The first 50 acts have been revealed for FOCUS Wales, the music festival and conference takes place in various venues in the town centre of Wrexham, in North Wales from Thursday 16th until Saturday 18th May 2019.
Leading the names are Boy Azooga (pictured above), The Lovely Eggs, BC Camplight, Islet, Art School Girlfriend, Seazoo, Martyn Joseph, Ani Glass, Dan Bettridge, I See Rivers, Kidsmoke, and Rachel K Collier.
Also announced are (alphabetically) AidenKeryn, Andy Hickie, Baby Brave, Blind Wilkie McEnroe, Campfire Social, Chupa Cabra, Connah Evans, Cow, Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickins', Faded Strangers, Gulls, HMS Morris, Iris Gold, Jack Found, Katie Mac, Killjoys, Korason, Lewys, Lucy Mayhew, Madi, Maines, Matthew Frederick (Climbing Trees), Mondegreen, Mountainface, Namsake, Quodega, Radio Rhydd, Rebecca Hurn, Red Telephone, Rosey Cale, Shudders, Sock, Straight Jacket Legends, Sustinere, Tallies, THE UNDRCLASS, Underline The Sky, VELVET SHAKES, and Zac White. There's much more to be announced with 200 bands across 20 stages.
There's also the first names for the conference, which will have speakers including Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival), Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union), Bev Burton (Cambridge Folk Festival), Kaptin Barret (Boomtown Festival), Iggy Amazarray (Marshall Arts), Emma Zillmann (From The Fields), Mar Sellars (Mar On Music, Canada), Adam Taylor (Mothership Group), Rebecca Ayres (Liverpool Sound City), and Adam Ryan (The Great Escape).
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced at £30.
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