SW1 PRODUCTIONS started with a goal, and that was to bring more live Music to the South West.
Formed in 2004 by Katy Barnes & Susie Moore, who worked together at environmental pressure group Surfers Against Sewage, SW1 Productions began with the aim of bringing the best contemporary live music to a region that was otherwise being overlooked by many bands/agents on their touring schedule.
Many years later and they are bringing more live music to the region than ever, with many successful shows under their belts with some of the biggest names in music.
SW1 work closely with Vision Nine Presents (NASS Festival, Boardmasters Festival) as head programmers for both festivals and work with Vision Nine's Music team to program over 500 acts each year. SW1 have been an integral part in the growth of both festivals.
Also providing Artist Liaison/Advancing services, SW1 pride themselves on working with agents/artists through the entire process, from initial enquiry to the show itself. They have earned a reputation within the touring sector for attention to detail and for delivering professionally run shows.
MEET THE TEAM...
Katy Barnes - Before relocating to Cornwall in the early 90's Katy worked for Arista Records for a number of years in both A&R and Marketing roles. There she cemented her love of live music and working closely with new and established artists. In 1993 she moved to Cornwall to start working with Surfers Against Sewage and was responsible for producing and programming the SAS Ball (a legendary fundraising event for enviromental pressure group members). In 2004 she began SW1 with friend and SAS colleague Susie Moore (who recently returned to the company) and now now promotes over 50 artists in the region as well as programming some of the biggest names in music for the Boardmasters & Nass Festivals.
Liam Jolly - A well established figure in the local music scene, Liam joined SW1 in 2008 - an artist himself who, having played in various bands over the years, had a geniune drive to improve the local music scene and worked tirelessly setting up club nights and working with local bands to build a thriving scene. Liam is one half of Wolf Note (a two piece rock outfit getting a lot of attention from the music industry), perfoms in the the Bowie Lounge and most recently has started playing with Disco Roccoco a 'sad pop' trio (think Talking Heads) and alongside all of this continues to receive critical accliam for his visual art, both on a local and national level.
Julie Rudin - Julie joined the team in 2009 and handles the day to day workings at SW1 HQ. Julie took time out from the music business to have children, but before that worked locally at Solo Records in Truro. Before moving to Cornwal Julie worked at Nomis Recording Studios in London. Julie is experienced with running artist areas at the festivals that SW1 program and oversee's the hospitality/riders for a large number of artists.
Susie Moore - Susie, one of the founders of SW1 returned to the company after bringing up her children. She is back doing the finance for the business as well as assisting at Festivals with Artist Liaison and budget management.
Eve Thomas - Eve, is part time working on our summer festivals - always on the look out for new music and never away from her Spotify account! Eve currently works at Kala & Snow Boxx festivals for Mainstage Festivals but still remains an integral part of the team.
Frank Gane - Frank has recently joined the team and works part time assisting with the Advancing for the festivals, as well as repping at SW1 shows and running stages at Boardmasters.
To contact any of the above email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVA TWINS - POSTPONED
Wednesday 29 April
GELONG THUBTEN - POSTPONED
Friday 1 May
The Poly, Falmouth
Monday 4 May
Saturday 10 October
The Old Bakery, Truro
Sunday 1 November
Saturday 21 November
Thursday 26 November
Saturday 23 October, 2021
The Great Hall, Exeter
(rescheduled date, tickets for original show remain valid)
MORE SHOWS BEING ADDED SOON.....
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS HERE
PAST SHOWS FOR 2012 - present day
BEN HOWARD, ED SHEERAN, NEWTON FAULKNER, REEL BIG FISH, RIZZLE KICKS, MAVERICK SABRE, NOAH & THE WHALE, CHARLIE SIMPSON, TEMPER TRAP, THE PIGEON DETECTIVES, MARK LANEGAN, RUARRI JOSEPH, BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH, DJ FRESH, FRANK TURNER, RIZZLE KICKS, DJ FRESH, GABRIELLE APLIN, ENTER SHIKARI, KING CHARLES, SAXON, LUCY ROSE, THE FALL, THE WEDDING PRESENT, ASH, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, DRENGE, LUKE SITAL SINGH, GEORGE EZRA, GABRIELLE APLIN, JAKE BUGG, THE LUMINEERS, BRUNO MAJOR, BROTHER & BONES, RIZZLE KICKS, BASTILLE, SOUTHERN, NEWTON FAULKNER (14), BRITISH SEA POWER, BEN HOWARD (2014), ROO PANES, THE KLAXONS, REEL BIG FISH, WILD SMILES, KIM CHURCHILL, NICK MULVEY, REBECCA CLEMENTS, SUNSET SONS, RUARRI JOSEPH, DEAF HAVANA, LONELY THE BRAVE, PALMA VIOLETS, HUDSON TAYLOR, SUNSET SONS (MARCH 15), FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, SIVU (INTRODUCING TOUR); SEAFRET (INTRO TOUR). BEN HOWARD (APR 15), JACK GARRATT, UB40,HEIN COOPER, FRANCIS, LAUREN AQUILINA, LUKE FRIEND, jACK SAVORETTI, PRIDES, CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN, FINK, RATBOY, THE COMPUTERS, DAN OWEN, JACK WATTS, THE BABE RAINBOW, FRANK TURNER, SUNSET SONS, HOLY ESQUE, WORRY DOLLS, GWENNO, NICK MULVEY, SAM FENDER, LOYLE CARNER, TOM WALKER, THE AMAZONS, NEWTON FAULKNER, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, JAKE BUGG, SAM FENDER, SONS OF THE EAST, ISAAC GRACIE, CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN (2018), JADE BIRD, NEWTON FAULKNER(2019)
SW1 ALSO PROGRAM ALL LIVE MUSIC CONTENT AT THE FOLLOWING UK FESTIVALS -
BOARDMASTERS FESTIVAL, NEWQUAY CORNWALL
NASS FESTIVAL, BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND, SHEPTON MALLETT
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