FOCUS Wales festival will welcome over 20,000 attendees and see over 250+ acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham from 9th to 11th May.
They have just revealed the first 70 new music acts for their 2024 festival. Which is set to be their biggest edition to date.
Kicking the festival off at Llwyn Isaf on 9th May will be The Royston Club. Returning home following a hugely successful year that saw the band deliver an extensive sold-out UK tour in support of their debut album. It charted in the official UK top 20 this summer. Their performance at FOCUS Wales 2024 will be their biggest-ever hometown show.
Also that evening, the captivating and experimental, ghillie-suited Snapped Ankles will play The Rockin Chair. At the same time, the critically acclaimed triple harpist Cerys Hafana will take to the stage at St Giles’ Parish Church.
Having released a top 10 charting debut album in 2022 and toured with Arctic Monkeys throughout 2023. The Mysterines will release their highly anticipated second album in the spring and play FOCUS Wales on Friday, 10th May.
That same evening, the otherworldly Flamingods return to Wrexham following the release of their successful 2023 album, Head of Pomegranate. They are co-headlining with two-time Welsh music prize winners Adwaith.
Also that night, the much-loved troubadour Willy Mason, best known for his songs which include Oxygen and Talk Me Down, will bring his expansive sound and huge back catalogue to Wrexham.
Llwyn Isaf Stage
With a catalogue spanning three decades, Spiritualized are entering a new era with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album in January 2024, and the multi-award winning band will headline the Llwyn Isaf Stage in Wrexham on Saturday, 11th May.
Support for that show comes in the shape of exciting Welsh bands ISLET and Seazoo, with more to be announced. Also performing on the Saturday are the explosive San Francisco alt-rock band Deerhoof, described by Pitchfork as “the best band in the world”, and it’s hard to disagree.
Elsewhere on the Saturday, the festival will host the winner of The Guardian’s Folk Album of the Year award, Angeline Morrison, who will play in St Giles’ Church with support from the award-winning Welsh singer-songwriter, The Gentle Good.
Headliners across other stages throughout the festival include The Bug Club | Skinny Pelembe | CVC | Fat Dog | Magugu | Benefits | Melin Melyn | Aleighcia Scott
Other Artists Announced:
- Adjua | Annie Dressner
- Baby Brave | Banshi
- Campfire Social | Cara Hammond | CHALK | CHROMA | Cosmic Dog Fog | Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
- Dom a Lloyd | Dresden Wolves
- Eadyth | Eye
- Galestar Konexioa | Gillie | Gintis
- Half / Time | Hazmat | HMS Morris | Home Counties
- Kahpun | Kima Otung
- Laura-Leigh Dickenson | Lizzie Squad
- ManLike Vision | Maria Uzor | Mared | Mauvey | Michele Stodart | Mother Sky | Musspell
- Nesha Nycee | NIQUES
- tto Aday
- Pys Melyn
- Red Telephone | Rum Jungle
- Sailor Honeymoon | Sage Todz | Salarymen | SHLUG | Sister Envy | Siula | Sleeping Together
- The Family Battenberg
- Vanity Fairy | Voya
- Whitney Lyman
Artists for the festival will come from Australia | Basque Country | Canada | England | Ghana | Ireland | Mexico | New Zealand | Romania | South Korea | and the USA,