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Jodie Marie, Chroma, James And The Cold Gun Among 80 New Acts For Focus Wales 2023

Monday, 30 January 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Focus Wales have announced 80 new acts for the 2023 line-up.

The festival will return to venues in Wrexham, North Wales for its 12th edition in May. The event's multiple stages will host over 250 artists, as well as more than 500 music industry professionals, with the schedule comprising interactive industry sessions, stand-up comedy, arts events, film screenings, and live performances.

Among the new additions are Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Trials of Cato, ALASKALASKA, Jodie Marie, Baba Ali, Cowboyy, and Chroma (pictured). They join the previously announced headliners Billy Nomates, Squid, and The Coral, who'll top the bill on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, respectively. Head below for a list of other bands and artists set to feature. 

Among the latest industry delegates announced are Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union), Joy Warmann (Secretly Group), Andrea von Foerster (Firestarter Music, USA), Jerome Williams (EBB, Netherlands), John Kerridge (Glastonbury) and Adam Lewis (Planetary Group, USA).

What? A three-day, multi-site festival with the spotlight on artists and acts Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe.

Where? Various venues in Wrexham.

When? May 4-6, 2023.

Who? The latest additions to the bill include 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 and Zero. 

Previously announced acts include headliners Billy Nomates, Squid, and The Coral, as well as The Joy Formidable, Neue Grafik Ensemble, A Guy Called Gerald, Dream Wife, Acid Klaus, Adwaith, Afro Cluster, Al Lewis, Band Pres Llareggub, Ben Ottewell, Camera, Cerys Hafana, Dafydd Iwan, DEIJUVHS, Delta Radio, Dilletante, Dresden Wolves, Edie Bens, Gallops, George Boomsma, Go Go Machine Orchestra, Grubb & Eedens, Gwenifer Raymond, Hannah Grae, Hannah Scott, Heather Ferrier, HMS Morris, IMMERSE, ISLET, Juice Menace, Katherine Priddy, Kidsmoke, LEMFRECK, Maddie Morris, Mantaraybryn, MINAS, MOJA, Mooi, N'famady Kouyate, NoGood Boyo, Opus Kink, Paddy Hanna, Parisa Fouladi, Prima Queen, Sad Boys Club, Sage Todz, Shelf Lives, Skunkadelic, Sophie Jamieson, Sophie McKeand, SUN, TVAM, VRï, Walt Disco, Will Joseph Cook, and Ynys.

Industry delegates announced so far include Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union), Joy Warmann (Secretly Group), Andrea von Foerster (Firestarter Music, USA), Jerome Williams (EBB, Netherlands), John Kerridge (Glastonbury) and Adam Lewis (Planetary Group, USA), Lauren Down (End of The Road Festival), Cecilia Soojeong Yi (DMZ Peace Train Festival, South Korea), Claudia Ferigo (Suns Europe, Italy), David Silbaugh (Summerfest, USA), John Kerridge (Glastonbury Festival), and musician and producer A Guy Called Gerald.

Tickets? Three-day wristbands tickets are on sale now. 

Focus Wales Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu May 04 2023 - WREXHAM Various Venues
Fri May 05 2023 - WREXHAM Various Venues
Sat May 06 2023 - WREXHAM Various Venues

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