Evening live alternative music gig 2019

BiFest Wales 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
All 4 evening live alternative acts have now been confirmed. If you are in an alternative band or act and would like to play BiFest Wales 2020 or our fundraiser gig celebrating Bi Visibility Day and 10 years of Bi Cardiff and Bi Swansea on Saturday 21st September at Creature Sound, Swansea please contact us asap.
If you want to volunteer to help out on the day please let us know. We also have sponsorship opportunities and stalls available and need raffle prizes, refreshments, craft supplies, printing, Welsh translation and information from organisations to make the whole event a success.
Email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk 

Please note timings for each band are approximate. Times and running order are subject to change. Please arrive in plenty of time for any band you particularly want to see.

BiFest Wales 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019

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 a responsible 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.

There will also be a raffle.

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.

Performers confirmed for BiFest Wales 2019 are:

Please note timings for each band are approximate. Times and running order are subject to change. Please arrive in plenty of time for any band you particularly want to see.

7:45 pm  Cardiff pop punk

‘Make my life stand evergreen, knowing that I gave it something’
These Five Years are a five-piece emo/pop punk band from Cardiff, South Wales. Intertwining fast tempos with poppy leads and aggressive rhythms alongside honest British vocals, their live show is all about emotive storytelling, reflecting on the past, and finding optimism within all our circumstances.
Their debut single ‘Persistence’ was released in July 2017, followed in January 2018 by their first EP, ‘How It’s Been’. Since then the band have supported bands such as Trash Boat, Dream State, WSTR, and Forever Came Calling. They played the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in December 2018 on the Fireball ‘Fuelling the Fire’ tour, opening for Flogging Molly.
In July 2018 the band went on their first full UK tour, and have been on several weekenders with bands such as Penelope Tree and Seven Stories High throughout the year. They are currently writing for their second EP.

Check them out:
facebook.com/thesefiveyears
twitter.com/thesefiveyears
instagram.com/thesefiveyearsuk 
https://open.spotify.com/album/1NreytCv6cfl4XGqCOMvo9

8:40 pmCaptain Meatshield logo

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Meatshield-202444073117646/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cptn_Meatshield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/captain_meatshield
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Cptn_Meatshield
Twitch channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/captain_meatshielduk

9:35 pm Grym band logoGrym band name logo
Grym – groove metal band from Swansea

Grym are a groove metal band from Swansea who haven’t been going for long due to them having no respect for relativity and being mainly concerned with quantum reality which is very confusing, especially if you don’t own an akashic watch or a dimensional lodestone generator, which they don’t because they have usually spent all their money on astroturf seeds which cut down on hayfever when sleeping out of doors in the summer because the house is full of mooncats.

Check them out:
https://www.facebook.com/grymband/
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCsfn5pPxX1cFvEcSNl53pFQ

10:30 pm  
DrakenWerks – Welsh Dark Electro / Industrial act
A Dark Electro / Industrial act from South Wales in the UK, DrakenWerks have risen to prominence over the last several years. The brain child of promoter and DJ Draken, their second 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 all across the UK, supporting acts such as Assemblage 23, Covenant, Aesthetic Perfection, 3 Teeth, Nachtmahr, Leaether Strip, Phosgore, Sirus, Youth Code, Mortiis, Clan of Xymox, Alien Vampires, V2A etc… and also beyond, performing in Spain and Switzerland. Their third album, Age of Information, was launched last year and features the first ever Dark Electro / Industrial Welsh language track.
Check them out: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drakenwerks
Website: www.drakenwerks.com
Bandcamp: https://drakenwerks.bandcamp.com/

DJ Gwilym – regular DJ at Dead of Night, Swansea’s goth night. Bringing you the best alternative 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 Hanger 18. https://www.facebook.com/deadofnightpromotions)

Performers for BiFest Wales 2020 and fundraiser gig
If you’re interested in performing at a future BiFest Wales please contact us: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk.  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 looking for performers for BiFest Wales 2020 provisionally on Saturday 9th May 2020 and we’re holding a fundraising gigs for Bi Cymru, Bi Swansea and Bi Cardiff around Bi Visibility Day – celebrating 10 years of Bi Swansea and Bi Cardiff and Bi Visibility Day – Saturday 21st September at Creature Sound, Swansea. We reimburse travel expenses from South Wales. Please contact bicymru@yahoo.co.uk