‘One of the world’s leading showcase events’
Drowned in Sound
‘One of the UK’s best festivals – showcase or otherwise’
‘FOCUS Wales is a truly special event’
FOCUS Wales is a not-for-profit organization, established to provide the annual new music showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry. Our core work centers around the delivery of our international multi-venue showcase festival and conference taking place in Wrexham each Spring, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe. FOCUS Wales 2019 will mark the festival’s 9th edition, and will welcome over 10,000 people to the town, building upon 2018′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as we showcase 200+ bands from across the world, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 20 stages, and hosting a full schedule of Interactive Industry Sessions, Stand-up Comedy, Arts events, and Film screenings, throughout the festival.
Since 2018, the festival is a part of the Innovation Network of European Showcases, co-funded by Creative Europe.
Previous FOCUS Wales performers include: This Is The Kit | Gwenno | Gaz Coombes | Slaves | Catfish & The Bottlemen | British Sea Power | Boy Azooga | Bill Ryder-Jones | The Joy Formidable | Michael Rother (NEU! / Harmonia / Kraftwerk) | Stella Donnelly | Gengahr | Betsy | Bo Ningen | Euros Childs | Kate Rusby | Jane Weaver | The Magic Numbers | Damo Suzuki (CAN) | Astroid Boys | Eagulls | Los Campesinos! | Charlotte Church | 9Bach | Future of The Left | Don Letts | The Membranes | Gulp | Georgia Ruth | Meilyr Jones | A Guy Called Gerald + lots more!
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