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Denmark Festival of Voice

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The Denmark Festival of Voice is a celebration of the "power and beauty of the human voice". It is on every year over the long weekend, when choirs, groups, singer songwriters, poets, spoken word performers and storytellers gather in the small town of Denmark.

This is always an enjoyable weekend dedicated to not only happiness, but also to an "exploration of contemporary issues through voice". This festival is a project by Denmark Arts and the focus is also on community singing. Each year, there is an energising lineup of local, national and international artists.

This event will light up the streets of Denmark and resonate them with singing right throughout the festival! There will also be some workshops which you could attend, but hurry, there is not long to go till this event. Make sure you have your bookings for accommodation for this delightful coastal town or you could miss out.

This year is the 14th year the festival has been held and it will be on 1st to 4th June, 2018. There are a huge amount of artists/speakers/performers appearing for this event and some of them are:

Ziggy Ramo
Ziggy Ramo's is a great hip hop artist who over a very short period of time has become as essential as peers like Briggs and Remi.

The Men of the West
This group was formerly known as "The Spooky Men of the West". They always wear hats and sing anything from Georgian table songs to "improbable hits".

This male voice choir from Perth first appeared at the Fairbridge Festival back in 2005. Since then, they have turned up at many venues, mainly around Fremantle, but also in regional WA and throughout Australia.

Elena B. Williams
Elena B Williams is an Australian Samoan singer-songwriter. She started her music career at a young age at one of her father's poetry readings in a cafe in Perth. Elena's music is an unusual blend of soul, folk, jazz, blues and alternative but has a sound that is all her own.

Just some of the other entertainers/speakers are as follows:

Perch Creek
Yabu Band
Menagerie Choir
Zainab Zahra Syed
Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project
Winiata Puru
EDDE and Michelle Smith
WA Deaf Arts
Out of Season
Ross Vegas
The Albany Shantymen
Kate Wilson
Mixed Mob
Darian Le Page
Songs of Leonard Cohen
Mrs Laneous and the Miss Fitz
And many more

You can see the full list of performers at this link.

The Denmark Festival of Voice workshops are a great way to get to meet your favourite Festival acts! You will be able to learn skills and experience from the performers themselves and therefore, expand your horizons. There are about 30 workshops during this festival and you can read all about them at this link.

New on the programme for this year is Rising Voices, which will showcase young adult artists who are making "waves". You can read all about this and see the stars at this link.

Storytelling is a major part of the Festival. The storytelling yurt is a handmade space by Denmark's very own yurt-makers and is the venue for the art of story. This year, there will be four speakers from the "Centre for Stories" and a number of people with interesting stories to tell. You can read all about this at this link.

You can see a map of this long weekend event at this link.

Weekend pass is $160 for adults; $125 concession and youth 6 to 17 years $40. Please book and check for other prices, including daily prices here.

Please note: When purchasing passes or tickets for this event, you will be issued with an e-ticket. All e-tickets for Weekend, Day or Family Passes must be brought to the Festival Hub and exchanged for a wristband.

Entry to venues will not be allowed without a wristband. All other e-tickets (separately ticketed events) should be presented upon entry to the venue.

Note for Weekend, Day and Family Passholders: a wristband does not guarantee entry to a particular performance as that performance might be full - entry will be on a first come first served basis.

For this fabulous event, you will need to book your accommodation now. One of the sites where you can do this is here, however there are many other sites to choose from online.

You could also stay in the lovely town of Albany as this is only some 25 minutes away from the event in Denmark. Either way, make sure you book as soon as possible so you do not miss out on this amazing Festival!

For further enquiries about the festival, please phone: 8 9848 3623
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Why? For a fabulous Festival over the long weekend
When: 1st to 4th June, 2018
Where: Denmark, near Albany
Cost: Varies - see article
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