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Festival of Voice is Cardiff’s international arts festival, bringing artists and audiences together over four days of incredible live music, thought-provoking performance and inspirational talks.


Be immersed in a global chorus of voices, assembled in the heart of Cardiff Bay, from Thursday 29 October to Sunday 1 November 2020.

"Festival of Voice is much more than a music festival; it’s an exploration of what the voice can do and how important it is to have one. Grab your wristbands now and join us in October – it promises to be an unforgettable long weekend."

Graeme Farrow, Artistic Director

Now in its third iteration, the festival has become an annual event and is introducing wristbands for 2020 - allowing festival goers to discover several performance spaces in Wales Millennium Centre and Portland House - located within a few minutes’ walk of each other.

With weekend and day passes available as well as free public performances, everyone can join in this celebration of the voice and everything that it can do.

Since the festival began in 2016, it's showcased some of the world’s most recognisable voices from across the musical spectrum including: Patti Smith, Van Morrison, Femi Kuti, Laura Marling, Candi Staton, Elvis Costello, Hugh Masekela, Rufus Wainwright, Fatoumata Diawara, John Grant and Angélique Kidjo.

At the heart of the festival are one-off collaborations that merge voices and genres.

In 2016, audiences were treated to a unique evening that saw The Velvet Underground’s John Cale share the stage with Charlotte Church and actor Michael Sheen.

And in 2018, Gruff Rhys premiered his album Babelsberg on the Wales Millennium Centre stage accompanied by the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales.


To kick things off we're welcoming Cate Le Bon as both a performer and a guest curator for part of the festival – bringing her own eclectic selection of voices from around the world.

More announcements will be coming soon and a full festival programme will be announced later this year.

£90 Early Bird Weekend Passes