Battles announced for FOCUS Wales

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2020 will mark the 10th anniversary edition of the FOCUS Wales international showcase festival in Wrexham

winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards, and recently shortlisted for a European Festival Award. The festival will see over 250+ acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham across 7th – 9th May.


Today, FOCUS Wales announce cult American experimental rock band Battles, who join the festival’s 2020 line-up. The New York City duo released their 4th album Juicy B Crypts in October 2019, which features collaborations with Tune-Yards and Liquid Liquid, amongst others. Battles will play Friday 8th May at Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham. Also announced today is the electronic artist best known as one half of critically acclaimed Factory Floor, Nik Colk Void. God Damn return to FOCUS Wales this year, described by NME as "Black Sabbath having a screaming row with Nirvana", they’re not one to be missed. These acts join the likes of Richard Hawley, Altin Gün, Gruff Rhys, Flamingods, Lucy Spraggan and Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita, who have already been announced for the festival.

Amongst the other 50 acts announced today are…

Clwb Fuzz | Haviah Mighty | Alffa | Núria Graham | Yr Eira | Neighbours Burning Neighbours | Go Go Machine Orchestra | PAVVLA | Luke RV | YazMean | Red Telephone | Pet Crow | COW | Tapestri | Zulu Zulu | Lowri Evans & Lee Mason | Kim Hon | Lady Nade | Seafoam Green | Stephanie Finegan | AF The Naysayer | Katy Rose Bennett | The Pleasure Dome | Harri Endersby | Vulpes Urbana | Hollie Rogers | Jordan Price Williams | Mondegreen | Culture Vultures | Lewys | MAZ + artists from Australia, Austria, Balearics, Canada, Catalonia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Taiwan, and the USA.

FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event, with three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice, the festival will see over 400 music industry professionals descend upon Wrexham from around the world.

Published on 15 February 2020 by Ben Robinson

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