The first wave of artist announced to play this year’s Other Voices festival in Dingle have been announced today.
In a specially recorded Berlin based version of Other Voices Lisa Hannigan announced a plethora of acts set to make their way to Dingle this December to take part in RTÉ’s flagship music show’s festival.
Lisa confirmed appearances in Dingle from internationally breaking Dublin hip hop artist Rejjie Snow, much lauded UK singer and writer Pixie Geldof, Californian musician and singer Margaret Glaspy, Rough Trade signed Irish indie act Girl Band and Mobo nominated musician, poet and artist Kojey Radical. These and many more emerging and legacy artists will travel to Dingle for the December sessions. Lisa also performed the track Snow from her latest No. 1 album At Swim, a taster of what to expect from the festival.
This year’s performances in Dingle will be cut together with recordings from the recent Other Voices Texas sessions to create one of the most significant music TV shows to come out of Ireland in many years. Artists who took part in Other Voices Texas include Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst, Cage the Elephant, Gregory Porter, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Wild Child and a host of others.
Each year the eir Other Voices Festival provides a TV and online platform for new and emerging acts with the recording of the IMRO Other Room, for which over a thousand entries were received.Those who like lively conversation will enjoy Banter – a salon style series of discussions and debate curated by Jim Carroll (thisisbanter.com), taking place in Foxy John’s Bar (half pub, half hardware shop). Guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
Other Voices 2016 will take place between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th of December, the St. James’s Church recordings will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Dublin born/London made DJ and broadcaster Annie Mac and Fight Like Ape’s leading light May Kay.
Tickets for the filming of the TV show in St. James’ Church can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on www.othervoices.ie
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