Tickets for the Micheal Rother event tonight in Central Station are £17, and not as ststed in the programme as £10
All Saith Seren shows for Thursday 25th April will now be held in The Bank, 43 High St.
Friday and Saturday Saith Seren shows remain unchanged
In Conversation with CHARLOTTE CHURCH
Thursday 25th April, 4pm - 5pm
Arts Council of Wales Funding Surgeries
Friday 26th April
Do you have a music or arts project that needs supporting? Information
Officers Lowri and Catrin will be at the Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales stand
on Friday to discuss funding opportunities from Arts Council of Wales.
To book a 30 minute funding surgery slot please email
email@example.com with some information on the
project you'd like funding for. Please note there are a limited amount
of slots available and will be offered on a first come, first served
basis. Unsure if you're project is suitable for funding? Take a look at
Arts Grants for Individuals
Arts Grants for Organisations
Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales @ Focus Wales
Thursday 25th April & Friday 26th April
Cardiff is delighted to have been selected as host city for WOMEX, the leading international world music expo, in 2013. Over five days, some 2500 delegates from 1250 music related companies, from across 100 countries and over 300 national and international journalists will come together at The Motorpoint Arena to do business, explore diverse music cultures, listen to 40 speakers in 20 conference sessions and music showcases by day. By night, the focus turns to Wales Millennium Centre in the Bay and doors are opened to public, music specialists and world music fans alike, who together will enjoy over 60 showcases of the best world music on the planet across 6 stages and DJ nights in Cardiff Bay.
Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales, and its partner organisations responsible for securing and delivering WOMEX 13, Cardiff, are already working with the musicians, music managers and associated businesses across Wales to develop the sector and drive activities that will form a lasting legacy for the industry and economy of Wales. We'll have a stand at Focus Wales to provide musicians, music enterprises, music organisations and local businesses with opportunities to find out more about WOMEX 2013, how to get involved and discuss ongoing activities and development opportunities the have been catalysed by this amazing opportunity to put Wales's music industry in the international spotlight.
Please stop by our stand at FOCUS Wales Conference at the Catrin Finch
Centre Bar/Reception, Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW.
Cardiff's Sŵn festival will be hosting a stage at this year's FOCUS, the fantastic programme they have put together for us looks like this: SAMOANS / THE BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE / THE ADELINES / WE'RE NO HEROES / TRWBADOR / ESTHER / GRETA ISAAC / SCRIBER / JAMES MACGREGOR
South Central, Town Hill, Wrexham
Sat 27th April
This Event Only:
EARLY DOORS! 12pm
Meet Welsh Music Foundation
(co-hosted by Focus Wales)
Catrin Finch Centre
Friday 26th April 6 – 7pm
Full details here
Un-Convention confirm special panel session and full conference schedule announced for Focus Wales 2013
Un-Convention presents "Build your dream festival, fans and artists"
Happy fans + contented artists = successful festival. But what do they both really want from a festival? And what would their dream festival include? This panel will ask fans and artists what exactly it is they like and dislike about festivals, what can be done to improve the experience for both parties and what challenges lie in the way of the dream festival experience.
Un-Convention is a not for profit global grassroots and independent creative membership organisation.
Un-Convention has happened 29 times around the globe in three years and has another 20 events planned for 2011/12. Un-Convention happens over five continents and in cities from Swansea to Sao Paulo. Un-Convention annually involves 1,500 artists and bands, 16,400 participants, 36,000 gig goers and 140,000 people online. Of those attending Un-Convention, 40% of people are from disadvantaged backgrounds. It happens in some of the most amazing spaces including The Roundhouse, Auditorio Ibirapuera, and Salford Lads Club; and as part of some incredible festivals like Primavera Sound, Eurosonic and MICA.
4.00pm At Catrin Finch Centre,
Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham.
Friday 26th April
GULP announced for Focus Wales 2013!
Well it’s getting close to the season for giving gifts, so we thought we’d offer you an early present with the news that Gulp will be performing at FOCUS Wales 2013!
Gulp are based in Cardiff, Wales. Guto is the bass player in Super Furry Animals, and more recently toured with Sonic Boom’s Spectrum and psych-folk legend Mark Fry. Lindsey came from Scotland to Wales to study art. She currently creates music, songs and images and has previously played solo song and guitar based shows. They are joined by Gid Goundrey on guitar and Jonny Gumbo on drums to enrich a sound which has been described as cinematic, dazzling and hypnotic. READ MORE
The band join a host of names just announced for FOCUS Wales 2013, which includes Michael Rother! Charlotte Church, Gallops, John Lawrence, and Sŵnami among others. To see a list of the live acts currently announced for FOCUS Wales 2013 CLICK HERE
90+ more live acts still to be announced!
MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED VERY SOON!
MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY, MICHAEL ROTHER,
CHARLOTTE CHURCH, MOJA, JOHN LAWRENCE,
GALLOPS, and WE ARE ANIMAL
among the first acts announced for Focus Wales 2013!
We’re very excited that among the first acts announced for Focus Wales 2013 is one of the most exciting emerging new bands from Wales - the amazing Man Without Country! From stormy to subtle, swooning to haunting, scorching to soothing, Man Without Country are many things. Yet they stand alone in modern music.
