What’s on in Swansea

4 Reasons to Visit Swansea for your Activity Holiday this Summer – Events & Festivals

As well as being an exceptional location for an adventure activity weekend given its situation on the coast and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons Swansea has a great choice of events of festivals. Why not combine your activity holiday visit with one of these events.

Escape to the Park – Singleton Park, 13th June

Escape to the Park festival in Singleton, SwanseaEscape Into The Park is Wales’ biggest annual dance event and is held at Singleton Park in Swansea. Attracting over 20,000 people every year, it is a day out for everyone, with the event being licensed for people of 5 years or older although attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
£41.50 plus booking fee for general admission
£57.50 VIP entry plus booking fee.

11th-12th July 2009 The Wales National Airshow

Swansea Bay is the setting for the highlight of its Festival calendar when the Red Arrows headline in Wales’s premier air show. The festival will be jam-packed with amazing aerial displays and lots on the ground to explore and entertain too.

The show is free to watch and includes the one and only Battle of Britain Memorial Flight the unstoppable Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon and the Royal Navy’s crack helicopter team the Black Cats and more.
Open Saturday 11th July 10am – 7pm air displays between 12noon and 4pm
Open Sunday, 12th July 10am – 7pm air displays between 12noon and 4pm

Gower Rock Festival – Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, 17 – 18 July

The Gower Rock Festival returns for its second year, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2009 held at the Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill. This years exciting line up will include legendary welsh space rockers ‘MAN’ (headliners on Saturday) and fellow Welsh folk legends Boys From The hill (headlining Friday). This will be the Man bands only Swansea date this year so it’s a must see event! This year’s full line-up will include many up and coming bands including Frame 3-13, Hadron Collider, Duffraine and Nucleus as well as bands regular to the Swansea music scene including King of Despair, The Magpies and Double O Zeroes.

One band that have stood out a lot during the past few months have been Hadron Collider, a 4 piece indie-rock band, based in Swansea. Comprising of Josh Ace, Steffan Tucker, Simon Parsons and James Beck, they bring a completely new and fresh style within the Swansea music scene along with inspiring song writing. Defiantly a band to keep your eye on! Hadron Collider will be playing on the Friday night of the festival. Other bands will include The Blims, Sera and the Elements, Mudjack, Chineapple Punks, Rugfire and The Blitz Beat Riot.

Friday 6.00pm – 12 noon
Saturday 12 noon – 12 midnight

Full weekend – Adult £35, U16’s £20
Friday only – Adult £15, U16’s £10
Saturday only – Adult £25, U16’s £15

Swansea Beer Festival – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 27 – 29 August

Over 100 different real ales will be on offer at the Brangwyn Hall, together with a huge selection of real ciders and perries. Live bands, good food and CAMRA stalls make this wonderful venues the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Swansea Bay Beer Festival will be open on Thursday from 5.00pm until 11.00pm, and from 12 noon until 11.00pm on Friday and Saturday.