Created by Wales Millennium Centre, Festival of Voice is an international arts festival in Cardiff that celebrates the voice in all its forms.
Already known as a major international hub for the performing arts, both WMC its city are at the heart of pioneering and inventive programming. Festival of Voice is fulfilling WMC’s ambition to create innovative work on an international platform - by bringing together unique collaborations in contemporary and classical music, opera, theatre, talks and visual art.
The first edition of the festival took place in 2016 and featured the likes of the Welsh National Opera, Rufus Wainwright, Bryn Terfel, Van Morrison, John Grant, Laura Mvula and Ben Folds, as well as many more smaller and local acts.
Back in 2018, the festival this year sees Patti Smith leading the line-up, playing both the Millennium Centre and a set at St. John’s Church, with singer-songwriter Laura Veirs also playing the latter venue as part of the programme.
Billy Bragg and Nadine Shah, Gruff Rhys, Laura Veirs and Passenger will roll up at the Millennium Centre throughout June, while Karine Polwart will perform at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Elvis Costello, Angélique Kidjo and Gwenno have joined the line up for Cardiff’s Festival of Voice, alongside Susanne Sundfør, Tank and the Bangas, A Filetta, Every Song I've Ever Written, Reykjavíkurdætur, Camille O’Sullivan, Novo Amor, Atlantic Arc Orchestra and the Gentle Good.
Recently announced to perform too were Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay's new project LUMP, Charlotte Church and Ibibio Sound Machine. Ensure to catch all these and yet more acts still to be announced by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.