The fifth year of the festival was held Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 August 2011, using The Victoria, The Beehive, and The Platform in the town centre. To mark the fifth year a number of the venues / days were handed over to local organisations involved in the Swindon music scene to programme. These organisations included Green Man Music, Holmes Music, BBC Introducing, and The Ocelot.

There were two charity partners for 2011, both the Goldenhar Family Support Group and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Over 45 acts performed across the weekend.

The headline acts were The Wildtones, Old School Tie, The Off Chance, Napoleon In Rags, Kova Me Badd, Big Casino, Kola Koca, and The Costellos. Other acts performing included The Jess Hall Band, Meow (Alice Offley), Doza, The Dacoits, and Black Sheep Apprentice.