Curated by The Swingles and Ikon Arts Management, the London A Cappella Festival welcomes the top vocal talent of the a cappella world in a star-studded line-up of international headliners. 

The festival has enjoyed unprecedented success since its inception in 2009, running annually with sell-out performances, talks, showcases and workshops. With over 4500 visitors each year, the festival is now a staple in the a cappella calendar and has grown to become one of the country’s most-loved and eagerly awaited celebrations of vocal talent. Thanks goes to our resident festival photographers Haydn Wheeler & Sheila Wiggins.

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Festival Patron

The London A Cappella Festival is delighted to have British choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone OBE as its Festival Patron.

Known widely as the face of the British choral scene, Gareth has helped popularise vocal music across the UK and beyond through his hugely successful TV series, concert tours and recordings. He is renowned for his appearances on BBC Two’s The Choir, The Choir: Military Wives, and The Naked Choir and BBC One’s Pitch Battle.

He has been a supporter and regular attendee of the London A Cappella Festival for several years and has worked with many past and present festival performers, including festival co-hosts The Swingles, with whom he did a hugely successful nationwide tour in 2018.

I’m thrilled and honoured to be a Patron of the London A Cappella Festival. I have been attending this event over the last few years and am hugely inspired by the quality and ambition of work on display. It’s great to be working again with The Swingles who lead the way and are able to bring so many extraordinary voices together for this excellent festival.
— Gareth Malone

The London A Cappella Festival has featured the cream of UK and international vocal music including The Swingles, The King's Singers, Naturally 7, Home Free, The Real Group, The Sons of Pitches, Estonian Voices, Rajaton, Tenebrae Consort, Shlomo & the Vocal Orchestra, Musae, The House Jacks, ANUNA, Straight No Chaser, The Beatbox Collective, The Tallis Scholars, The Exchange, Cadence, Opus Jam, The Magnets, Postyr Project, Fork, Club For Five, The Boxettes, SLIXS, MICappella, Accent, Voces8, Solala, Akervinda, OneVoice, Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Retrocity, Countermeasure, The Songmen, Backstep, Witloof Bay, Stile Antico, Time Ensemble, Vasari Singers, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, London Bulgarian Choir, Cottontown Chorus, London Vocal Project, Out of the Blue and London Adventist Chorale.

For more than half a century The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s.

With over 20 years' experience in music management Ikon Arts Management develops world-wide concerts and tours, special projects and events for some of the world’s leading a cappella vocal groups, classical musicians and diverse contemporary ensembles.