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Paul Heaton, Swans announced for 2010 Swn festival

Up to 27 acts announced in first wave of four-day Cardiff bash

Former Beautiful South and Housemartins frontman Paul Heaton is among the first acts announced for this year's Swn Festival.

He joins groups including Swans, recently reformed by Michael Gira, who will be playing the four-day event, which takes place across various venues in Cardiff between October 21-23.

Last year Los Campesinos!, Cate Le Bon, Marina And The Diamonds, Pulled Apart By Horses, Gaggle and Wild Beasts were among the acts who performed at the event.

The first bands announced for this year's Swn Festival are:

Al Lewis
Arabrot
Bellini
Bryn For A'R Band
Colorama
Crash.Disco!
Evening Chorus
Fiction
Happy Birthday
Huw M
Joe Worricker
John Mouse
Kutosis
Paul Heaton
Perfume Genius
Right Hand Left Hand
Spectrals
Standard Fare
Sun Drums
Swans
T3ETH
The Ex
The Last Republic
Violas
We//Are//Animal
Wickes
Y Niwl


More acts will be announced soon. See Swnfest.co.uk for more information.

To check the availability of Swn tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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