Full schedule announced for FOCUS Wales

News: 27th April 2023 by Louise Dodgson under Music Training & Careers

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, and 250+ acts descend upon
Wrexham from around the world, across 4th–6th May 2023.

The festival keynote session has been announced today as Gerald Simpson (A Guy Called Gerald) in conversation with Aleighcia Scott (BBC Radio Wales). Gerald will discuss his career in music, from growing up in
Manchester, being a founding member of electronic group 808 State, and producing records for over 25 years.  

Other panel topics include the future of the European festival market (chaired by AAA), Equality and Class Parity within music, the use of music on screen hosted by PRS for Music, and Creator to Fan: How are artists reaching
audiences with their recorded music in 2023 and how has this changed? Presented by PPL. POWER UP Wales will also be hosting a black music action group roundtable. Other presenter partners include: MMF UK, British
Council, Noise Unit PR, and Gwyl Cymru. 

Speakers and delegates participating in this year’s festival include: Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool Festival, Spain), Jean-Louis Brossard (Trans Musicales, France), Dev Sherlock (SXSW), Andrea von Foerster (Firestarter Music, USA), Emma Zillmann (Live Nation), Cecilia Soojeong yi (DMZ Peace Train Festival, South Korea), Joy Warmann (Secretly Group), John Kennedy (Radio X), Ralf Niemczyk (Rolling Stone, Germany), Weining Hung (LUCfest, Taiwan), Chris Barrett (AAA), Lauren Down (End of The Road Festival) plus lots more.

To see the full conference schedule, head to the link below and grab your festival passes now!

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