It’s back and it promises to be better than ever

The biggest music event in Wrexham is back with the start of FOCUS Wales tomorrow!

Taking place until Saturday, FOCUS Wales delivers an international showcase festival of emerging talent from Wales and across the world. Now in its 9th year it will welcome over 10,000 people to the town to see over 200 bands at venues across the town centre and host a jam packed programme of Interactive Industry Sessions, Stand-up Comedy, Arts events, and Film screenings, throughout the festival.

Acts announced for this year include Neck Deep, Boy Azooga, Kero Kero Bonito, 9Bach, Cate Le Bon, The Lovely Eggs, BC Camplight, Skindred, the Beths, Avi Buffalo, Islet, Snapped Ankles, Femme, Elan Catrin Parry, Lizzy Farrall….. too many to list here! You can take a look at the full line-up here.


Over 20 stages will showcase the amazing talent and you can find out who’s on where and get tickets here.

But don’t just take our word for it… here’s what others have to say:

  • ‘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

Once again there’s be a tepee on Queens Square featuring all the best talent in the Welsh Language 🙂

You can read more about this here.

But it’s not all about the music as it’s estimated that the festival brings with it an economic boost of almost £500,000 to the economy. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “There’s no doubt that the hard work of the organisers of FOCUS Wales is bringing huge rewards to Wrexham and putting it firmly on the international stage of music events. Once again I wish them the very best of luck in what promises to be another successful event.”

You can take in all that FOCUS Wales has to offer by visiting their website.

Stay in tune with FOCUS Wales 2019 by using #focuswales2019

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