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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.

Our international arts festival returns from 29 October to 1 November 2020 for four days of incredible live music and performances. Cate Le Bon will be with us as both a performer and a guest curator.

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.

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Previous Festivals

The 10-day Festival began in 2016 and featured over 100 performances across the city, immersing Cardiff in the incredible talents of singers and performers from around the world.

Artists such as John Cale, Van Morrison, Bryn Terfyl and Laura Mvula all helped make Festival of Voice a resounding success and introduced Wales Millennium Centre to a whole new audience.

Festival of Voice 2018 celebrated the spirit of discovery and extended its reach to the rest of city with events taking place in venues across the city - from the Sherman Theatre to the Hayes.

It also saw the Centre transforming it's own spaces with the Donald Gordon Theatre stage being reversed for club nights featuring Ibibio Sound Machine and Charlotte Church's event, Utopia.

The festival kicked off with a large-scale collaboration - in celebration of a hundred years of votes for women - which saw thousands joining processions through the streets of Cardiff.

Renowned artists from around the world were a huge part of the festival with the likes of Laura Veirs, Tank and the Bangas, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Passenger taking to the stage with shows spanning a variety of art forms.

Embracing the idea of a city-wide festival, an international street food zone and a 360 cinema dome were created at the rear of the building while the Glanfa became the main festival hub with games, performances and art installations creating plenty of interest and atmosphere.

Each year the festival continues to evolve and is driven by what inspires us and excites our audiences. 2020 promises to be even better so book your tickets early.

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