FOCUS Wales First Acts Announced!

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We're very excited to announce our first wave of 50 acts for FOCUS Wales 2016, which includes...

Following the much praised 2015 event, FOCUS Wales Music, Arts and Interactive Festival returns to North Wales from 12th – 14th May for its 6th year!

FOCUS Wales will once again take over the town centre of Wrexham for three days, with organisers expecting an audience of around 5000 people, to see showcases from over 200 bands from Wales and around the globe, and a series of high profile and educational music industry seminars & events, plus stand-up comedy, taking place at multiple venues across the town.

First headliners announced for the 2016 festival include: Explosive indie/electronic crossover THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND, will headline the Friday night, while fresh from supporting THE FOO FIGHTERS and from slots at Reading and Leeds festivals, rockers GOD DAMN open the festival on Thursday night.

Alongside this GWENNO (who received a four star review for her album in both MOJO and Q magazine) makes her FOCUS Wales debut headlining at St Giles church, NME favourites KAGOULE are at Central Station and H.HAWKLINE, JOHN LAWRENCE (GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI) and KIZZY CRAWFORD also take top spots.

Plus, 2016 sees the return of stand up comedy to the festival with Jarred Christmas, Gary Delaney, Sean Hughes and Pete Firman forming an all-star bill at Glyndwr University on the Friday night.

With the first interactive sessions and industry speakers to be announced shortly; along with an expanded arts programme, more headline acts and another 150 brilliant new music acts from the UK and around the globe, FOCUS Wales 2016 looks set to be the biggest yet. A limited amount of Earlybird tickets (at just £30 each for the whole three day festival) are still available but selling fast!

FOCUS Wales Music Arts Interactive 2016 takes place on the 12th, 13th & 14th of MAY at multiple venues in Wrexham, North Wales.

Published on 09 November 2015 by Ben Robinson

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