MUSIC

1st ACTS ANNOUNCED

1st ACTS ANNOUNCED

This Is The Kit, Gaz Coombes, Gengahr, Bill Ryder-Jones, Kate Rusby, 9Bach, Damo Suzuki (CAN), Euros Childs...
1st ACTS ANNOUNCED
THIS IS THE KIT

THIS IS THE KIT

“One of the best things I’ve heard all year. Wonderful wonderful stuff” Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
THIS IS THE KIT
GAZ COOMBES

GAZ COOMBES

'...Supergrass frontman Coombes is now a great solo artist’ NME | ‘Thrillingly on the edge of hysteria’ The Guardian
GAZ COOMBES
Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver

The critically acclaimed Jane Weaver will be with us for FOCUS Wales 2018 on Thursday 10th May, for a special show at the St Giles Parish Church!
Jane Weaver
BILL RYDER-JONES

BILL RYDER-JONES

‘A magical, colossal talent’ The Guardian | ‘West Kirby Country Primary declares the vivid flowering of a great talent.’ **** MOJO
BILL RYDER-JONES
Damo Suzuki (CAN)

DAMO SUZUKI (CAN)

We are honoured to have the legendary DAMO SUZUKI (formerly of CAN) performing for us on Thursday 10th May, for a rare and very special performance!
Damo Suzuki (CAN)
Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition’ Sunday Times
Kate Rusby
GENGAHR

GENGAHR

‘A band to fall in love with’ NME | “Gengahr have an eye for the fantastic” DIY
GENGAHR
EUROS CHILDS

EUROS CHILDS

Having fronted the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until 2004...
EUROS CHILDS
A GUY CALLED GERALD

A GUY CALLED GERALD

'Nobody else redefined UK club culture so much with the character and soul of Britishness, creating music for both the feet and the head' DJ Magazine
A GUY CALLED GERALD
9Bach

9Bach

BBC Radio 2 Award winners 9Bach join us at FOCUS Wales 2018 on Thursday 10th May!
9Bach
GALLOPS

GALLOPS

'arpeggiated guitars give way to a chaotic second half, with aggressive synth spiralling over violent percussion’ The Skinny
GALLOPS
The Gentle Good with the Mavron Quartet

The Gentle Good with the Mavron Quartet

Winner of the 2017 Welsh Music Prize
The Gentle Good with the Mavron Quartet
MUSIC

200+ BANDS!

Emerging talent alongside established names and exciting international acts.
MUSIC
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TICKETS

TICKETS

FOCUS Wales 2018 tickets now on sale!
TICKETS

With 200+ live performances, the festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts.

FOCUS Wales 2018: first acts announced!


Very excited to reveal our first live acts for FOCUS Wales 2018! Including:
THIS IS THE KIT | GAZ COOMBES (solo) | GENGAHR | BILL RYDER-JONES | EUROS CHILDS | Jane Weaver | 9Bach | Kate Rusby | Damo Suzuki (of CAN) | Gallops | Boy Azooga | Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart / Jeff Buckley) | Dream State | A Guy Called Gerald (DJ set) | Stella Donnelly | The Gentle Good with the Mavron Quartet (Winner of the 2017 Welsh Music Prize) | and so much more, including acts from Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the USA! Festival tickets now on sale HERE!

 

Check out the 2018 Timetable HERE

Browse our 2018 artists below (click the name to check out the artist profile)


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3Peat (Manitoba, Canada)


9Bach


A Guy Called Gerald (DJ set)


AAA BADBOY


Ada Lea (Quebec, Canada)


Adwaith


AF THE NAYSAYER (New Orleans, USA)


Al Moses


Aled Rheon


Alffa


Allan Yn Y Fan


Alpha Male Tea Party


AM BYTH


Andy Bellis


Andy Hickie


Ani Glass


Ap Cooper


Arlo Maverick (Alberta, Canada)


Art School Girlfriend


Atlas Bay


Baby Brave


BAHR and ANATSA (Germany)


Bardd


Ben Roberts


Bermusa


Big Thing


BILL RYDER-JONES


Blue Genes


Bogans


Bone Cult


Boniface (Manitoba, Canada)


Boy Azooga


Brook


Bryony Sier


Buzzard


C.F. Boneslum


Campfire Social


Candelas


Canshaker Pi (The Netherlands)


Cara Hammond


CaStLeS


Cecilie Anna (Norway)


