VF-UK @ Fringe: An A Cappella Extravaganza

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

It’s the news we know you’ve been waiting for! This summer, the Voice Festival UK will be hosting an evening extravaganza of the hottest a cappella talent from Edinburgh Fringe’s 2017 programme. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be revealing which of your favourite acts will be hitting the Voice Festival stage. Each group will be showing us the very best of their Fringe sets.

The event will be held on Sunday 13th August from 6.30-8pm at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh. The venue is just a stone’s throw from the university and castle. See below for directions.

Tickets

Adults £12 | Concessions £8

Please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. YOU WILL NOT BE SENT TICKETS BY EMAIL OR POST. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.


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Festival Weekend: 21-22 April 2017

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm
Festival Weekend 2017Join us at The Hammond Theatre for the Festival Weekend 2017 – our most exciting event of the year! As well as the semi-finals and finals of our annual championship, attendees will be treated to two days of workshops, discussions, social events and performance opportunities. These workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to attend with other members of your existing a cappella group, or are an individual singer wanting to learn new skills in performance, vocal techniques, beatboxing, improvisation, choreography – and much more – we have something for you.

Workshop leaders already confirmed include:


Click here for a full schedule for the weekend, including timings for registration, group briefings, and all workshops: Festival Weekend Schedule 2017 (PDF document).

Tickets

Weekend Passes – £72 each (concessions £53 each)
An unlimited access weekend pass includes: tickets for the youth, community and university semi-finals and finals; free access to workshops with top a cappella professionals; the Voice Collection II CD (worth £10, subject to availability); and a printed programme.

Individual Competition Tickets – £20 each (concessions £16 each)
You can also purchase individual tickets for the various competition slots running across the weekend.

 

How to reach the venue

The Hammond Theatre, Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, West London, TW12 3HD

Arriving by car
The theatre offers free parking for up to 100 cars. It is located in the grounds of Hampton School which is accessible from the M3 and the A316. If travelling from west or via the M25, join the M3. After junction 1 the M3 then becomes the A316 – leave at the first or third junction (A312). From the south and south east use Hampton Court Bridge. From the east come through Kingston, Teddington or Twickenham. From the north east come via Richmond and the A316.

Arriving by bus
The Theatre is accessible from Kingston, Hounslow and Twickenham. The 111 stops outside and runs a night service. The R70 stops near the Theatre. The 216 stops at Hampton Station and the nearest R68 stop is ten minutes away.

Arriving by train
Hampton (London) Station is a 20 minute walk away. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. The trains are operated by South West Trains and the trains run on the Waterloo-Shepperton line.




Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 – The Voice Festival Showcase

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

We know it’s the highlight of the a cappella calendar for many of you, and we love being part of the action. So we’ll be back at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for one night only on Sunday 13th August bringing a host of talented groups to one stage to showcase the very best of their own Fringe shows.

Featuring: The Alleycats | The Blue Belles | Northern Lights | Birmingham University A Cappella | The Bristol Suspensions | Papagena | Voices of Lions  | Aquapella  | Our of the Blue  | The Oxford Alternotives

The event will be held from 6.30-8pm at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, just a stone’s throw from the university and castle. See below for directions.




Festival Weekend: 8-10 April 2016

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm

Hammond TheatreIt’s back!

The 2016 Festival Weekend will be held on the 8-10th April 2016 at Hampton School, London. As usual, in addition to the usual variety of workshops, recording opportunities, performances, discussions and networking opportunities, we will be holding the finals of our Youth and Community competitions, and the semi-finals and final of our University competition. You can see a full timetable of events here: Festival Weekend 2016 timetable.

FRIDAY 8TH APRIL
University Semi-Final I: 14:30-16:00
featuring The Sweet Nothings, Northern Lights, Pitch Fight, Aquapella, The Bluebelles, The Alleycats
University Semi-Final II: 17:15-18:45
featuring Killer Quines, RadioOctave, The Songsmiths, Bristol Suspensions, Cadenza, The Rolling Tones

SATURDAY 9TH APRIL
Youth Final: 15:00-17:30
featuring Augmented Sixths, Babyshop, Constantly Vocal, Grace Notes, License to Trill, The Rolling Tones, The Tiffinians
University Final: 19:00-21:45 SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 10TH APRIL
Community Final: 16:30-19:15
featuring In The Smoke, The Few, Academix, Gin and Harmonics

Tickets

Individual Competition Tickets

Tickets are no longer available to purchase online.

Tickets on the Day

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door, on a first come first served basis. These will be priced as follows:
University Final – £16 (£12 concessions)
Youth Final – £13 (£8 concessions)
Community Final – £16 (£12 concessions)

The Venue

Arriving by car
Hampton School is easily accessible from the M3 and the A316. If travelling from west or via the M25, join the M3. After junction 1 the M3 then becomes the A316 – leave at the first or third junction (A312). From the south and south east use Hampton Court Bridge. From the east come through Kingston, Teddington or Twickenham. From the north east come via Richmond and the A316.

There is free parking onsite for up to 100 cars.

Arriving by bus
The Theatre is easily accessible from Kingston, Hounslow and Twickenham via the bus services 111 and the 281. Both run night services. The R70 stops near the school. The 216 stops at Hampton Station and the nearest R68 stop is ten minutes away.

Arriving by train
Hampton Railway Station is a 20 minute walk away. The station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is on the Shepperton branch line. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains and the trains run on the Waterloo-Shepperton line.




