FOCUS Wales is back and will take place over 11-13 May 2017!
FOCUS Wales is a not-for-profit organization, established to provide an annual showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry.
Our core work centers around the delivery of our annual multi-venue festival taking place in Wrexham each Spring, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world. FOCUS Wales 2017 will mark the festival’s 7th edition, and will welcome over 7,000 people to the town, building upon 2016′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as we showcase 200+ bands, 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. In addition to the delivery of the FOCUS Wales festival, we also deliver a number of events and workshops throughout the year.
Previous FOCUS Wales performers include: The Joy Formidable | Slaves | Bo Ningen | The Magic Numbers | Euros Childs | Michael Rother (NEU! / Harmonia / Kraftwerk) | Catfish & The Bottlemen | Los Campesinos! | Eagulls | Charlotte Church | John Cooper Clarke | Huw Stephens (Radio 1) | Future of The Left | The Whip | Damo Suzuki (CAN) | All We Are | Kids In Glass Houses | The Membranes | Allusondrugs | Gulp | Georgia Ruth | Gwenno | Meilyr Jones | The Sunshine Underground | Kagoule | Jamie Smith’s Mabon | God Damn | Bright Light Bright Light + lots more!
MEET THE TEAM
Andy Jones, co-founder of FOCUS Wales, and music booker for the FOCUS Wales festival.
Neal Thompson, co-founder of FOCUS Wales, and conference booker for the FOCUS Wales festival.
Sarah Jones, FOCUS Wales Festival Assistant.