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NEWS: FOCUS Wales announce Janice Long tribute show with BBC Radio Wales plus 65 more acts for 2024

FOCUS Wales have announced a very special showcase on the Saturday of the festival, with a live BBC Introducing Wales broadcast show in tribute to the late, great, BBC broadcaster, Janice Long. Set to take place on 11th May at Ty Pawb, Wrexham, and working together with the BBC, the festival team have co-curated a special lineup of artists that Janice loved. Cara Hammond, Laura J Martin, Pixy Jones, and Kidsmoke, are all set to perform on the night, which will be presented by Janice’s colleague and dear friend, the broadcaster Adam Walton.

Also announced today is “the techno pop princess” Sam Quealy, who has been captivating audiences worldwide with her genre bending songs and wild live shows. TWST joins the bill following the release of her 2nd album Off World, as well as Galway garage band Shark School.

More new artists announced today include:
Aisha Kigs | Angharad | Bau Cat | Bethan Lloyd | Bored Marsh | Caswell & Kilcawley | Choirs For Good Wrexham | Cor DAW | Cy Humphreys | Dactyl Terra | Dirty Freud | Domanique | Elena Játiva | Escaphini | Ffenest | Figo | Fox Paloma | freekind. | Funk MC | Generation Feral | Greyzee | Hannah Acfield | HDee | Holy Coves | Joyce | Kaptin’s Rap Open Mic | Kip | Laura J Martin | Liines | LLDJ | Logic Lost | Luke RV | Magic Dragon’ Meic Agored | Mari Mathias | Megan Wyn | Mellt | NXDIA | OORYA | PARCS | Pixy Jones | Radio Cymru Broadcast Show | REME | Robbie Caswell-Jones | Rona Mac | RUVENRUVEN | Shellie Morris | Signing Sensations BSL Choir | SKUNKADELIC | SLATE | So What Now | Tara Bandito | The Big Day | The Pleasures | The Red Stains | Tony Star | Waterpistol | Worldcub | WRKHOUSE | Wylderness | Yelli Yelli + MORE

With artists from: Australia | the Balearics | Basque Country | Canada | Catalonia | Croatia | Denmark | England | France | Ghana | Indonesia | Ireland | Mexico | Mozambique | New Zealand | Nigeria | Portugal | Romania | Scotland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Ukraine | and the USA!

These new artists join the previously announced headliners, which this year includes the likes of Spiritualized, The Mysterines, The Royston Club, Deerhoof, Adwaith, Antony Szmierek, and many more.

FOCUS Wales takes place over the 9th, 10th and 11th May in Wrexham City Centre. Festival passes and tickets are on sale now at www.focuswales.com

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