Following a successful festival in 2015, giving platform to experimental sounds and ideas from Wales and beyond and culminating in a magnificent sold-out performance by Welsh language post-punk pioneers Datblygu, Gŵyl CAM'17 Festival returns on Saturday 8th of April, taking the event out of Wales Millennium Centre and venturing into Cardiff's historical Central Business District, Mount Stuart Square.
The area is best known as being the home of the Coal Exchange where the first million pound chequeck was written, but it has also been a home to many independent creative businesses and venues over the years. Gŵyl CAM'17 Festival, curated by Cardiff musician Gwenno Saunders, in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre, looks to celebrate this rich cultural history by presenting a day of discussions, art performances and a host of sound artists performing new works as well as DJs spinning sounds into the early hours of Sunday morning.
The festival will be held across three independent venues around Mount Stuart Square - Octavo's Bookshop, Sunflower & I and Mischief's. Gŵyl CAM Festival is an opportunity to venture off the beaten path, to the heart of Cardiff Bay - and for one day to imagine, through sound and song, the ideal city we want to live in.
OCTAVO'S (West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LJ)
A discussion about the architecture of Butetown and its impact on the community, with Dr Juliet Davis & Neil Sinclair
Screening of the film 'After Many a Summer' about the demolishing of Butetown
The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales takeover
SUNFLOWER & I (1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EE)
Georgia Ruth (DJ)
Swansea Laptop Orchestra
Pat Morgan (DJ)
MISCHIEF'S (James St, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EY)
Gareth Potter to present his lecture, 'Leaving the 20th Century' looking at the history of Welsh language pop music in the late 20th Century
Recordiau NEB (DJ)
Bob Gelsthorpe - Crit-a-Öke
Machynlleth Sound Machine
Kris Jenkins (DJ)
The programme is subject to change without advance notice. Please check the website for the up-to-date schedule.
An £8 ticket is exchanged for a wristband at any of the venues on the day. The wristband grants access to all venues. Please be advised that some of the venues have small capacities, and therefore wristband holders will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. If a venue is full, you can check out what's on at another festival venue.
A ticket gaining entry to a single venue can be purchased on the door for £4, subject to availability.
Please be aware that limited tickets are available and that early booking is advised to avoid dissapointment.