THE 12th Swindon Shuffle is well underway, with an eclectic programme of music around the town over the weekend.

The Shuffle began on Wednesday, continues till Sunday and uses five venues in Old Town, with around 50 artists and other musical events.

It is the perfect summer weekend entertainment, offering a feast of musical treats in cool venues around the town, all the while raising money for mental health charity Mind.

Tonight you can see incendiary blues infused alt-rock from The Harlers at the Victoria and SNDubstation at The Castle, before popping to Baila for the DJ after-party.

On Saturday, mercurial post-pop wonders and 6 Music favourites Wasuremono head a cool, cutting edge session at The Victoria, while The Illustrations, Grasslands, Aural Candy and Sex Jazz play at The Beehive and Josh Wolfsohn plays at the Tuppenny.

Finally Sunday sees more acoustic music at The Tuppenny including The Shudders, Jack Moore and the brilliant Emily-Jane Sheppard, before the final Beehive session with country-folk troubadours True Strays.

The Beehive’s Sunday session also includes Strange Tales, a synth and bass-driven duo playing melodic musical curiosities from the darker side of the street. Their songs relate myths and cautionary tales, while retaining a stripped-down, punk-rock approach, with echoes of Siouxsie and The Banshees.

They are followed by Hip Route, Sunset Service, Cobalt Fire and Richard Wileman, with True Strays headlining.

For a full run-down of the weekend’s musical events visit the website at