FOCUS WALES has announced the first 70 music acts that will perform at next year's event, which promises to be the biggest yet.

The 2024 edition of the much-loved festival will welcome over 20,000 attendees, and see over 250 acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham between May 9 and 11.

Among the first acts announced today (November 28) are - and kicking the festival off at Llwyn Isaf on May 9 will be - The Royston Club.

Returning home following a hugely successful year which has seen the band deliver an extensive sold out UK tour in support of their debut album 'Shaking Hips and Crashing Cars', which charted in the official UK top 20 this summer.

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Their performance at FOCUS Wales 2024 will be their biggest ever hometown show.

Also that evening, the captivating and experimental, ghillie suited Snapped Ankles will play The Rockin Chair and critically-acclaimed triple harpist, Cerys Hafana, will take to the stage at St Giles’ Parish Church.

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Having released a top 10 charting debut album in 2022, and toured with Arctic Monkeys throughout 2023, The Mysterines will release their highly anticipated second album in the spring, and will play FOCUS Wales on Friday, May 10.

That same evening, the otherworldly Flamingods return to Wrexham following the release of their successful 2023 album, ‘Head of Pomegranate’, a show they co-headline with two time Welsh music prize winners, Adwaith.

Also that night, the much loved troubadour, Willy Mason, best known for his songs which include ‘Oxygen’, and ‘Talk Me Down’, will bring his expansive sound and huge back catalogue to Wrexham.

With a catalogue spanning three decades, Spiritualized are entering a new era with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album in January 2024.t

The multi-award winning band will headline the Llwyn Isaf Stage in Wrexham on Saturday, May 11.

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Supports on that show will come in the shape of exciting Welsh bands ISLET, and Seazoo, with more to be announced.

Also performing on the Saturday are the explosive San Francisco alt-rock band Deerhoof, described by Pitchfork as “the best band in the world”, and it’s hard to disagree.


While elsewhere on the Saturday the festival will host the winner of The Guardian’s Folk Album of the Year award, Angeline Morrison, who will play in St Giles Church, with support from the award winning Welsh singer-songwriter, The Gentle Good.

Headliners across other stages throughout the festival include: The Bug Club, Skinny Pelembe, CVC, Fat Dog, Magugu, Benefits, Melin Melyn and Aleighcia Scott.

With artists from: Australia, the Basque Country, Canada, England, Ghana, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, South Korea and the USA all coming to Wrexham in 2024, you can see the full list of 70 acts (with 180 more to be announced) and get tickets from the FOCUS Wales website.