzle, Stealing Sheep, Stubborn Heart, Sun Drums, Survivalists, Sweet Baboo, The Blackout, The Dead Beggars, The Earth, The Family Band, The Lay Lows, The Naturals, The Physics House Band, Tim & Puma Mimi, Toddla T, Trwbador, Wild Swim, Y Pencadlys, YNGVE

For six years Cardiff has played host to the annual Sŵn Festival, bringing some of the newest and most exciting local, national and international acts to the Welsh capital. Whilst still focusing on new and emerging acts, Sŵn Festival 2012 will also play host to some well established headline acts, as well as broadening the programme to include arts-based fringe events.

The four-day multi-venue festival will be held this year between Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st October 2012 at various locations across Cardiff For full details including line-up, venue details and ticketing go to www.swnfest.com