Wet Sounds

underwater deep listening sensations

Friday 7 March 2014, 8.00pm
Bangor Swimming Pool

Wet Sounds - Bangor Sound City

- astonishingly immediate, inescapable" - The Guardian
- "like being in the womb" - Mizled Youth
- "exhibitions don't get much more successful" - The Wire

Wet Sounds returns to Bangor! An underwater alternative music performance at Bangor Swimming Pool. Float, swim and dive in water filled with sound from special underwater speakers.

  • Live music performed by surf-rockers Y Niwl"Y Niwl solo guitar set with plenty of loops and 60s reverb to keep the most enthusiastic surfer happy"

- "brilliantly authentic" - The Times
- "refreshing as a skinny dip in the Welsh shores of the Atlantic" - NME


  • live music by Joel Cahen, Chaparral Andrew Hodges & I,Demons
  • underwater live-art scuba performance by Megan Broadmeadow
  • new water choreography by Lisa Spaull presented by Dawns i Bawb
  • film by Conor Horgan presented by Migrations

Wet Sounds creates seperate sound spaces in Bangor Swimming Pool, one under the water, one above – choose your own mix as you float on the surface, dive below or lounge in the cafe.

This unique event reprises Bangor Sound City's sell-out inaugural event.


Book early to avoid disappointment.

£10 / £7 concessions
01248 382828
Pontio Shop
buy online: pontio.co.uk

Please Note

  • Bring your swim wear - extra t-shirt and wet-suits permitted - and a warm towel or bath robe for pool-side lounging.
  • Swimmers and non-swimmers of all abilities welcome.


In association with Pontio. Wet Sounds is curated by Joel Cahen. Wet Sounds installation in Bangor is part of the British Tour spanning Glasgow, Ledbury, Kirkwall, Dundee, Bristol, London and Belfast. The tour is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Sound and Music. Soundlands and Bangor Sound City are managed by Datrys.
Thank you to Gwynedd Sub Aqua Club.

Images from the event.