FOCUS Wales festival will welcome 20,000 attendees, and see over 250+ acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham across 4th–6th May. Today, FOCUS Wales are thrilled to reveal another 80 new music acts for their 2023 edition.
Among the 80 new acts announced today are Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage. Described as the world’s favourite underground indie-rock songwriter, New York’s musician/comic book artist and his band will play Llwyn Isaf on 4th May.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners The Trials of Cato are also joining the Wrexham festival lineup on Thursday 4th May. Champions of inventive pop along the lines of Talking Heads and tUnE-yArDs, Welsh alternative band ALASKALASKA will appear as part of BBC Radio Wales’ live broadcast show on Saturday 6th May. Also announced today are Jodie Marie, Baba Ali, Cowboyy, and CHROMA, who will join an exciting bill of previously revealed artists, including The Coral, Billy Nomates, Adwaith, Squid, Dream Wife, The Joy Formidable, and Neue Grafik Ensemble.
Also announced today are
4Dee | Aisha Kigs | Alffa | AWST | Baby Brave | Bibi Club | Boy With Apple | BRACCO | Campfire Social | Cara Hammond | Carlota Flâneur | Cassidy Mann | Commander Spoon | Cosmic Dog Fog | Delta Ladies Choir | E1EVEN | Elina Lee | Ellen Froese | False Hope For The Savage | Ffenest | Fernie | God Alone | GRIEF | Grimelda | Gros Coeur | Haley Blais | Half/Time | Hanorah | Hause Plants | Hazmat | Holy Coves | Holy Nothing | Hourglvss | Isa Leen | Ivytide | Izra Fitch | Jack in Water | James and the Cold Gun | KINGKHAN | Kitty | La Flor Romanial | Laurence-Anne | Lizzie Squad | LohArano | MC Salum | Mercy Rose | Mouraine | Mr Phormula | Muddy Elephant | NADUH | New Wave Sound.Ent | Nita | Nuria Graham | One Kabira | Paperhouse | Perfectparachutepicture | Pillow Fite | Queen of Harps | SHLUG | Tara Bandito | Teddy Hunter | Telgate | Trypas Corassão | Wedance | Wrexham One Love Choir | XL the Band | Yasmine Latkowski | Yohvn Blvck | Zero
Focus Wales 2023 is set to welcome artists from the Balearics, Belgium, Canada, Catalonia, England, France, Guinea, Ireland, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and the USA, with over 100 more artists yet to be announced!
With circa 500 international industry professionals due to attend the 2023 festival, FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event, with three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice. Among the industry delegates announced today are Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union), Joy Warmann (Secretly Group), Andrea von Foerster (Firestarter Music, USA), Jerome Williams (EBB, Netherlands), John Kerridge (Glastonbury) and Adam Lewis (Planetary Group, USA).
FOCUS Wales 2023 takes places 4th – 6th May across various venues in Wrexham, North Wales. Full 3-day wristbands for admission to all FOCUS Wales events are available now at www.focuswales.com/tickets
FOCUS Wales is supported by Arts Council of Wales, PRS Foundation, and the Welsh Government.