Swansea music festival to be hosted by West Glamorgan Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
A NEW music festival is on its way to Swansea this summer.
West Glamorgan Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (WGCADA) is hosting a new festival to be held across seven venues in May.
Called Gwyl Pili Pala Festival it will be an opportunity to showcase some of the best new music in Wales, with all proceeds going to support the charity's wide range of programs and services.
Festival organiser Angela Muir said: "Taking its inspiration from successful events such as Swn and Focus Wales, Pili Pala will take place at various venues across Swansea on May 17 and 18.
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"The first round of bands announced include headliners Masters in France from North Wales as well as Cardiff-based bands The People The Poet and Denuo, Llanelli's Cut Ribbons and more than 20 other acts from Swansea and around Wales.
"Cardiff's See Monkey Do Monkey Records will be curating a stage featuring Houdini Dax, The Keys and more, and Carmarthen's Write4Word will be hosting literary events featuring established and emerging Welsh writers."
Venues for the festival include The Garage, Sin City, St James' Church on Walter Street, The Chattery, The Scene and Dylan Thomas's birthplace.
Ms Muir added: "Pili pala — Welsh for butterfly — is a symbol of recovery, and the festival is ultimately a celebration of the transformative role the arts can play in all forms of recovery.
"It's all about de-stigmatising perceptions of addiction and substance misuse, and celebrating the powerful role the arts play in changing lives."
For more information about the festival visit www.facebook.com/PiliPalaFest. Weekend wristbands are now on sale.