*Watch the live stream of the rally here from 1:30pm*
All Under One Banner Cymru and YesCymru have announced their first March for Independence of 2023 will be held in Swansea on May 20.
The latest March for Independence follows events in Caernarfon, Merthyr, Wrexham and Cardiff in 2019 and 2022, with over 10,000 people attending the most recent march in the capital.
Elfed Williams, Chair of YesCymru said: “There is something special about coming together to march for an independent Wales and it’s great to see that the marches have grown every time with the Swansea march being the most ambitious yet!
“We look forward to working together with the people of Swansea to welcome people from all over Wales on 20th May. The cry for independence increases week by week as the people of Wales realise that the only way our country can thrive is to break away from this crumbling union.”
Starting at Wind Street, finishing at the Waterfront.
Marchers are encouraged to meet from 12pm on Saturday 20th May at Wind Street, Swansea with the march leaving promptly at 1pm.
You can help support future marches by becoming a member of YesCymru or by donating here
COACHES TO THE MARCH
YesCymru are organising coaches to the March for Independence in Swansea on 20
May. Tickets via the YesCymru Shop
Starting at Wind Street at 1pm
Wind Street > Castle Street > College Street > The Kingsway > Dillwyn Street > Oxford Street > St Mary's Square > Princess Way > Waterfront.
Total distance: 1.80 km (1.10 mi)
INDY WALES RALLY
Following the march there will be a Rally at the National Waterfront Museum
Green, starting from around 2pm, with a large stage and screen, speakers and music.
Confirmed speakers are:
Mike Parker - Author
Liz Saville-Roberts MP - Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader
Anthony Slaughter - Wales Green Party Leader
An Indy Market will be held once again by YesCymru at the Swansea March.
The stands will be open from 10am-4pm at the National Waterfront Museum Green in Swansea on 20 May 2023.
The March itself will start at 1pm from Wind Street.
> Folk, Poetry and Hwyl (YesAbertawe), 7pm-11pm, Friday 19/05, Volcano.
> Can Wales afford not to be independent? (Melin Drafod), 7.30pm, Friday
19/05, Tŷ Tawe - Free / £5.53.
> Indy Market (YesCymru), 10am-4pm, Saturday 20/05, The National Waterfront
> The Poverty Panel Discussion (YesAbertawe), 3.30pm-4.45pm, Saturday
20/05, Volcano Theatre - Free / Donations.
> Comedy with Noel James and Friends, 4pm-5pm, Saturday 20/05, Schooner
Inn - Free / Donations.
> Creu Cymru Rydd, Werdd, Gymraeg (Cymdeithas yr Iaith), 4pm-5pm, Saturday
20/05, Tŷ Tawe - Free / Donations. WELSH LANGUAGE EVENT.
> Poems for Indy (Red Poets), 3pm-5pm, Saturday 20/05, No Sign Bar - Free /
> Welsh Folk Session, 5pm-7pm, Saturday 20/05, The Queens – Free.
> Toilets & Changing Places - Swansea (Google Doc)
> March Route Breakdown - Swansea (Google Doc)
> Public Transport / Private Hire - Swansea (Google Doc)
> Parking - Swansea (Google Doc)
> Hotels - Swansea (Google Doc)