MUSIC

1st acts announced

1st WAVE ANNOUNCED

Including: Richard Hawley, Battles, Gruff Rhys, The Twilight Sad, Altın Gün, Stealing Sheep, Flamingods, Lucy Spraggan, Georgia Ruth, Graeme Park, JOHN, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, The Membranes, Gallops, Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor), The Breath, The Trials of Cato, Chinatown Slalom, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, God Damn, Art School Girlfriend + MORE
1st acts announced
Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley

2019 was a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley. His ninth studio album Further achieved his joint highest chart entry at number 3...
Richard Hawley
BATTLES

BATTLES

Battles return with their fourth album Juice B Crypts via Warp Records. While they’ve always hailed from New York, Juice B Crypts is the first Battles album both written and recorded there. Influenced by the city’s rhythms...
BATTLES
Gruff

Gruff Rhys

The multi award winning artist, Gruff Rhys, makes his FOCUS Wales debut. His band, Super Furry Animals, broke through...
Gruff
The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

2019’s IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS FOREVER felt like a long-overdue tipping point for a band now widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest...
The Twilight Sad
Altin Gün

Altin Gün

The Grammy nominated Altin Gün will make their FOCUS Wales debut in May...
Altin Gün
Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep are a critically acclaimed experimental pop band from Liverpool...
Stealing Sheep
Flamingods

Flamingods

International psych explorers Flamingods are a four-piece multi-instrumental band from Bahrain and based in London...
Flamingods
Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan has released 5 albums in 6 years – the last 2 reaching number 12 in the Official UK chart...
Lucy Spraggan
CF and SK

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

The multi-award winning duo, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita have built a formidable global reputation since...
CF and SK
Georgia Ruth

Georgia Ruth

Welsh Music Prize winning artist Georgia Ruth joins the FOCUS Wales 2020 lineup with her 3rd album...
Georgia Ruth
JOHN

JOHN

BBC 6Music favourites JOHN join us in Wrexham following their UK tour support with IDLES, which...
JOHN
MUSIC

250+ BANDS!

Emerging talent alongside established names and exciting international acts.
MUSIC
20 STAGES

20 STAGES

Emerging talent alongside established names...
20 STAGES
TICKETS

TICKETS

FOCUS Wales 2020 tickets now on sale!
TICKETS

With 300+ live performances, the festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts.

1st wave of acts for FOCUS Wales 2020 announced!

1. SLIDERS FOCUS2020_announcements_main_poster_FB_CVR

Introducing the 1st wave of acts for FOCUS Wales 2020! Including:
Richard Hawley | BATTLES | Gruff Rhys | The Twilight Sad | Altin Gün | Stealing Sheep | Flamingods | Georgia Ruth | Lucy Spraggan | JOHN | The Membranes | Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita | Gallops |
The Breath | The Trials of Cato | Chinatown Slalom | Adwaith | Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard | Accü |
Art School Girlfriend | God Damn | Graeme Park | Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) | + MORE!

 
Browse our first acts announced below…



  • Winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent at UK Festival Awards 2019


  • CONNECT WITH US - #focuswales2020

    Stay connected with all things FOCUS Wales…


    JOIN OUR MAILING LIST