Focus Wales 2014 (Non-UK Artists): Music Festival & Conference

Posted by:  FOCUS Wales  | When:  –  | Where: Wrexham, Wales, GBR

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PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for artists based outside of the UK ONLY. If you are currenlty based in the UK please go to this listing.

Focus Wales is a 4 day Music Festival & Conference which also features a selection of comedy shows, and is held at multiple venues in Wrexham, North Wales, UK. The festival will feature 150+ acts, and takes place over the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of April 2014. Submissions are open to all artists, no matter your location. There are 20 performance slots reserved for acts based in the UK, and 10 performance slots reserved for International acts outside of the UK.

With music industry panels and discussions, featuring experts from all sectors of the industry - and live performances from a collection of the very best in music of Welsh origin throughout weekend, including special guest headliners, and selected International acts.

Selected artists will receive:

  • All selected artists will receive a full festival wristband. The festival wristband grants artists free access to all of the venues, live shows & seminars throughout the festival (capacity permitting).
  • All selected international artists will receive a show rider & catering.
  • All selected artists will be featured on the festival website & included on the festival promo materials.
  • The festival offers performers the unique opportunity to perform in front of music industry experts, investors and advisors, and can help to establish their name and music within the UK music industry.


Now in its 4th year, FOCUS Wales is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and important new music industry events in the UK. FOCUS Wales 2013 featured non-stop music throughout the weekend from 120+ acts over 10 stages. Previous FOCUS Wales performers include: Michael Rother (NEU! / Harmonia / Kraftwerk) / The Whip / Charlotte Church / Jodie Marie / Man Without Country / Gulp / By The Sea / John Lawrence / Race Horses / Masters In France / Bensh / Jamie Smith's Mabon / The Gentle Good / Bastions / Al Lewis / The Roseville Band / We Are Animal + lots more! Previous International acts include performers from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, and Sweden.

The Interactive discussions and workshops at FOCUS Wales have previously included speakers and representatives from: BBC Radio, GLASTONBURY Festival, JOHN ROBB Louder Than War, THOMAS HEHER WAVES Vienna Festival (Austria), A P CHILDS Artrocker & The Guardian, PAUL GRAY - The Damned & Musicians' Union, SWN Festival (Cardiff), PIPE & HAT Records (Canada), AL FARQUHAR of Modern Art Management (The Whip, Golden Fable), GUTO PRYCE - GULP and SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, RUTH DANIEL - Un-Convention, JOHN HYWEL MORRIS - PRS for Music, PETE BAILEY - Nuclear Blast Records UK / Q Radio & Kerrang! Radio, CHRIS DYER - Zimabalam UK, MARK DURSTON - Glass Butter Beach Festival, WELSH MUSIC FOUNDATION, TKO Booking Agency, GOOD LIZARD MEDIA (The Prodigy, Underworld & The Subways), LOUIS BARABBAS - Debt Records (UK), ARTS COUNCIL of WALES, DAWSON BREED MUSIC - Booking Agency, and KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAEL ROTHER of KRAFTWERK, NEU! & HARMONIA.

Application Criteria

  • Front person gender requirement: Male

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You must be based outside of the UK to submit to this listing.