Other Voices returns to St. James’ Church in Dingle, Kerry this December 1, 2 and 3, for the 16th instalment of the world-renowned TV series. Once again the show will be hosted by Former Fight Like Apes frontwoman May Kay, BBC’s Annie Mac and Huw Stephens.
The first acts announced for the festival are Perfume Genius, Songhoy Blues (Timbuktu, Mali) & Aine Cahill, while Katie Laffan is the first act to be announced for the IMRO Other Room stage.
Telecoms giant eir return as Other Voices principle sponsor and Other Voices founder, Philip King, welcomed the second year of partnership: “We are delighted to be again working with eir. It was great last year and it’s going to be even better this year. eir’s remarkable technology and their excellent team continue to make Other Voices audible, visible and considerable at the highest resolution locally across the Dingle peninsula, nationally and internationally. eir Other Voices is a natural partnership sophisticated in its ambition to encourage, inspire and give air to the next generation of great Irish artists. eir Other Voices shows what’s possible when you connect the periphery to the centre and the centre to the world. It’s a model for where Ireland is heading.”
Le Galaxie launched Other Voices with an intimate performance in Dublin’s Tramline last night and where also on hand to help launch eir Other Voices Open Call an avenue for all Irish acts to apply to play at this year’s festival. The Open Call is hugely popular and received over 900 applications last year.
The act selected to perform at Other Voices via the Open Call system will play on the Imro Other Room Stage. “IMRO is delighted to continue its longstanding association with this unique and special gathering of songwriting and performing talent.” saya Victor Finn, IMRO Chief Executive. “IMRO has a strong reputation as a champion and supporter of new music creation and the IMRO Other Room, now firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the eir Other Voices experience, provides the perfect showcase opportunity for the many bands and artists making the trip to Dingle. eir Other Voices continues to push musical boundaries and in so doing offers invaluable exposure for great musical talent.”
The winning act’s performance will be broadcast on RTÉ. They will also receive festival expenses, time in a recording studio and a budget to create a music video, along with music industry mentoring from the eir Other Voices team.
For information, prizes, terms and conditions and entry details for the eir Other Voices Open Call see www.othervoices.ie/content/