Other Voices Cardigan have revealed the first five headline acts performing in St Mary’s Church across the three days of the iconic music festival on 3 – 5 November.
Welsh electro-pop superstar Gwenno makes a welcome to Cardigan to play songs from her groundbreaking Mercury prize nominated third album Tresor.
From Wales and Ireland, the virtuosic harp and fiddle duo, Catrin Finch and Aoife Ni Bhriain, will reveal their new stunning collaboration to a live audience for the first time in St Mary’s Church.
Having previously played the Other Voices at Electric Picnic stage, critically acclaimed Australian – Welsh indie artist Stella Donnelly returns to play songs from her critically acclaimed new record Flood.
Also performing will be pioneering Welsh drill artist Sage Todz who is set for a blazing Other Voices Debut.
Finally Llaregyb Brass Band will fill St Mary’s Church with the flavour of New Orleans marching bands, together with Bronx-inspired Hip Hop and Welsh language pop music.
All performances from St Mary’s Church will take place in front of a public audience, and will also be streamed globally for free via Other Voices’ YouTube and socials. The festival will be hosted by Welsh TV and radio presenter Huw Stephens and presented in partnership between South Wind Blows, Mwldan and Triongl.
Also taking place across the weekend will be the Music Trail which will showcase the exceptional and emerging musical talent from Wales and Ireland and beyond with 80 live sets taking across the town of Cardigan. This year’s Music Trail line-up pulls strands and artists from right across music genres, including fresh talent that’s carrying the tradition into the future.
FULL MUSIC TRAIL LINE UP
Al Lewis | Cartin | Catrin Finch and Aoife Ní Bhriain | Cerys Hafana | Cherym | Cynefin | Dani Larkin | Dark Tropics | Dáithí | David Kitt | Eve Goodman | Einir Dafydd and Band | Hourglvss | Juice Menace | Katie Phelan | L E M F R E C K | Los Blancos | Lloyd and Dom James | Mace the Great | MELTS | Matthew Frederick | Niamh Reagan | Pastiche | Problem Patterns | Rachael Lavelle | Red Telephone | Roughion | Rye Milligan | Samana | Sasha Samara | Seazoo | Stephen James Smith | Skinner | Tapestri | Tebi Rex | Timbali & Peppery | VRï | Ynys
In addition to the its inspirational programme of live music, Other Voices Cardigan will also present Clebran, a compelling and provocative curated series of discussion events that will explore and celebrate the enduring cultural ties between Ireland and Wales, and featuring artists, journalists, creatives and politicians sparking enriching, lively conversations about how we perceive our world, language and culture.
Early booking weekend wristbands, giving access to the festival events, are available now priced at £20, rising to £25 on 13 October.
Full details on line up and tickets are available at Othervoices.ie
First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“It’s so good to see the return of Other Voices to West Wales to showcase some of our best musical talent. I’m so glad that we are re-establishing this exciting event in the calendar. It’s a symbol of the importance of our cultural and business connections with our friends in Ireland”.
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD said:
“Other Voices Cardigan again promises a wonderful programme of live music which will enable outstanding performances to be enjoyed around the world. It is especially heartening to see audiences and artists coming together again in person. I am very proud that my Department is supporting the programme again this year and strengthening further the cultural ties between Ireland and Wales.”
The Consul General of Ireland in Wales, Denise McQuade said:
“We are delighted that Other Voices is returning to Cardigan this year. Ireland and Wales share rich cultural ties which stretch back many centuries. Other Voices provides an opportunity to build those ties and to highlight and share the best of contemporary Irish and Welsh culture.”
Other Voices Cardigan produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl and made possible thanks to the support and investment of Welsh Government and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.