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Dates announced for this year’s Other Voices Cardigan Festival

April 4, 2023

Other Voices returns to Wales this October for the fourth edition of Other Voices Cardigan Festival

  • Three days and nights of music and performances
  • Live & online from West Wales | 26 – 28 October 2023
  • Earlybird tickets on sale Friday 31 March at 10am


Other Voices, Ireland’s internationally acclaimed music festival and live music television programme, is thrilled to announce its return to Cardigan, Ceredigion, this autumn, with festival tickets going live at 10am on 31st March.

From 26 – 28th October, Other Voices Cardigan will present another stunning line-up of live music and compelling dialogue that celebrates Ireland and Wales’s longstanding cultural and musical ties both live and online.

This year’s audiences can look forward to another three days and nights of fantastic music from breaking and established musicians from Wales, Ireland and beyond. A Music Trail will take place in multiple venues around Cardigan, with over 80 events taking place across three days in intimate and atmospheric spaces around the town, hosted by Huw Stephens and presented in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl.

2023 will see the return of Clebran – a series of carefully curated talks with artists, journalists, creatives and politicians sparking thought-provoking and lively conversations about how we perceive our world, language, culture and future. These events will take place in the daytime across the three-day festival.

Earlybird wristbands are just £25 (rising to £35 from 1st October). Wristband enables audience members entry to the festival across three days, including the Music Trail, Clebran events and inclusion into the draw to win much sought-after tickets to the live performances at St Mary’s Church and other prizes.

The headline sessions at St Mary’s Church will be simultaneously screened to Mwldan and live-streamed online worldwide on across the weekend via Other Voices’ YouTube and other socials.

Wristband registration opens at 10am on 31st March via

See highlights from last year’s Festival here.

Full festival details will be released in the coming months, including details of the Open Call for musicians.

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Quote from Philip King, founder of Other Voices:

To return to Cardigan/Aberteifi this October is a real delight and will build on the wonderful experience that we all had last year. The music and the chatter will be stimulating, uplifting and inspirational. As the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford remarked at last year’s festival, “Culture and art lie at the soul of the Welsh-Irish relationship”. Other Voices and Clebran Aberteifi are a central part of the ambition to deepen and strengthen all aspects of our relationship with our nearest neighbour as laid out in the Ireland-Wales Shared Statement and Joint Action Plan 2021-25.

Quote from Dilwyn Davies, CEO of Mwldan:

We’re thrilled that Other Voices will be returning to Cardigan in 2022. We will once again be celebrating the special links between Cardigan and Dingle, two culturally vibrant towns on the western edges of their respective countries, Wales and Ireland” says Dilwyn Davies, CEO of Mwldan. “It’s a great honour for Cardigan to be the Other Voices location in Wales. It reinforces the sense of Cardigan’s resurgence as a place where art, culture, creativity and environment form the very foundations of our community. And we’re looking forward to welcoming our friends from Ireland, and to three days of truly magnificent music.”

Other Voices Cardigan is staged with the support and investment of the Welsh Government and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl. The event will be filmed by Triongl for later broadcast on S4C and RTÉ.


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