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Welsh Music Prize returns

Welsh Music Prize is back for another year to crown this year’s best Welsh music acts.

Huw Stephens

Welsh Music Prize co-creator Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens with the prestigious award itself

Now in its second year, the prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Cardiff on the opening night of Swn Festival. A panel of at least 10 music industry experts will pick the winner.

Marc Thomas, Welsh Music Prize Administrator, says, “Welsh Music Prize is a great opportunity to show the musical talent in Wales. We are a country that has always produced great music.”

The Welsh Music Prize was created by music industry expert John Rostron and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens. Last year’s winner was Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. He was shortlisted alongside acts such as Manic Street Preachers and Joy Formidable.

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