FOCUS Wales has announced they are working alongside SXSW to present an exciting show in Wrexham during Independent Venue Week, which will take place on Friday 1st February at The Live Rooms, Wrexham featuring three exciting Welsh acts.

Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

The Wrexham show will feature performances from two of the nation’s most hotly tipped artists Gallops and Kidsmoke, who will both be flying the flag for Wales at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this March. The bands will be joined by much hyped newcomers Glove, who have been taken under the wing of the award winning author and music journalist John Robb.

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Tickets for the show are on sale now via the FOCUS Wales Facebook page and Gigantic Tickets.

To learn more about Independent Venue Week visit independentvenueweek.com.

Additionally, FOCUS Wales have recently announced over 100 acts who are set to play the festival in May, including: Boy Azooga, The Lovely Eggs, Neck Deep, Skindred, and BC Camplight. To see the full list of artists announced so far, and to purchase 3 day festival wristband visit www.focuswales.com.

FOCUS Wales 2019 takes places 16th, 17th, 18th May across various venues in Wrexham, North Wales. Full 3 day wristbands for admission to all FOCUS Wales events are available now at www.focuswales.com/tickets tickets start at an early bird price of £35 each. FOCUS Wales is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

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