May 17, 2024

FOCUS Wales 2025: Call for Applications is now open!

Mark your calendars because FOCUS Wales is back with a bang, set to electrify Wrexham from May 8th to May 10th, 2025! If you’ve been dreaming of gracing the stage at one of the most dynamic and diverse showcase festivals on the planet, then this is your golden opportunity. Yes, you heard it right, the call for applications is officially open, and you can now present your music via gigmit for a chance to shine in the spotlight!

Looking back at 2024

But first, let’s take a moment to applaud the incredible talent that graced the stages of FOCUS Wales in 2024, all discovered through gigmit. From the ethereal sounds of Eyre Llew to the infectious energy of DARTZ, each act brought something unique to the table, captivating audiences and leaving a lasting impression. With names like Tara Bandito, Chasing Shadows, Mangetout, Pys Melyn, Greyzee, RuvenRuven, Worldcub, LIINES, Muddy Elephant, Mercy Magnates, Rebecca Hurn and #joystick, it’s no wonder FOCUS Wales has become synonymous with discovering the hottest new talent from across the globe.

FOCUS Wales has been harnessing the power of gigmit since 2019 to unearth hidden gems and bring them into the limelight. Andy Jones, one of the masterminds behind the festival, has praised gigmit as “the platform for discovering new artists from across the globe”.

4. Gallops at FOCUS Wales 2023 DSCF4454 credit Robin Parker
Gallops at FOCUS Wales 2023 | Credit: Robin Parker

What is FOCUS Wales? 

For those unfamiliar with FOCUS Wales, allow us to paint a picture for you. Picture this: multiple venues across the vibrant city of Wrexham pulsating with the beat of music from emerging Welsh talent and international acts alike. The festival, awarded ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ at the UK Festival Awards, is a testament to Wrexham’s ascent as a city of culture, drawing in crowds of over 22,000 eager music lovers each year.

But FOCUS Wales is more than just a music festival; it’s a celebration of creativity, innovation, and community. From interactive industry panels to networking events and film screenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

There’s no better place to discover new talent than FOCUS Wales.

Apply for FOCUS Wales as an Artist

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a budding artist looking to make your mark or a seasoned performer ready to take your career to new heights, FOCUS Wales 2025 is the stage you’ve been waiting for. Submit your application via gigmit before November 11th, 2024, and who knows, you could be the next big thing to emerge from this legendary festival.

What to expect in 2025

2025 marks the 15th anniversary of the festival! And the best occasion to witness the magic unfold before your eyes. With over 300 live sets, a conference featuring industry experts, and an atmosphere buzzing with creativity, this is one event you won’t want to miss. 

So, dust off your dancing shoes, warm up those vocal cords, and get ready to experience the thrill of FOCUS Wales 2025!

And remember, in the words of Andy Jones himself, “there’s no better place to discover new talent than FOCUS Wales.” See you on stage!

Register as an Artist here, and submit your application to play FOCUS Wales 2025!