Focus Wales 2016

Wrexham’s Focus Wales Music Festival and Conference starts today and runs until Sunday 15th May 2016 offering music, comedy and interactive happenings at various venues in the town centre of Wrexham, in North Wales.

Now in its sixth year the event will be held entirely indoors, and will showcase live performances from a collection of acts of Welsh origin throughout weekend, including special guest headliners, and selected International acts - alongside music industry panels and discussions, featuring experts from all sectors of the music industry.

Line-up includes - ACCU, AMFX, Andy Hickie, AP Cooper, Baby Brave, Baron La Croix, Beach Fatigue, Ben Hands, Blacon Schools Choir, Calfari, California Jr, Candelas, Cor Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, CRY, Damon Jacs, Darren Eedens, Dave Elwyn, David Burton, De-Ma Croo, Dead Is Forever, Dee Sign Choir, Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, Denuo, Dragonsong, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Gareth Howatson, Garry Rowley, Gobow, Heart Of Leo, Heartbeat Wunderbar, Henrys Funeral Shoe, Hinemoa , Hope House Hospice Choir, How Monsters Function, I Fight Lions, Indolore, Isaac Birchall, Jack Of The Suburbs, James Macgregor, Jessica Ball, JKLMNO, Kai Killick, Karma Shake, Kidsmoke, Kip, Kyle Lee, Lance, Lights That Change, Lovers Open Fire, Luke Gallagher, Maddie Jones, Mandola Hangover, Martyn Ellis, ME & Deboe, Mumbleman, Noise Parlour, Pete Bailey, Phil Watson, Pink Killer, Pola Rise, Portlights, Saltwater Injection, Sera, Shimai, Shmu, Skellums, Spam Javelin, Tenovus Cancer Care Choir, The Columbians, The Contact High, The Duke Of Norfolk, The Echo and The Always, The Maydays, The Mexican Walking Fish, The Undivided, Titus Monk, Victoria+Jean, Winter Coat, and Winter Villains.

They join Los Campesinos!, Peter Hook, , The Magic Numbers, The Sunshine Underground, Meilyr Jones, Viv Albertine (speaker), The Joy Formidable, Mowbird, The Piqnic, Sally Crosby, John Robb, The Kickstand Band, Charm Taylor, Peaness, Heal The Last Stand, Golden Fable, Gwenno, Swnami, HMS Morris, Press to Meco, Sophie McKeand,God Damn, H.Hawkline, Kagoule, Kizzy Crawford, Andy Hickie, John Lawrence (formerly of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci), Alx Green, Baby Brave, Blood Lips, Campfire Social, Carl Foulkes Jones, Castles, Chupacabra DJs, Connah Evans, Dan Bettridge, Doppelganger, Double Experience, Falls, Future Exits, Hippies Vs Ghosts, I Am Of The Universe, Jacob Elwy, Lights That Change, Lizzy Farrall, Loe, Lucid, Macho City, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Martyn Peters, Mechanical Owl, Modern King, Noise Parlour, Rope DJs, Seazoo, Secateurs, Shot Of Hornets, The Revolutionary Spirit, The Roseville Band, They Is They Is They Is, Trwbz, and We Are Animal.

Flispside DJs Ole Smokey, Someperson and Tony Bear will also be playing vinyl and tape session’s at Rewind on Sunday

Over 5,000 people will attend the weekend of events which will showcase 150+ bands, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 15 stages, host 3 days of interactive sessions and events, and showcase 3 days of stand-up comedy. Find out more at