Over the next few days thousands of music lovers and hundreds of bands from Wales and around the world will be making their way to Wrexham for the ninth FOCUS Wales festival.

The acclaimed international music event will take place at multiple venues around the town from Thursday to Saturday this week and, once again, Tŷ Pawb will be right at the heart of the action!

Tŷ Pawb will host three stages of live music, three days of interactive industry talks, a Bands FC art exhibition and it will also be the main box office HQ and collection site for festival passes.

Our food court, bar, shops and galleries will be open for business throughout the festival.

So whether you’ve already got your tickets, or if you fancy just coming along to sample some of the buzzing festival atmosphere, read on to find out what you can expect to see at Tŷ Pawb over the weekend.

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Free live music in the daytime

Every day from 10.30am-5.30pm we’ll have FREE live music (no festival pass required) on the Shepherd’s Hut stage at the end of Tŷ Pawb’s food court.

See the official FOCUS Wales guide for the full line-up.

Free Bands FC exhibition

You’ll be able to catch Bands FC’s first ever exhibition in Wales during FOCUS Wales at Gallery 2 in Tŷ Pawb!

What is Bands FC? Bands as Football Teams, Football Teams as Bands. It’s simple but very effective! Take a look at their website for a taste of what to expect.

The exhibition is free on all three days of the festival but please note access will be restricted for conference events on Thursday and Friday 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.

2 stages of live music every night

If the daytime entertainment gets you in the mood for more, you might want to grab a pass for the evening entertainment!

There will be top bands performing on the People’s Square stage and in the Performance Space on all three nights of the festival from 5.30pm till late.

Visit the FOCUS Wales website for more information on festival passes and the full line up of performers for the evening events.

Interactive Conferences

There’s a full timetable of interactive events taking place in Tŷ Pawb’s Performance Space each day of the festival.

Activities will include panels and discussions with experts from all sectors of the music industry, as well as ‘speed meeting’ networking sessions.

Topics will include everything from promoting your music on social media to the future of independent music venues. There’s even a talk with Bethan Elfyn and Huw Stephens covering ’20 Years of Welsh Music’ on the Saturday!

You’ll need a festival pass to attend the conference events. More info here

See the full list of FOCUS Wales events

The FOCUS Wales website has all sorts of ways for you to keep up with what’s happening where during the festival – including a festival app!

You can also pick up a copy of the official festival guide at Tŷ Pawb.

There is nowhere quite like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales! Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing event!

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