Festival Weekend: 13th-14th April 2018

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm

The Voice Festival UK heading back to Birmingham!

This year’s Festival Weekend will see us returning to the Midlands on Friday 13th – Saturday 14th April 2018, making our home for the weekend the University of Birmingham. We had  an absolute blast back in 2015, and we can’t wait to return.

As well as our annual championships for our Youth, Community and University strands, attendees of the weekend can expect a vast range of workshops, forums, discussions, performances and of course chances to socialise with groups and a cappella fans alike. Whether you’re a part of a group, rooting on your favourites to win, wanting to try out something new, or looking to perfect any number of skills – from performance, beatboxing, choreography – we’ll be there to welcome you into the a cappella fun with open arms!

We’re pleased to announce that the groups through to our Youth Final on Saturday 14th April are…
From Coombe Boys School
From King’s Ely
The Kings Barbers
From Putney High School
License to Trill
The Rolling Tones

And the University groups through to our semi finals on Friday 13th April are…
Semi Final I (2:30pm – 4pm):
From the University of Nottingham
From the University of Manchester
Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them 
From the University of Edinburgh
Licence to Trill
Tone Up
From University of Bristol
Pitch Fight
From University of Leeds
The Cosmopolitones 

Semi final II (5:15pm – 6:45pm):
From University of Bristol
Academy A Cappella
From University of Bath
From Cardiff University
From University of Nottingham
From University of Oxford
The Oxford Commas


Click here for a full schedule for the weekend, including timings for registration, group briefings, and all workshops: Festival Weekend Schedule 2018 (PDF document).


Online ticket sales for the Festival Weekend have now closed.
A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.





Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT



Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station). The centre of the campus is a five-minute walk from University station.

By bus

Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 76, 98 and 99 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.


Information on driving routes, car parking and tariffs can be found here.