Applications now open to play Focus Wales 2020

The annual new music showcase event for the Welsh music industry is giving acts the opportunity to play alongside established artists and international acts.

The 2020 Focus Wales showcase takes place from 7 to 9 May in Wrexham, Wales and has previously hosted performers like British Sea Power, Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia, Kraftwerk), Jane Weaver, Cate Le Bon, Los Campesinos and Damo Suzuki (Can).

Applications to play at Focus Wales are open until 1 December 2019 to original music makers and will be reviewed by the Focus Wales team, industry representatives and showcase partners.

Focus Wales are aiming to inform all selected acts before 31 January 2020.

The 2020 edition of the event will mark the 10th anniversary of the showcase, which will welcome over 15,000 people to Wrexham.

The event will showcase more than 250 band from across the world over 20 stages, with a particular focus on the emerging talent Wales has to offer.

The showcase will also host a full schedule of interactive industry sessions, arts events and film screenings.

The first acts for Focus Wales are due to be announced soon.

In order to apply to play artists must have 30 minutes of original material ready to showcase to industry representative.

For more information and to apply, please visit