FOCUS Wales have announced Scottish post-punk heroes The Twilight Sad, will join their festival’s 2020 line-up.
From their unassuming origins as a group of school friends drawn together by a shared passion for music to the global touring force they have quietly become, The Twilight Sad’s ascent has been forged the old way: with grit, graft and four exceptional studio albums. The latest of these albums, 2019’s IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS FOREVER was a critical triumph.
2020 will mark the 10th anniversary edition of the FOCUS Wales international showcase festival in Wrexham, winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards, and recently shortlisted for a European Festival Award. The festival will see over 250+ acts from Wales and around the world descend upon Wrexham across 7th – 9th
The Twilight Sad will play Saturday 9th May at Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham. Tickets for this show are on sale now via the FOCUS Wales website.
Amongst the other acts already announced to play the 2020 festival are…
Richard Hawley | Battles | Gruff Rhys | Altin Gün | Stealing Sheep | Flamingods | Lucy Spraggan | Georgia Ruth | JOHN | Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita | Gallops | The Breath | Trials of Cato | Adwaith | Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor) | God Damn | Karima Francis | Chinatown Slalom + artists from Australia, Austria, Balearics, Canada, Catalonia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Taiwan, and the USA.
FOCUS Wales has become Wales’ biggest music industry event, with three days of panels, keynote talks, and industry advice, the festival will see over 400 music industry professionals descend upon Wrexham from around the world. Delegates announced so far include: David Silbaugh (Summerfest, USA), Lisa Schwartz (Folk Alliance), Jason Mayall (Fuji Rock Festival, Japan), Jude Rogers (The Guardian), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury), Bev Burton (Killer B), Julie Weir (Sony Music), Henca Maduro (New Skool Rules, Netherlands), Emma Zillmann (Blue Dot/Kendal Calling), Klaus Pwela (Arcadia Live, Austria), and Cesar Andion (Live Nation, Spain). To see the full list of delegates and artists announced so far, visit www.focuswales.com