Chow Mwng


Christopher Rees


Chroma


Chupa Cabra


Colonel Dax


Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5


Connah Evans


Côr DAW


Courteous Thief


Craze The Jack


Creature of Habit


Creatures


CRY


CULL


Cy Humphreys


Cymbient


Daithí (Ireland)


Damo Suzuki (formerly of CAN)


Dan Bettridge


Dan Eds


Danielle Lewis


Danny Gruff


Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickin’s


Darren Eedens (Ontario, Canada)


Dave Elwyn (Band)


David Grubb


Dead Sea (France)


Deckchair Protest


Declan O’Donovan (Yukon, Canada)


Defeatist


Delta Academy Choir


Delta Radio Band


Denuo


Derwen on Tour


Devarrow (Nova Scotia, Canada)


Dream State


DTSQ (Korea)


Early Days


Eitha Da


Ennio The Little Brother


Esme Bridie


Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks


EUROS CHILDS


Evander


Eve Goodman


Evrah Rose


Fears Chella


FFLOC


Gallops


Gareth Howatson


Garry Rowley


Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart / Jeff Buckley)


Gaz Coombes


GENGAHR


George Borowski + MORA


Gid Goundrey


Gintis


Glan Aber Singers


Glove


Gogs


Gravves


HABITS


Haiku Salut


Hana2K


Hannah Willwood


Harrison Bellis


HEAL


Hello Delaware (Nova Scotia, Canada)


Hilang Child


Hillsburn (Nova Scotia, Canada)


Himalayas


Hippies Vs Ghosts


HMS Morris


Hollows


Hood Flair


Hywel Pitts


I Fight Lions


I Wear* Experiment (Estonia)


In The Endless Zanhyang We Are (Korea)


Ione Rose


Ivan Moult


Jack Found


James Macgregor


Jamie (King Tangent)


Jane Weaver


JKLMNO


John Lawrence (ex-Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci)


Karma Shake


Kate Rusby


Kela Topan


Kiani Geldard


Kidsmoke


King Tangent


Kip


Kliph Scurlock


Limerance


Little Destroyer (British Columbia, Canada)


Lizzi£ Squad


Lizzy Farrall


Lolfa Binc


Lomboy (France)


Lost Like Alice


Lucid


lucid/someperson


Lucy Mayhew


Luvia


Make-Overs (South Africa)


Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard


Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés (Catalonia)


Martha Phillips


Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys)


Martyn Peters


Mary Miller


Matt Nicholls (Camera)


Matthew McDaid (Catalonia)


ME and Deboe


Mechanical Owl


Megan Nash (Saskatchewan, Canada)


Mei Emrys


Meilir


MINAS


Misfit


MOJA (Japan)


Mountainface


My Name Is Ian


Names


Namsaké


National Pigeon Unity (Korea)


nêhiyawak (Alberta, Canada)


No Violet


Oblong


Olly Flavell


Orkan (Sweden)


Ortense Blue


Our Bryan


Outlet Drift (Taiwan)


Oxime


Papaver Cousins (Hungary)


Partner (Ontario, Canada)


Patchwork Man


Peaness


Phalcons


Phil Watson


Quiet Marauder


Rachel K Collier


Radio Rhydd


Red Telephone


RespectfulChild (Saskatchewan, Canada)


Rival Bones


Runic


Ryan McMullan (Northern Ireland)


Seazoo


Seegulls


Sera


Shinobi Boombap


ShireFunk


Shot Of Hornets


Skellums


SOCK


Someperson


SpitBucket


Stella Donnelly (Australia)


Sundance Kid


Sustinere


Table Scraps


Tegid Rhys


The Chalk Outlines


The City Gates (Quebec, Canada)


The Columbians


The Contact High


The Fur. (Taiwan)


The Gentle Good with the Mavron Quartet


The Mexican Walking Fish


The Revolutionary Spirit


The Routines


The Tates


The Trials Of Cato


The Zephyr Bones (Catalonia)


Thea Brooks


THIS IS THE KIT


Trademark Blud


Two Year Vacation (Sweden)


Upbeat Sneakers


Vacancy


Velvet


Vince James


Virgin Kola


Vukovar


Vulgarians


Wake Island (Quebec, Canada)


Walrus (Nova Scotia, Canada)


Wermod


White Ether


Will Riding


Wylderness


Y Cledrau


Yucatan




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