Evening live alternative music gig 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped out or came to BiFest Wales 2018. Details are below for information and to help you get an idea of what the evning live alternative music gig is like. In particular thank you to everyone who performed and our DJ. Everyone was amazing!

We have a provisional date for 2019 – put Saturday 11th May 2019 in your diaries now. We’ll confirm as soon as we can.
If you want to perform in the evening – any rock, metal, punk, EBM, industrial or similar alternative styles email us or contact Ele Hicks on FaceBook to discuss.
If you want to volunteer to help out in advance or on the day please let us know. We also have sponsorship opportunities available and need raffle prizes, refreshments, craft supplies and information from organisations to make the whole event a success.
Email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk 

BiFest Wales 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018

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, even soft drinks.

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. BiFest Wales 2018 has a full bill now, but we’re looking for performers for BiFest Wales 2019 on Saturday 18th May 2019. Please contact bicymru@yahoo.co.uk

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7:45 pm Rapture’s End – 4 piece Female-fronted Alt Rock band from Swansea

Check them out:
Twitter: @rapturesend
Instagram @raptures_end
Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/xrapturesendx/

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8:45 pm 9x Dead – Gloom Rock from Rhymney

Check them out:






A famous musician once said ‘The good thing about Music is that when it hits you – you feel no pain’ – we beg to differ.
9xDead embrace the Pain, mixing the strongest and darkest feelings from the depths of the human soul; hate, guilt, desire, fear, revenge, jealousy & despair to create powerful music, a mirror to the darkness in us all.
These emotions need an outlet, and our uncompromising and unique sound is the perfect vessel for delivering this; a unique blend of diverse influences resulting in a potent brew; a hard, dark, rock cocktail full of crushing riffs, enduring melodies, bruising rhythms and surprising textures; blending Goth, Doom & Metal.
Not afraid to diversify, the band evolved for over a decade, culminating in a formulae that satisfies both themselves and their fans, both live and in the studio.
Notable 9x offerings are – ‘Lucifer’, menacing little ditty with razor sharp lead guitars over grinding bass and pounding drums, next up is ‘Samael’ slow, methodical, Eastern tinted tune, the kind you may find yourself humming along to. Stand out songs (fan favourites) Born To Bleed – Goth Metal monster with slightly kinky lyrics, cutting guitars, simplistic bass & rhythmic drumming. Consequence – this will mess with your mind, twisted lyrics, twisted everything. Forever – great groove, you just can’t keep still listening to this track. Crimson Dreams – horrible track but brilliantly done !. Controlled Aggression – fast, punky, catchy, thought provoking lyrics. Newer tracks feature the vocal talent of Rebekah, she brings a haunting melody to the already dark tracks. With well over 40 tracks on Reverbnation.com/9xdead – you’re bound to find something you like 😉
Our latest offerings have a keyboard edge to them ‘Awakening, The Hunter, plus Adam’s synth guitar adds even more layers to the overall depth & deep feeling. Not being able to label oneself, we go by – Gloom Rockers, we walk the line between Goth, Metal & Doom, with a slight Eastern and even Bluesy slant. This current line-up of Gary, Bekah, Adam & John has been together just over a year and the quality of the tracks are evolving, mutating into a beautiful, albeit tortured & menacing soundscape.

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9:45 pm Not the Sex Pistols – Local Sex Pistols tribute act.


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10:45 pm Dimethoxy – Dystopic Rhythmic Noise

Find him on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/DimethoxySTP/
on on Twitter @dimethoxystp
Check out his bandcamp: dimethoxy.bandcamp.com

DJ Ferocious Kitten – an alternative DJ playing the best in EBM, Industrial, Goth, Rock, Metal & everything in between between acts to keep you dancing! Regular DJ at Dead of Night (Swansea), co-DJ at Mk^Ultra (Cardiff) and occasional guest DJ at Khronology (Bristol) , as well as a member of Dark electro/Industrial band DrakenWerks https://www.facebook.com/DJFerociousKitten

Evening gig poster and flyers

Please download, share and print the leaflet and poster for the evening gig
BiFest Wales 2018 - evening alternative gig posterEvening alternative gig flyer – BiFest Wales 2018

Evening alternative gig poster – BiFest Wales 2018

Alternative Evening gig flyer- BiFest Wales 2018

Interested in goth events in Swansea? Check out Dead of Night (Swansea’s dark alternative night, first Saturday every month in The Last Resort, High Street, Swansea) https://www.facebook.com/deadofnightpromotions)

Performers for BiFest Wales 2019
If you’re interested in performing at a future BiFest Wales please contact us: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk.  BiFest Wales 2019 is provisionally on Saturday 11th May 2019. We reimburse travel expenses from South wales.