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BiFest Wales 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017
Live music event with DJs after the daytime event and a break with an alternative, rock, metal and industrial theme
Entry: £4 on the door only, no advance tickets
Open to all ages – young people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the evening. Only the adult should go to the bar, even for soft drinks. Please note some acts have explicit lyrics and are parental advisory. Please bring ID if you’re over 18 and want to purchase drinks at the bar.
The Theatre, 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ
Doors 7:30 pm, first act 7:45pm,, finish: 11:30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time before the scheduled time for any performer or band you particularly want to see, as timings and the order of acts are subject to change.
A bar will be available in The Theatre on the 1st floor of Swansea YMCA. Please bring ID if you look under 25.
Dance floor and seating throughout the night.
We’re grateful for their support, as all musicians, bands, acts and DJs are playing for travel expenses only to support the event. Please support them too. Many thanks to our volunteer designer too. If you’re part of an alternative band or are a solo alternative performer (rock/metal/punk/goth/industrial/EBM or similar) then please get in touch. We’re still looking for performers for BiFest Wales 2017. Please contact email@example.com
The acts confirmed for BiFest Wales 2017 are:
7:45pm Catherine Elms – dark cabaret singer-songwriter & pianist
Catherine Elms is an unsigned singer/songwriter and pianist, whose music combines heavy rock, dark cabaret, emotionally-charged melodies and impassioned lyrics. A self-taught non-classical pianist, Catherine’s raw and evocative playing style lies directly between the brash power of PJ Harvey and the baroque pop-rock of 1990s Tori Amos. Her music possesses a dark intensity with softly defined edges: both introspective and spirited. Described as “dramatic” (Buzz Magazine), “adventurous” (The Flux), “fragile and fierce” (Off The Radar), and “haunting” (South Wales Evening Post), Catherine is a rising artist in the South Wales music scene driven ever forward by a growing loyal fanbase.
Check her out: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catherineelmsmusic?pnref=lhc
or on her website: http://catherineelms.co.uk
8:45pm Captain Meatshield – YouTube Gamer and Musician
Captain Meatshield is a one-man metal-covers project, with a strong passion for the geeky side of life.
A life-long love of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, gaming, and music has led to the formation of a YouTube channel dedicated to “Let’s Play” gaming content, and heavy, symphonic metal covers.
While the gaming side of things tends to stay at home, Captain Meatshield wants to bring the music out to the public, and with covers of popular gaming themes from Final Fantasy, Duke Nukem, and Undertale, along with film and TV themes from Thunderbirds, Star Trek and The Nightmare Before Christmas, There should be something to appeal to everyone’s tastes!
Check him out: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/CaptainMeatshieldUK
10pm DrakenWerks – Welsh Dark Electro / Industrial act
A Dark Electro / Industrial act from South Wales in the UK, DrakenWerks have risen to prominence in the last year. The brain child of promoter and DJ Draken, their last album, No Prisoners, went straight to number 2 in the German Alternative Charts and remained the maximum 8 weeks stay in the top 10 and their tracks have been tearing up dance floors and radio set lists since then.
They have also played across the UK, supporting acts such as Assemblage 23, Aesthetic Perfection, 3 Teeth, Youth Code, Mortiis, Clan of Xymox, Alien Vampires, V2A etc… and recently begun playing outside of the UK, starting with supporting Leaether Strip in Madrid, Spain, earlier this year. Also, later this year, DrakenWerks plan to release their second album, Age of Inofrmation along with a number of preceeding singles including a track mostly performed in Welsh.
Check them out: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drakenwerks
DJ DarkDragon dusting off the mp3s after an extended break. Previous DJ at Unleashed with a penchant for all things rock and goth. playing goth, rock, and industrial music between acts to keep you dancing!
Interested in goth events in Swansea? Check out Dead of Night (Swansea’s dark alternative night, first Saturday every month in The Garage, Uplands https://www.facebook.com/deadofnightpromotions)
Performers for BiFest Wales 2018
If 13th May 2017 is too soon or you’re busy, but you’re interested in performing at a future BiFest Wales please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. BiFest Wales will be on the second Saturday of May every year unless there are issues with the date. BiFest Wales 2018 will be on Saturday 12th May 2018. We reimburse travel expenses from South wales.