FOCUS Wales is back and will take place over 10-12 May 2018!

‘One of the world’s leading showcase events’ Drowned in Sound
‘FOCUS Wales is a truly special event’ BBC Radio Wales
‘Forward thinking welsh music industry showcase’ Metro
‘FOCUS Wales is a showcase festival to rival the best’ God Is In The TV
‘Fast rising music event, with a thrilling selection of bands’ Louder Than War

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 2018 will mark the festival’s 8th edition, and will welcome over 8,000 people to the town, building upon 2017′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. 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: British Sea Power | 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 | Betsy | Damo Suzuki (CAN) | All We Are | Don Letts | The Membranes | Gulp | Georgia Ruth | Gwenno | Meilyr Jones | Astroid Boys | Kagoule + lots more!


Andy Jones
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Andy Jones, co-founder of FOCUS Wales, and music booker for the FOCUS Wales festival.

Neal Thompson
Neal Thompson
Neal Thompson, co-founder of FOCUS Wales, and conference booker for the FOCUS Wales festival.
TWITTER: @YNealThompson

Sarah Jones
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Sarah Jones, FOCUS Wales Festival Manager.
TWITTER: @srhjns

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