Brian Eno, Max Richter And More Confirmed For Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice 2021

This year’s event will run from November 4-7 at the Millennium Center.

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Brian Eno, Max Richter and Hot Chip are among the artists who will appear at the Festival of Voice in Cardiff in November.

The international arts event, which is usually held biennially at the Wales Millennium Center in Cardiff Bay, is returning this year after its 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Festival of Voice organizers are promising a “more intimate edition of the festival this year”, which will run from November 4-7 at the Millennium Center.

Eno will deliver the festival’s opening keynote address, while the likes of Hot Chip, Tricky, Max Richter, Rachel Chinouriri, Biig Piig, Gruff Rhys and Arab Strap will all perform.

“It feels absolutely wonderful to be able to bring the Festival of Voice back after such a challenging time in our lives,” Wales Millennium Center’s Artistic Director Graeme Farrow said. “We have 20 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.”

You can find more information and tickets, including day passes, for Festival of Voice 2021’s official website.

Back in July Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and New York singer Amy Douglas announced details of their debut album under their Hard Feelings moniker.

The first Festival Of Voice ran from 3 – 12 June, 2016 across multiple venues in Cardiff with an amazing line-up along with plenty of great moments including Van Morrison’s performance with Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church’s theatrical production, The Last Mermaid and a brand-new play, Before I Leave – featuring new music from Manic Street Preachers.

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