What's On Focus Wales

Focus Wales is set to return to Wrexham in 2013 following this year’s highly successful music festival that took place in late April.

Focus Wales 2012 saw over 90 bands showcased in Wrexham over four days and across 8 stages including performances from a collection of the most exciting new Welsh music makers such as Race Horses, Cuba Cuba and We Are Animal, alongside international acts from Japan, Australia, USA and Croatia.

For 4 days and nights the town was alive with festival fever with simultaneous performances taking place in such diverse venues as the 16th century St Giles Parish Church, Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham County Borough Museum, Central Station, Saith Seren, The Royal Oak, and South Central.

This year international touring acts The Whip, Jodie Marie and Jamie Smith’s Mabon were the big names at the festival, which in only its 2nd year was attended by 1,500+ music fans; more than double the attendance of the previous year.

The festival also offered a fantastic insight into the workings of the music industry through a series of carefully programmed music industry panel discussions, which were presented at Glyndŵr University and the Grove Park Theatre.

The panels brought together experts from each sector of the music industry, including promoters, booking agents, and managers, together with speakers from the BBC, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, and Glassbutter Beach festival.

Focus Wales will return next year taking place on the 25th, 26th, and 27th April 2013. A limited supply of Super Early Bird weekend tickets are now available at the reduced price of just £15 from the Focus Wales website: www.focuswales.com.