Swansea International Jazz Festival 2024
15 - 17 June

Swansea Council have teamed up with Swansea Music Hub, Menter Iaith Abertawe and venues across Swansea city centre to present Croeso Nightworks, three nights of live Welsh music – what’s not to like!

Thursday 29th February

6pm – 8pm: Cân i Gymru Launch with Morgan Elwy, Mali Hâf, Lily Maya,  Sgilti  and Lauren Moore at Swansea Arena

Friday 1st March

6pm – 11pm: Islet, Angel Hotel, Eädyth and Kid Mercury at The Bunkhouse

7.30pm: Storm Heaven at Taliesin

8pm: Cân i Gymru at Swansea Arena

Saturday 2nd March 

6.30 pm – 10pm: Brigyn, Danielle Lewis and Cwtsh at Tŷ Tawe

7pm – 11pm: : Sage Todz and Luke RV at Elysium

Gwyl Croeso/Croeso Festival 2024 Nightworks

About the Artists 


Islet, as in small island, is pronounced ‘eyelet’. Islet are a band’s band, a band who make people want to start a band. They’ve been playing by their own rules since forming in Cardiff in 2009, where the four members were drawn together by a common desire to affirm life through the making of noise. Since then, they’ve released three albums and a handful of EPs on their own label Shape and on Fire Records. In 2023 wife and husband team Emma & Mark Daman Thomas and friend Alex Williams are re-joined by brother John ‘JT’ Thomas. Founding member JT, who was absent for 2020’s ‘Eyelet’ album, has now returned on drums, this fixing of roles a shiny new consistency for the band who have previously switched instruments. What persists throughout their music is an intense energy: driving rhythms with unexpected shifts; inventive, playful lyrics and vocals that shapeshift from airy to unleashed.

Angel Hotel

Angel Hotel are an alternative indie-rock four-piece from Cardiff, formed by Siôn Russell Jones in2020. Inspired by retro nostalgia, big power-pop hooks, and the soundtracks to all your favourite 80s b-movies – expect jangly guitars, chiming synths, dreamy verses, and brave choruses.


BRIGYN are brothers Ynyr and Eurig Roberts from Snowdonia, North Wales. Since they released their first album in 2004, their melodic songs have received plentiful airplay and television appearances both in Wales and worldwide. They are amongst the best Welsh Language bands performing in Wales today. Brigyn’s unique sound has allowed them to perform at some of UK’S leading folk festivals, including The Green Man festival and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections. They are famous for their unique rendition of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” and were awarded for the winning song at 2001 Pan Celtic Winners in Dingle, Ireland.


Cwtsh formed in 2019, releasing their debut album “Gyda’n Gilydd” in 2021. The album was shortlisted for the Welsh Album of the Year Award at the 2021 Eisteddfod. The group brings together diverse musical genres, all blending to create a sound and songs that are sure to appeal to a wide audience all over the country.

Dagrau Tân

Dagrau Tân are Elian Davies, Steffan Lloyd, Josh Lewis and Rhydian Carnie a young band
from Barry who compose and play a mix of slow melodic and alternative rock mainly in
Welsh but also in English. Described as professional and talented beyond their years.

During the past year the band has performed at a number of local gigs such as Gwyl Fach y Fro, Parti Ponty, Tafwyl, Anthem Cymru Family Reunion, Welsh Language Music Day Event at CAVC, Barry Waterfront and Food Festival and Clwb y Bont. They have also performed a number of times at Clwb Ifor, most recently with a series of youth gigs performing with other
young bands. They have also been part of the Sound Progression project where they have
performed at several nights promoting young musicians at Clwb Ifor, The Norwegian Church,
The Robin Hood and Tramshed at the “Immersed” festival where they received their first review.

Danielle Lewis

Danielle Lewis is an ambient dream pop artist from Wales with saintly vocals from another world. Her writing is raw yet unfiltered, with a voice that has a haunting grace and momentous power. Lewis emerges with her stunning album ‘Dreaming in Slow Motion’. The Welsh Music Prize 2022 shortlisted debut offers 10 songs of breath taking tenderness and ethereal presence that pioneer between the realms of dream and reality.


Eadyth, previously a solo act, has now formed into a dynamic musical duo featuring
north Wales-born guitarist, Rhodri Foxhall, as they are set to embark on a unique
and exciting new journey together, blending progressive alt-metal and soul into their
new single, “Amser”

Kid Mercury

Based in Swansea, Kid Mercury is a bedroom / alternative rock project that merges elements
of indie rock and jazz. The duo was formed by vocalist and guitarist Fraser Gully and bassist
Freddy Hathaway, after their first year of university and during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They play a unique blend of indie rock for fans of Her’s, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and

Lily Maya

Hailing from Blackwood, South Wales, Lily Maya is a soulful R&B singer that infuses her Welsh and Caribbean heritage by performing in both Welsh and English. 2023 saw her debut release ‘Rhedeg Mas o Amser’, playlisted on BBC Radio Cymru. She has performed at festivals and venues across South Wales such as St Fagans, Immersed Festival and Hub Festival. In 2024, she has already been listed as an artist to watch on BBC Radio Cymru and was selected by the Forte Project, a PRS backed scheme, to support her career as an artist.


Taran formed in summer 2023 to play Tafwyl as part of the “Yn Cyflwyno” project. Since then, the young rock band from Cardiff have supported Bwncath and played numerous local gigs. Their first single, “Pan Ddaw’r Nos”, will be released on 23 February on the Recordiau JigCal Records label.

The Bad Electric

Hailing from the fifth rainiest city in the UK, Swansea’s The Bad Electric combine a mix of punk, indie, alternative and electro with ear worm hooks, a hardcore DIY ethos and a twisted sense of humour. Aside from their energetic live shows and singalong choruses, The Bad Electric are also known for their striking orange stage jackets.

The Bad Electric is Jonny Randell (Guitar / Vocals), Matt Williams (Guitar /Synth / Vocals), Zach Williams (Bass / Vocals) and Tom Young (Drums). The members are all stalwarts of the Swansea music scene and have played / currently play in such bands as Suns of Thunder, Sigiriya, HWDU, Estuary Blacks and Pale Bastard.

29 Feb - 02 Mar
Swansea City Centre