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News : FOCUS Wales takes 'strongest ever' Welsh line-up to SXSW 2019

FOCUS Wales has announced a new partnership with Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, and BBC Horizons : Gorwelion, to showcase a selection of the best new Welsh artists in Austin, Texas this March for SXSW 2019.

The FOCUS Wales team will be travelling to Austin to place a spotlight on the artists at the official FOCUS Wales at SXSW showcase, which is set to take place on Wednesday, March 13th at Swan Dive, Austin, from 7pm (CST).

The bands representing Wales in the US will be Welsh Music Prize winners Boy Azooga (above), Gallops, Kidsmoke, Wolf Tone's recent signings Art School Girlfriend (below), the banjo driven barn-storming country of Cardiff's Darren Eedens & The Slim Pickin's and Wrexham lo-fi indie popsters, Seazoo.

As Andy Jones, FOCUS Wales co-founder and organiser of the FOCUS Wales stage at SXSW, said: "We're so excited to be presenting this line-up in Texas. It's by far the strongest line up of new music from Wales to appear at SXSW to date.".