Sŵn Festival - October
Fri, Oct 20, 2023

Sŵn Festival

SWN Festival is celebrated annually during the third full week of October. This spectacular music festival unites hearts and brings joy to those who can’t imagine life without their favorite tracks.


The festival was founded by BBC Radio 1, organized by the youngest radio presenter DJ Huw Stephens and promoter John Rostron. It gained immense popularity in 2020 and there were 241 music-themed events in the UK. It is impossible to calculate the total number of people participating in this period.

The origin of music is still unknown, however, Marxist and Engles theory suggests that it arose from people shouting out to organize the work of a group. Studies of ancient monkey skulls have also revealed that humans’ ancestors had the ability to sing. The oldest tools found during excavations are dated back to 44,000 years ago. Bones of kites and swans were used to create them and some unconfirmed facts indicate that holes were deliberately created in the caves to produce the resonant purity of the sound.

Interesting facts

  • The name “SwN” is translated as sound (noise) from the Welsh language.
  • Members of the legendary Beatles did not know musical notation.
  • Music activates the pleasure part of the brain.
  • Scientists have proven that flowers grow faster under certain melodies.
  • People involved in sports and listening to music while exercising are more stamina.
  • Hearts beat to the beat of the music our ears hear.

How to take part

If you haven’t already, the best thing to do this October is participating in the SWN Festival! It’s an incredible event that is anticipated every year, so don’t miss out on it. Share the experience with a friend who loves music – they’ll be sure to appreciate it. You can also keep up with BBC Radio 1 to stay up to date with upcoming events.

When is Sŵn Festival celebrated in 2023?

Sŵn Festival is observed on the third full week in October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 20 2023
Friday October 25 2024
Friday October 24 2025
Friday October 23 2026

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