Australia’s largest children’s choir One Big Voice is performing at Perth Arena on Friday 12 August 2016. Formerly the Westcoast Songfest, the festival was founded in 2000 to provide primary schools the opportunity to participate in a non-competitive massed choir with the aim of building musical confidence and bring the pure joy of singing and music to their students. The festival encourages participation rather than competition and allows students to build good relationships with other schools in the community. In the first year, six schools participated with 450 students singing. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the festival with 4000 students from 74 schools performing at Perth Arena for the first time. This year students will come together to perform as One Big Voice for one evening performance in front of a 40 metre curved LED screen, the only one of its kind in Australia. The festival is an important part of the school year and the magic of thousands of children singing in harmony has to be experienced to be believed.