In Photos: Llais Festival 2023
From 11 to 15 October, Llais festival (known previously as the Festival of the Voice) returned for its fifth year.
Taking place in Wales Millennium Centre, the international arts festival hosted a line-up featuring Mercury Prize nominee Bats For Lashes, The Staves, Tomos Williams, The Unthanks, Mariza, Richard Dawson and The Big Moon.
Other highlights included a screening of Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men with a live score from the director himself and Dion Star, under their collaborative music project The Cornish Sound Unit, plus a tribute to Joni Mitchell and her groundbreaking albums Both Sides Now and Travelogue. The latter saw vocalists including Charlotte Church and Laura Mvula peform their own interpretations of Mitchell’s work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
This year’s edition of the festival – which continued its legacy of celebrating the human voice as an instrument – was also co-curated by Welsh musician Gwenno, who presented a career-spanning performance. Check out some snaps from this year’s Llais Festival below.