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Focus Wales 2015: Early Bird on Sale Now

Early-bird tickets for the Focus Wales 2015 music festival and conference are now on sale. This will the the fifth birthday for Focus Wales and as such the music festival will be running a series of surprise events which will be announced later in the year. Focus Wales 2015 will take place between April 22 … Continue reading

Focus on festival costs not travel costs

Wrexham-based music festival Focus Wales have teamed up with the organisers of Wakestock Gwyl y Mor to bring festival-goers the Focus by the Sea stage this summer. As well as providing festival fans a new stage of eclectic Welsh music, the Focus team have teamed up with The Big Green Coach Company to provide a … Continue reading

University e-mail goes viral

Glyndwr University students will have awoken today and checked their e-mail to see quite a surprise. An apparent Chester FC fan had been able to hack into the School of Undergraduate studies and e-mail the entirety of the student population with an anti-Wrexham AFC chant. Warning: Contains Swearing The University were quick to ensure students … Continue reading

Heal The Last Stand to play Glastonbury

Last week in Wrexham we met up with Heal The Last Stand as they were preparing for their fourth outing at Focus Wales. The Wrexham-based band performed twice at the festival and were able to add the gigs to their fairly healthy musical CV. It won’t be Heal The Last Stand’s first Glastonbury outing as … Continue reading

Saturday At Focus: What’s On!

As we reach the final day of Focus Wales, Wrexham will once again be bustling with bands, musicians and more. The four-day festival has this year been spread across 16 stages and will see more than 150 bands perform in a unique spread of venues including pubs, the University and the now famous Saint Giles’ … Continue reading

Interview: The Bluebottle Veins

Tell us about the Bluebottle Veins and the style of music you play. Gareth Jones (Guitar / Vocals): The band’s been going for about two years now. We sort of play Indie Blues Rock, that’s probably the closest description. Steven Owen (Bass): I don’t think you need the Indie really. I reckon it’s just Blues … Continue reading

Interview: Aled Rheon

You’re from Cardiff? Is this your first time in Wrexham? Yeah, I’m having a really good time in Wrexham. It’s my first time in Wrexham. Tell us about what it means to be involved in something like Focus Wales. It’s great to be involved in Focus Wales. It’s a showcase of great talent from all … Continue reading

Interview: Thomas Jonnson of I’m Kingfisher

Tell us about I’m Kingfisher. What is your style and your influences? It’s an American sounding thing. It’s basically just me and my guitar, although on the albums I’m playing with more arrangements but when I’m touring… I used to play with a band once but that was a long while ago. I like to … Continue reading

Maydays to rock Focus and Chester.

Wrexham-based The Maydays will be playing Focus Wales. It’s due to be a huge year for the Maydays who will also be playing Chester Rocks in June alongside bands such as Razorlight, The Feeling and The Suns. Looking forward to playing Chester the Maydays are preparing to play at their second Focus Wales. “It’s a … Continue reading

Interview: Steve Nicholls, Guitarist for Baby Brave and Camera / Managing Director of Drum With Our Hands

Tell us about your role in the festival and how you’re involved. Well, I’m just playing in the bands and actually me and my friend run a small record label, Drum With Our Hands. We had the stage last night, we did a stage.  Okay, so you helped to book all the bands on that … Continue reading