Wales Millennium Centre is bringing back the Festival of Voice from 4-7 November.
Twenty artists have been confirmed to perform in what the promoters say will be an intimate edition of the festival this year – from established international acts to emerging artists spanning multiple genres and styles.
Acts include composer Max Richter, performing for the first time in Wales with Sinfonia Cymru; Keynote address by Brian Eno; Roger Eno; recently reformed Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap; English synthpop band Hot Chip; Zimbabwean singer and mbira dzavadzimu player Stella Chiweshe; Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon; Drumming with Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals; Tricky performing with a full live band; in their first Welsh show, American singer and cellist Kelsey Lu; Cardiff-based rap artist Juice Menace; Scottish multi-instrumentalist Anna Meredith; Gruff Rhys; art-punk act Nuha Ruby Ra and Ghostpoet.
Thursday – MAX RICHTER WITH SINFONIA CYMRU | KELSEY LU | DRUMMING WITH COLIN CURRIE GROUP AND SYNERGY VOCALS | KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY BRIAN ENO
Friday – HOT CHIP | TRICKY | RACHEL CHINOURIRI | JUICE MENACE
Saturday – CHARLOTTE CHURCH’S LATE NIGHT POP DUNGEON (After party) |
GRUFF RHYS | BIIG PIIG | ANNA MEREDITH | SPRINTS | NUHA RUBY RA
Sunday- ARAB STRAP | GHOSTPOET | ROGER ENO | STELLA CHIWESHE | ANI GLASS
In addition to the main ticketed events on WMC’s main stage, there will be performances, DJs, street food and festival bars around the building, while there will be some young people and youth worker events.
Wales Millennium Centre’s Artistic Director Graeme Farrow said: “It feels absolutely wonderful to be able to bring the Festival of Voice back after such a challenging time in our lives. We have twenty incredible acts performing over the four days and the fact that these events will be held on the Donald Gordon Theatre stage, with the audience on stage too will make these events truly special and intimate. We’re looking forward to welcoming many acts to Cardiff for their very first time and I can’t wait to celebrate and hear powerful voices from all over the world this year and every year from now on”.
Festival of Voice
4-7 November 2021
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff CF10 5AL
Ticket prices: Thursday £45 | Friday £55 | Saturday £55 | Sunday £45