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    FOCUS Wales 2023 will celebrate the arts of the region and beyond, through the...

    Awarded ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ UK Festival Awards
    ‘FOCUS Wales is a great festival’ BBC Radio 6 Music
    ‘One of the world’s leading showcase events’ Drowned in Sound
    ‘One of the UK’s best festivals – showcase or otherwise’ Gigwise
    ‘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 the annual new music showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry. Our core work centers around the delivery of our international multi-venue showcase festival taking place in Wrexham each year, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe. FOCUS Wales 2023 will mark the festival’s 12th edition, and will welcome over 20,000 people to the town, building upon 2022′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as we showcase 250+ artists 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, arts events, and film screenings, throughout the festival. In addition to the delivery of the FOCUS Wales festival, we also deliver a number of international FOCUS Wales events throughout the year.

    Previous FOCUS Wales performers include: Kelly Lee Owens | Echo & The Bunnymen | Self Esteem | Public Service Broadcasting | Richard Hawley | Goat Girl | Balimaya Project | This Is The Kit | Bob Vylan | Stealing Sheep | Tim Burgess | Gwenno | Gaz Coombes | Neck Deep | Pip Blom | Crawlers | Sea Power | Boy Azooga | BC Camplight | Bill Ryder-Jones | The Joy Formidable | Michael Rother (NEU! / Harmonia / Kraftwerk) | Stella Donnelly | Gruff Rhys | Snapped Ankles | Bo Ningen | Euros Childs | Kate Rusby | The Trials of Cato | Catrin Finch | Jane Weaver | Cate Le Bon | HENGE | The Magic Numbers | Damo Suzuki (CAN) | Charlotte Church | 9Bach | Skindred | Don Letts | The Membranes | Georgia Ruth | The Lovely Eggs | A Guy Called Gerald + many more!

    We are looking for high quality, long term partners and sponsors with whom we can develop FOCUS Wales’ full potential.

    For more details and further discussion email us at: sponsors@focuswales.com