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Llais is Cardiff’s international arts festival, bringing artists and audiences together for incredible live music, thought-provoking performance and inspirational talks.

With a mixture of free and ticketed events, Llais presents a programme of adventurous live music, thought-provoking performance and playful experiences for everyone to explore.

"Llais 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."

Graeme Farrow, Artistic Director

Since the festival began in 2016 we've 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, Angélique Kidjo, Max Richter, Ibibio Sound Machine, John Cale, Nadine Shah, Billy Bragg, Hot Chip, Arlo Parks, Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon, Brett Anderson, Tricky, Arab Strap + more.