The Voice Festival UK yesterday released its first press release for the upcoming 2012 competition, with the revelation that it will include a sixth regional round, which will take place in Bristol.
This confirms rumours that several groups from the University of Exeter will be participating, with The Sweet Nothings, Semi-Toned and Take Note the favourites to make the step up to competitive competition, and with the Leeds A Cappella Singers also set to apply, this would make the Festival another record-breaking year in terms of participating groups.
The Festival has also decided to add a Community competition, which is for those not in higher education but wish to participate regardless. This emphasises the Festival’s domination of a cappella in the UK, and could see professional groups competing in the Festival for the first time.
We here at the blog are thoroughly excited for the highlight of the collegiate a cappella year in the UK, and look forward to seeing all the groups, from perennial challengers such as Out of the Blue and current champions Cadenza to any newcomers that will be participating. For the groups, the hard work starts here!
For more information about the Voice Festival UK, see their Website.