Also performing at Focus Wales 2013 is the legendry Michael Rother! Founder member of Harmonia and of course NEU! Michael Rother's influence and importance spans the decades, from the birth of 'Kosmische Musik' in 1970s Germany, to celebrated collaborations with Brian Eno, John Frusciante, Josh Klinghoffer and Steve Shelley.
Charlotte Church - This is Charlotte Church. The first EP, ‘ONE’, is being self-released. It sounds like heart-break and hope, jubilation and righteousness. It probably sounds like some bands you’ve heard of. It also sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. It is the sound of 26 years of learning, listening and living. This is Charlotte Church.
Moja - Hailing from Tokyo, Moja have received attention from festivals and music fans across the globe for their explosive live shows! and having made a huge impression supporting The Whip at FW 2012, we’re very excited to announce that the band will be returning for a very special show as part of Focus Wales 2013!
Gallops - Evoking imagery of retro videogame dystopias and B-movie horror soundtracks; it’s fair to say that Welsh instrumentalists Gallops are a band whose music transcends the sum of their basic components. After supporting bands such as Deerhunter and Battles, Gallops followed up with shows at SXSW and the release of double A-side single 'Joust/Eukodol' in Spring 2011. Their debut LP 'Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore' is available from 10/12/12.
John Lawrence - As a founding member of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, John Lawrence epitomised their unbridled approach to music. Since leaving the band in 1999, however, he’s kept under the radar, painstakingly recording his new works in his Snowdonia studios. His music has been described as stylistically like a lost, vintage CSNY album, with aching pedal steel, dense acoustic guitars and heart-rending, uplifting vocals. Witness John Lawrence performing a very special and intimate show as part of Focus Wales 2013!
We Are Animal - Natives of the mountainous region of Snowdonia in North Wales, We Are Animal are a beast you can’t afford to ignore. Their debut album ‘Idolise’ was released via Japanese label ‘Art Union’ who picked up on the band through hearing their demo’s online, and was subsequently nominated for XFM’s ‘best new music of 2011’. On the road, the band have played Radio 1’s big weekend, SXSW, as well as sold out shows in both France and Italy, not to mention an array of British festivals. Additionally, NME, XFM, and Artrocker have all praised the band over the last year.
Sŵnami - This exciting new band from Dolgellau, North Wales, have made a big early impression in Wales with their debut releases; the ‘Mynd a Dod’ & ‘Eira’ singles. Sŵnami are ones to watch next year, and we’re very happy to announce that the band will be making their Focus Wales debut in 2013!
Also announced are a collection of the most exciting emerging Canadian new music makers, all set for ‘Canadian Sounds Explode! @ Focus Wales 2013!’ Including:
Mise En Scene | Darren Eedens | Ingrid Gatin | Mushy Callahan | The Noble Thiefs
SŴNAMI - Thursday 25th April
CHARLOTTE CHURCH - Thursday 25th April
MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY - Friday 26th April
WE ARE ANIMAL – Friday 26th April
JOHN LAWRENCE – Friday 26th April
MOJA – Friday 26th April
MICHAEL ROTHER - Saturday 27th April
GALLOPS - Saturday 27th April
90+ more live acts still to be announced!
MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED VERY SOON!
Tickets: Full weekend Wristbands are now available at £30
We're very pleased to announce our first headline performance for 2013!
Presents The Music of NEU! HARMONIA
and Selected Solo Works
Founder member of Harmonia and of course NEU! Michael Rother's influence and importance spans the decades, from the birth of 'Kosmische Musik' in 1970s Germany to celebrated collaborations with Brian Eno, John Frusciante, Josh Klinghoffer and Steve Shelley
Saturday 27th April, Central Station Wrexham
Tickets: Full weekend Wrist Bands are still available at £20.00 until 1st December
Last chance to buy Festival Ticket for £15!
From Monday 1st October early bird ticket prices go up, so this is your last chance to see the whole three day festival for just £15.00!! Last chance to buy super Earlybird tickets here
FOCUS WALES ANNOUNCES WORK PLACEMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2013
Focus Wales: Music Festival & Conference is now accepting applicants for volunteer and intern placements for 2013.
Last year Focus Wales provided over 40 individuals with invaluable and practical experience in the various working aspects of running a large event. These positions ranged from behind the scenes activities such as technical crew, and lighting & sound engineering, to hospitality, artist liaising and logistics.
We are increasing the number of placements on offer to sixty in 2013, and we are opening the places up to all interested parties from September 2012 onwards.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN A PRACTICAL WORK PLACEMENT AT FOCUS WALES 2013, PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE DETAILS BELOW. PLACEMENT DETAILS AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY 2013.
Tel: +44 (0) 1978 345 230
E: firstname.lastname@example.org FOCUS WALES
The Foundry, 15 Yorke Street, Wrexham, LL13 8LW
Focus Wales to return in 2013!
FOCUS WALES WILL RETURN ON 25th/26th/27th APRIL 2013
Focus Wales will return next year, taking place on the 25th, 26th, and 27th April 2013. From today we have made a limited supply of Super Early Bird Tickets available at the reduced price of just £15! Get your Tickets HERE
Artist Submissions are now open at Sonicbids.com. UK artists can submit via Sonicbids FREE of charge. Get more information on submitting your music HERE