The Swindon Shuffle was conceived and founded in 2007 by Richard Craven, Phil Dyson and Paul Jellings from Songs of Praise Promotions, plus Neil Gammon from Black Lava Promotions and Tim McDonald from Yankeeboy Promotions. Using the basis of already established city centre music festivals like the Camden Crawl, The Great Escape and the Oxford Punt, the aim was and still is to bring together the community to showcase a thriving local music scene.

The idea for the music festival, and inspiration for the festival name, started as a “shuffle” by the crowd between several music venues on one particular night to watch the performing acts, but this had expanded before even the start of the first festival to be a four day event held across many venues.

Since conception there have now been eight Swindon Shuffles – click on a year to relive some of the memories…