Gig Overview FOCUS Wales is a 4 day annual mutli-venue festival taking place in Wrexham, North Wales, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world. FOCUS Wales 2015 will mark the festival’s 5th birthday! – and the 5th edition will welcome over 5,000 new music fans to the town, building upon 2014′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales as we showcase 150+ bands, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 15 stages, host 3 days of interactive sessions and events, and showcase 3 days of stand-up comedy! http://www.focuswales.com/ 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 the festival, including special guest headliners, and selected International acts. BandWagon submissions are open to UK based artists of all genres. Selected Artists Information… Selected artists will receive a full festival week pass. *The festival pass grants artists free access to all venues, live shows & seminars throughout the festival (capacity permitting). Selected artists will be featured on the festival website & festival promo materials. Selected artists will receive a show rider (refreshments) Selected artists can sell merchandise throughout the festival. Selected artists will be provided with a Backline of: Drum Kit (Minus ‘Breakables’; Snare, Cymbals, Kick Pedal and Sticks), and Bass Rig. The festival offers performers the unique opportunity to perform in front of music industry experts, investors and advisors. History: Now in its 5th year, FOCUS Wales is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and important new music industry events in the UK. FOCUS Wales 2014 featured non-stop music throughout the weekend from 150+ acts across 15 stages. Previous FOCUS Wales performers include: Euros Childs / Michael Rother (NEU! / Harmonia / Kraftwerk) / Catfish & The Bottlemen / Kids In Glass Houses / Charlotte Church / John Cooper Clarke / Damo Suzuki (CAN) / Gulp / Islet / The Whip / All We Are / DJ Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) / Cian Ciaran / Gary Delaney / Jodie Marie / Man Without Country / Georgia Ruth / Norman Lovett / By The Sea / Jamie Smith's Mabon / The Gentle Good / Bastions / Al Lewis + lots more! Previous International acts include performers from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Finland, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Croatia, Germany, and Sweden. The Interactive discussions and workshops at FOCUS Wales have included speakers and representatives from: Glastonbury Festival, Spotify, John Robb (Louder Than War), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Thomas Heher of WAVES Vienna Festival (Austria), Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music), Artrocker, Pledge Music, The Guardian, Sentric Music, Paul Gray of The Damned & Musicians' Union, PRS for Music, The Big Chill Festival (UK), Guto Pryce of Super Furry Animals, Glass Butter Beach Festival (UK), Pipe & Hat Music (Canada), SWN Festival (UK), Modern Art Management (The Whip & Golden Fable), Un-Convention, Nuclear Blast Records UK, Q Radio, Kerrang! Radio, TeamRock.Com, Zimabalam, TKO Booking Agency, Good Lizard Media (The Prodigy, Underworld & The Subways), Shape Records (UK), Debt Records (UK), Welsh Government, Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, and KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Alan McGee (Creation Records: OASIS, PRIMAL SCREAM, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS), and Michael Rother (KRAFTWERK, NEU! & HARMONIA).
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