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Katie Hoggan

Swansea Fringe Festival 2022: Where you can see live music, comedy and more over five days and when

Live music, comedy, spoken word and poetry is coming to Swansea next month with the annual Fringe Festival kicking off on Thursday, November 3. The grassroots festival will bring five days of live music of all genres to the city and takes place from November 3-6 with a closing party on November 12.

It is a unique and popular event hosted across local venues in town and a wristband will grant you access to some of Wales' most exciting talent. You can get your tickets to Swansea Fringe Festival here!

The festival will launch in Founders & Co on November 3 with a line-up that includes Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickin’s, a Cardiff Honky Tonkin', bluegrass banjo and guitar player originally from Canada and soulful Welsh-Iranian singer Parisa Fouladi. Entry costs £5 on the day or free with a Fringe Weekend Ticket which costs £25. You can read more stories about Swansea here.

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The Swansea Fringe Line-up for 2022 (Swansea Fringe Festival)
The festival will kick off with a launch party in Founders & Co on November 3 (Swansea Fringe Festival)
Fringe venues will include Swansea live music favourites like The Bunkhouse, Sin City and Elysium (pictured). (Elysium Gallery & Bar)

Over the weekend there will be a smorgasbord of music, comedy, art, spoken word, industry panels, a podcast talk shop and even fireworks! From pop to punk and hard rock to R&B, there is something for everyone and you can listen to the Fringe Festival's 2022 playlist here. It's a great place to find those artists that you wish you had heard of sooner and performances will be in both Welsh and English.

Fringe venues will include Swansea live music favourites like The Bunkhouse, Sin City, Elysium, The Jam Jar, Hangar 18, Crowleys and many more. If you don't have a wristband, you can pay for each event on the door. You can get more Swansea news and other story updates straight to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletters here.

The line-up for the first Saturday of The Fringe:

Organisers are still looking for volunteers so if you want to gain experience in the music industry or learn how to run events, get in touch at There will be a closing party at The Garage Music Venue Swansea on Saturday, November 12 with a huge line up of acts and you can pay what you want on the door!

Spoilt for choice and looking for some inspiration on who to see? Here's the Fringe Festival team's top picks for this year's line-up:

"Pauline Eyre. Her performance is always spellbinding. Playing this year at The Grand Hotel on Saturday. A must see."- Joe

"Mari Mathias always is incredible, playing Elysium Folk at the Fringe stage at 9.45pm. But also excited to see Otto perform for the first time too in COPR heading the Monday Media and Rodeo Town stage."- Josh

"Dactyl Terra! Missed them at Green Man. Excited for them to headline the Repeat Stage in The Bunkhouse this year!"- Jordan

"Rainyday Rainbow, heard they cause havoc on stage."- Sarah

"The legendary Jarcrew! ‘Nuff said. Friday night in the Bunkhouse on the Swansea music hub stage, what better way to kick the weekend off."- Chris

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