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Andy Jones

Andy Jones, FOCUS Wales Co-Founder & Festival Programmer Andy Jones is the co-founder and music booker for the FOCUS Wales showcase festival. Andy has worked within the music industry for over 15 years; as an artist, label MD, and promoter. He's delivered work for a variety of labels, including dedicated releases in the UK, Germany, Italy and Canada. Through these projects Andy has gained extensive experience of the various sectors, providing his team with a depth of expertise which underpins the delivery of the FOCUS Wales festival. FOCUS Wales is an annual international showcase festival for the Welsh music industry, and takes place in Wrexham each May, placing the industry spotlight firmly on the talent that Wales has to offer the world. 2020 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary year edition, and will welcome over 15,000 festival goers, with over 250+ bands from around the world performing across 20 stages. Alongside the annual festival, FOCUS Wales are now developing an international branch to their work, supporting artists from Wales to export across the globe, with FOCUS Wales showcases to date at SXSW, POP Montreal, BreakOut West, and more projects to be announced. Andy has taken part in conferences at music industry events around the world, including BreakOut West (Western Canada), Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), SHOW ME (Switzerland), Indie Week (Toronto), LUCfest (Taiwan), Ear Hub (Hong Kong), MU:CON (Korea), Zandari Festa (Korea), Nova Scotia Music Week, and NewSkool Rules (The Netherlands). Andy speaks on Meet the European Festivals