Music and the indie culture is not dead. Again this year, Focus Wales will be along to prove it from May 11th to May 13th. Wrexham’s town in the heart of North Wales will get vibes through different cultures with music and conferences from locals but also from across the globe in various venues like Rewind, UnDegUn and other glittering indie clubs.
There will be time for discoveries and partying occasions. Of course, there will be comedy, music and keynotes speakers who’ll get us the deepest secrets of the industry.
One of them will be Don Letts, who gravitated in the past around The Clash, The Sex Pistols and the reggae legend Bob Marley. As a dj, writer and documentary producer, he has a lot to teach us about the era and just been announced as one of the keynotes speakers. Also in the conference sheets, some guests from Rough Trade, Killing Moon Records, Line of The Bestfit music news blog and so many other to give us their best tips and comments about how to survive in this industry that is constantly evolving.
Musically, we will get three days of pure delights. Following Sunshine Underground, Joy Formidable, Magic Numbers and Los Campesinos last year, we now have the chance to see the indie legends British Sea Power, John Bramwell from Manchester’s I Am Kloot just to name a few of the big names.
Focus Wales also bringing the regulars, some locals as folk outfit Heal The Last Stand, heavy-rocking Doppelgänger or surf indie poppers Mowbird and Seazoo apart from so many others from rock, hip hop and electronic vibed-influenced music.
Also, it’s the time for Welsh people to discover the world. Again, Focus Wales is making partnerships with music organizations in such countries as Korea, France, United States in Canada to present the best new acts. Some of our fellow London Cafe’s hometown acts Mozart Sisters’ and Pierre Kwenders will perform on the big scene alongside Slow Leaves from Winnipeg, Cleo T from France and Say Sue Me from Korea with very exciting music on the way.
England and Scotland’s new sensational acts Cabbage, hailing from Manchester, Meursault with their gentle Edinburgh sound and shoegazed-inspired Coquin Migale will invade this year’s festival as well with their infectious and catchy songs.
Focus Wales is a proof that the industry even the smallest organisations can be successful if they follow the right paths and work hard.
More announcements will be on the way but you can book your tickets on focuswales.com.
The festival is ongoing from May 11th-May 13th in various Wrexham’s town venues.
You can have a preview of some acts of the festival just below with our special show: