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Focus Wales Festival 2023
May 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
FOCUS Wales festival 2023 will welcome 20,000 attendees and see over 250 acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham from May 4th to 6th May. Today, FOCUS Wales are thrilled to reveal another 80 new music acts for their 2023 edition.
Jeffrey Lewis And The Voltage
Among the 80 new acts announced are:
- Critics have described Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage as the world’s favourite underground indie-rock songwriters. New York’s Jeffrey Lewis and his band will play Llwyn Isaf on 4th May.
- Folk award winners The Trials of Cato (pictured below) will also play on Thursday, 4th May.
- Welsh alternative band ALASKALASKA, who are in the realm of eclectic acts such as Talking Heads and tUnE-yArDs. They will play as part of BBC Radio Wales’ live broadcast show at the festival on Saturday 6th May.
- Also announced are Jodie Marie, Baba Ali (see photos below), Cowboyy, and CHROMA. These bands join an illustrious bill of previously announced artists. The artists include The Coral, Billy Nomates, Adwaith, Squid, Dream Wife, The Joy Formidable, and Neue Grafik Ensemble.
Other Top Bands Will Appear
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 + more!
Wales’ Biggest Music Event
This year’s lineup also includes acts from the Balearics | Belgium | Canada | Catalonia | England | France | Guinea | Ireland | Japan | Madagascar | Mexico | New Zealand | Portugal | Scotland | South Korea | Sweden | Taiwan | and the USA, plus the imminent announcements of more than 100 more artists!
With circa 500 international industry professionals due to attend the 2023 festival, FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event. The event will feature three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice. FW 2023 have announced more industry delegates, including
- Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union)
- Joy Warmann (Secretly Group)
- Andrea von Foerster (Firestarter Music, USA)
- Jerome Williams (EBB, Netherlands)
- John Kerridge (Glastonbury)
- Adam Lewis (Planetary Group, USA)
Focus Wales Festival 2023
FOCUS Wales 2023 takes place on May 4th, 5th, and 6th across various venues in Wrexham. Full three-day wristbands for admission to all FOCUS Wales events are available now at focuswales.com/tickets.
The Arts Council of Wales, PRS Foundation, and Welsh Government support Focus Wales.
Click here for more local events on the Love Wrexham website.
Feature photo: Chroma