In some exciting news today, it was revealed that applications for the Voice Festival UK 2013 competitions are now open! After last year was the most successful year since its inception in 2009, with a record number of groups participating UK-wide, that number is set to increase this year with more new groups emerging around the country.
One such group is London-based The Scopes, who have been steadily establishing themselves around Imperial College in the past year and are being encouraged to make the step up to competition level. Other potential debutants might include Blue Shakti from the University of Cambridge, Chordiac Arrest from Aberdeen and with rumours of a new group forming at the University of Edinburgh, this could well be one of the most hotly contested university competitions in recent years. We here are also hoping that former champions Cadenza will be back to battle it out for the crown, having made three consecutive finals from 2009 to 2011.
Excitingly, as a celebration of the fifth birthday of the festival, the organisation plans to have a Big Weekend down in London on the same weekend at the competition final, where groups can all join together in one place for a weekend of workshops, collaborations and, most importantly of all, singing. More will surely be revealed in due course.
Whatever happens and whoever is competing, we’re sure it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Brace yourselves for the best collegiate a cappella the UK has to offer – only four months to wait!
Groups can apply for the competition here, with the deadline being two weeks yesterday, 28 November. Get your applications in!