LACF2016: Take The Stage: 29th January 2016

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  3:30 pm
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Following the huge success of last year’s program, we are now looking for groups to sign up to Take The Stage during the London A Cappella Festival 2016.

This is an all-day event, in partnership with the London A Cappella Festival, that will include workshops with a cappella professionals and a showcase for students to perform their own work. It is a great opportunity for groups of all ages and we’re hoping that there may be some primary involvement this year which will give our older students the chance to impress our younger a cappella singers.

The logistics of this event are as follows:

– The day will run from approximately 9.30am-3.30pm on Friday 29th January 2016
– The event will take place either in King’s Place or somewhere close to this venue (details tbc)
– The morning will consist of workshops and the afternoon will include learning a joint song and the performance showcase
– The world-famous Swingles will once again be joining us for the afternoon workshop

The cost of the event is £200 per 15 students. As we are a charity it is necessary that we ask for this small cost of around £13 a student. If you would like to take part but feel that your school/students would find this amount difficult to cover please send an email detailing the situation.

If you would like your group to take part, or have any queries, then please email amy@thevoicefestival.co.uk with your school, the age range of your group and the approximate number of students you would be bringing with you by 2nd November.

This is a brilliant event for teachers and students alike, and not one to miss!




The Voice Festival UK @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

The Voice Festival UK makes a triumphant return to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

What: Once again, the day will begin with an afternoon workshop, led by Testament – human beatboxer, holder of a Guinness World Record, and current member of Schlomo & the Lip Factory. He has his own show at the Underbelly for the duration of August, which blends hip hop with the poetry of William Blake! Testament’s workshop is open to members of the general public as well as to members of our participating groups.

This will be followed by an evening showcase performance for friends, family and fans, featuring a set from each of our participating groups:

The Sweet Nothings | AquapellaSemi-Toned | The Alleycats | ArdúVoices of Lions | Bluebelles | Out of the Blue | The Sons of Pitches | MC: Andy Wilson

Where: Greyfriars Kirk, 2 Greyfriars Place, EH1 2QQ

When: Sunday, 9th August 2015. Workshop 15:30-17:30 | Showcase 18:30-20:00


Tickets:

Tickets are now available to purchase from the Edinburgh Fringe website or direct from the Voice Festival UK. Please see below for pricing and purchase information.

Workshop: Adults £6 | Concessions £5
Showcase: Adults £10 | Concessions £8

To buy tickets for the workshop and/or showcase please select the ticket you require below and purchase through Paypal using a credit or debit card. Concession tickets are available for full time students with valid student ID, children under 18, registered disabled or senior citizens.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) you will receive a confirmation email from Paypal. You will NOT be sent tickets by email or post. To collect your tickets on the day, please bring your Paypal confirmation email and valid ID with you to the box office.

Please note that performers planning to attend the afternoon workshop will be required to purchase a ticket.


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Community Competition Final 2015

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm  to  7:15 pm

What: The Voice Festival Community Competition Final.

This event is taking place as part of our 2015 Festival Weekend, bringing together singers of all ages from across the UK.

We’re pleased to announce that our finalists are:

The Beatroots
In The Smoke
Just Voices
Gem Connection

With a guest performance from ANOUSHKA LUCAS.

Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK

When: 16:30-19:15

Tickets:
Tickets for the final are £12 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased here.




University Competition Final 2015

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:45 pm

What: The Voice Festival University Competition Final.

This event is taking place as part of our 2015 Festival Weekend, bringing together singers of all ages from across the UK.

The Finalists of the University Competition 2015 are:

Semi-Toned
The Rolling Tones
The Songsmiths
Choral Stimulation
The Alleycats

Featuring a beatbox battle with Jack Blume and Mide Adenaike.

 Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK

When: 19:00-21:45

Tickets:
Tickets for the final are £12 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased here.




Youth Competition Final 2015

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:30 pm

What: The Voice Festival Youth Competition Final.

This event is taking place as part of our 2015 Festival Weekend, bringing together singers of all ages from across the UK.

We’re pleased to announce that our finalists are:

Voices of Lions
Hamptones
Dreamettes
Rolling Tones
Chacappella
Intonation

With a guest performance from THE SONS OF PITCHES.

Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK

When:

Tickets:
Tickets for the final are £8 (£6 concessions) and can be purchased here.




University Competition Semi-Finals 2015

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm  to  6:45 pm

What: The Voice Festival University Competition Semi-Finals.

This event is taking place as part of our 2015 Festival Weekend, bringing together singers of all ages from across the UK.

We’re pleased to announce that our semi-finalists are:

Semi-Final 1
Aquapella
Semi-Toned
The Accidentals
The Alleycats
The Bristol Suspensions
The Songsmiths

Semi-Final 2
Aberpella
HotTUBBS
Choral Stimulation
The Rolling Tones
The Scopes
The Sweet Nothings

Where: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK

When:
Semi-Final 1 – 14:30-16:00
Semi-Final 2 – 17:15-18:45

Tickets:
Tickets for each semi-final are £8 (£6 concessions) and can be purchased here.

Liquid 5th ProductionsThe Prize: Proud Festival Weekend partner Liquid 5th Productions has once again generously offered to produce a FREE SINGLE with the winning group. This includes recording, editing, mixing, and mastering—a value of over £500 (please note this does not include travel expenses). Liquid 5th is a leader in a cappella production throughout the world, having worked with a cappella groups from North America, Europe, and Asia.