Now entering it’s third year, music festival Focus Wales held it’s official launch and drinks reception this week at Yales Cafe Bar with live music from local band Camera. We popped along to the evening to find out a little more about the festival which is now in it’s third year of operation.
This year the festival takes place from 25th to 27th April and will feature a range of venues in and around Wrexham including Central Station, St. Giles’ Church and Wrexham Museum. Headlining the event will be Welsh opera turned popstar Charlotte Church and she will be ably supported by over 100 live acts over the three days. Crowds of around 3,000+ are expected to attend which will represent a welcome boost to the town centre economy.
As part of the festival there will also be a music conference taking place at Glyndwr University, where bands, music writers and industry experts will congregate to discuss industry issues and recommend ways for bands to promote themselves and their music. The Questions and Answers sessions plus workshops will allow direct access to leading experts in the music industry. The conference side of Focus Wales is aimed at anyone with an interest in the music industry, and ought to offer clear and useful advice that attendees can put into practice themselves.
The conference panelists this year include John Robb, who has written best selling books such as “Stone Roses and The Resurrection of British Pop” , plus makes appearances as a regular TV and radio music pundit.
If you would like to attend the Focus Wales Festival, tickets start from around £25 and are available to buy from focuswales.com