FOCUS Wales is back and will take place over the 23rd – 26th of April 2014!
FOCUS Wales is a 4 day annual festival taking place in Wrexham each April, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world. FOCUS Wales 2014 marks the festival’s 4th year – and the 4th edition will welcome over 4,000 people to the town, building upon 2013′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There’s no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales as we showcase 150+ bands, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 14 stages, host 3 days of interactive sessions and events, and showcase 3 days of stand-up comedy!
Damo fronted Can, the legendary German avant-rock/krautrock band credited as an influence by Sonic Youth, the Pixies, Primal Scream and The Fall between 1971 and 1973. With him in the lineup, Can produced their most enduring and innovative work, including classic albums like 1971's Tago Mago, 1972's Ege Bamyasi and 1973's Future Days'. He then left, aged 23, explaining in his characteristically enigmatic style that he was 'much more curious about another life'. Damo's intense live performances are informed by a band of “sound carriers”: spontaneous collaborations which aim to create an off-the-cuff musical 'conversation'; liberated, lavish jams which result in an exclusivity of each and every performance.
The Black Diamond Express will provided support for Damo before from man Toby Mottershead and Bassist Ewan Gibson join Damo on stage again for the main event.