ORGANISERS of a popular annual music festival have revealed part of their lineup for next year.

2020 will mark the 10th edition of FOCUS Wales’ international showcase festival in Wrexham.

The event will see more than 250 acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham between May 7 and 9.

And FOCUS Wales have now revealed their first 50 new music acts who will be playing the 2020 festival.

Super Furry Animals front man and award winning Welsh music icon Gruff Rhys will be playing FOCUS Wales for the first time.

Indie buzz band Flamingods also join the festival line-up following the release of their critically acclaimed 2019 album Levitation.

The multi award-winning musicians Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita will be showcasing their collaborative project at FOCUS Wales, alongside fellow BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Breath and The Trials of Cato.

Also on the bill are 6Music favourites JOHN, who have been causing a stir following their recent tour support with Idles.

There will be a wide range of other artists including Georgia Ruth, Gallops, The Royston Club, Accü, Art School Girlfriend, Ynys, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Seazoo, Golden Fable, Adwaith, Panic Shack, Worldcub and many more.

FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event, with three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice.

The festival will see more than 400 music industry professionals descend upon Wrexham from around the world.

First speakers announced include David Silbaugh (Summerfest, USA), Henca Maduro (New Skool Rules, Netherlands), Kaptin Barrett (Boomtown Festival), Emma Zillmann (Blue Dot Festival / Kendal Calling), Lisa Schwartz (Philadelphia Folk Festival, USA), and Stephen Budd (Africa Express / OneFest).

FOCUS Wales 2020 takes places May 7, 8 and 9 across various venues in Wrexham.

Full three-day wristbands for admission to all FOCUS Wales events are available now at

FOCUS Wales has also been shortlisted for the Best Festival for Emerging Talent by the UK Festival Awards, the winners of which will be announced in December.

The event is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.