Festival of Voices (FoV) is Tasmania’s original marquee winter event and Australia’s premiere celebration of the voice.
Between major choral events are performances by cabaret artists, actors, jazz and contemporary singers from around Australia and overseas. The festival hub – Voicebox – is a sassy pop-up cabaret style venue within Hobart’s City Hall. Other spaces are also activated: churches, museums, small venues, large venues and curious places.
By day there are the dozens of pop-up choir performances in and around the streets and public spaces of Hobart and surrounds. Many of these are performed by visiting choirs who come to the festival just so they can sing.
This participatory nature of FoV is what makes the festival unique and what draws thousands of people out of their homes in the middle of winter to celebrate the power of the voice with songs, stories, laughter and puffer jackets!