Andy Jones is the co-founder and music programmer for the FOCUS Wales showcase festival. Andy has worked within the music industry for over 20 years; as an artist, label MD, manager, 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 showcase festival. FOCUS Wales is an annual international showcase festival, which takes place in Wrexham each May. 2024 marks the festival’s 14th anniversary, and will welcome over 20,000 festival goers, with over 250 artists from around the world performing across 20 stages. Alongside the annual festival, FOCUS Wales also have an international branch to their work, supporting artists from Wales to export across the globe, with FOCUS Wales showcases to date at SXSW, New Colossus, M for Montreal, BreakOut West, Zandari Festa, LUCfest, and more projects in the works. Andy has taken part in conferences at leading music industry events around the world, including events in Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA.