The Swindon Shuffle


Swindon Shuffle hits its Sixth year!

The biggest celebration of unsigned local bands in the area is BACK!

The Swindon Shuffle returns in August 2012 for another 3 days and nights of the best unsigned talent, showcasing an array of musical genres and fantastic entertainment at the best music venues in the area.

The Shuffle has come to be thought of as a kind of annual work’s party for the Swindon music scene, where promoters, venue staff, bloggers and journalists can get together and see what the scene has to offer and check out the best of the local talent, but most importantly it’s a vital outlet for our best unsigned bands and musicians to be heard by live music fans and have their chance to shine!

The event takes place Friday 10th Aug – Sunday 12th Aug

This year, the official Shuffle venues are:

The Beehive – Prospect Hill   (7pm-11pm Fri/Sat)

The 12 Bar – Park Lane (7pm-11pm Fri/Sat/Sun)

Both The Furnace (7pm-11pm Sat/Sun) & The Rolleston (12noon-7pm Sat/Sun) – Commercial Road

Piri-Piri – Havelock Street (Fri 8pm-11pm)

Riffs Bar near Hook (Fri 7pm-11pm)

Some of these venues have been with us from the start, and we’re delighted to have them back on board, along with the Rolly and the Furnace – back after a break, and introducing the scrumptious Tapas bar Piri Piri who join us for the first time this year, showcasing the more laid back and chilled out unplugged and acoustic sessions – so there really is something for everyone this year!

Who’s playing? 

There will be up to 60 (YES SIXTY!) bands and artists playing across the venues over the weekend – way too many to list here, but to whet your appetite we’ll give you a little taster of a few of them:  You can catch Bateleurs, SkyBurnsRed, The Racket, The Black Hats, Charlie Bath, Alice Offley, Matilda, Salute the Magpie, Nudy Bronque and Buswell with LOADS more to be announced over the next couple of weeks on our brand spanking new website and via Facebook!




Best of all – you can see the vast majority of the Shuffle gigs for FREE!  Unbelievable but true!


For more info, links to the featured bands and more on the venues, head to

or find us and like us on Facebook:

We’ll be posting regular updates via both –

oh, and if you’re REALLY quick you might even be able to get your band booked to play one of the venues!


Press/Radio interviews – Dave Franklin on:


About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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