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Cate Le Bon And Joan As Police Woman Among First Acts Confirmed For Cardiff's Llais Festival 2024

Wednesday, 08 May 2024 Written by Jon Stickler

The first names have been announced for this year's Llais festival.

The event will take place at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay between October 9 and 13, as part of the three-week Cardiff Music City Festival, supported by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council.

Highlights of the 2024 edition of Llais will include a special Cate Le Bon (pictured) performance, which will see her launch her seventh studio album. There will also be a rare live performance by Joan As Police Woman, who will play songs from her forthcoming new record, supported by Islet.

Rising jazz and ambient experimental vocalist Ganavya is also set to appear, as is Somali singer Sahra Halgan, and a cappella legends Sweet Honey In The Rock, who'll play their only UK show of the year.

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares will return with Voices And Strings in collaboration with composer Georgi Andreev and Quarto Quartet, and Grammy Award-nominated Irish sean-nós vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird will team up with pianist and composer Cormac McCarthy.

Additionally, A Celebration of Bay Jazz will take place as part of the Butetown Bay Jazz Heritage Festival, which returns after a 12-year absence to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The Welsh Music Prize will also feature as part of this year's festival.

More acts are to be announced for the event in the coming months. 

What? A multi-day arts festival presenting a programme of both free and ticketed events, live music, digital experiences, free workshops, and playful experiences dedicated to the instrument that we all share, the voice.

Where? Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay.

When? October 9 to 13.

Who? The first acts to be announced for the event include Cate Le Bon, Joan As Police Woman, Ganavya, Sahra Halgan, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Gwen Siôn: Llwch A Llechi, Le Gateau Chocolat: Spirituals, Lleuwen Steffan: Tafod Arian, Welsh Music Prize, Colored: The Unsung Life Of Claudette Colvin, and more.

Further acts and more information will be revealed in due course. Head here for details.

Tickets? Tickets are on sale now. Festival goers can buy tickets for two shows and receive 10% off their order or 15% off when they buy tickets to three or more events.

Llais Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed October 09 2024 - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
Thu October 10 2024 - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
Fri October 11 2024 - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
Sat October 12 2024 - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
Sun October 13 2024 - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre

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