Other Voices returns to RTÉ on 14th April with star-studded twentieth series

March 31, 2022

Other Voices, Ireland’s premier music TV show returns to RTÉ for its landmark twentieth series this April with extraordinary performances and conversations captured in beautiful Dingle.

The series, which will run for six weeks on RTÉ2 and worldwide on the RTÉ Player, sees the return of the brilliant hosts Annie Macmanus, MayKay and Huw Stephens.

Each week, Other Voices will feature never-before-seen interviews and exquisite, passionate, and powerful performances from the world’s brightest stars right now and the most exciting new voices making music today including Sam Fender, Sigrid, Damien Dempsey, Kay Young, John Grant and Orla Gartland, Gemma Dunleavy and many more.

Episode one kicks off with a breathtaking surprise performance from global superstar Dermot Kennedy, a blazing debut by RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominee Orla Gartland, an explosive set from Dublin garage-rockers Sprints and alternative hip-hop duo Tebi Rex bring their unique sound to the IMRO Other Room for a captivating live set.

Other Voices Founder Philip King, said“In this our twentieth year, it is again a delight and a privilege to host Ireland’s and some of the world’s most exciting musicians and artists in the beautiful town of Dingle, West Kerry, right at the edge of Europe. The music captured is uplifting and inspirational and it’s a joy to share this music with everybody on RTÉ2 television and with the world on the RTÉ Player.”

Later in the series, international acts including Kay YoungSigridSam Fender and John Grant will all shine bright in the Church of St James. Other Voices continues to champion the fresh new sounds of Ireland with Stevie ApplebyGemma DunleavyMELTSHousePlants and more all taking to the stage in the IMRO Other Room.

Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership of IMRO said: “IMRO is delighted to continue its longstanding association with Other Voices. From its humble beginnings in Dingle twenty years ago, Other Voices has grown into a much treasured and unique platform that provides Irish music creators with an ideal opportunity to reach a global audience with their creative talent… long may it continue”.   

The series finale celebrates one of the country’s most enduring musicians – the legendary Damien Dempsey. Presented by MayKay, this special episode will look back at his many iconic moments over the past two decades, including his first-ever performance from series 1.

Justin Healy, Executive Producer at RTÉ, said: “It’s with great excitement that we can look forward to a new series of Other Voices. Not only is it the 20th year of this very special music festival, but audiences can expect an incredible line-up of both Irish and International artists, in what promises to be the strongest series yet”.

Other Voices series twenty begins on Thursday 14 April at 11pm on RTÉ2 and will be available internationally on the RTÉ Player.


Full list of episodes and artists featured on Other Voices Series 20:

 

Dermot Kennedy, Orla Gartland, Sprints, Tebi Rex

Episode 1 (Thu 14 April at 11pm on RTÉ2)

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player *excluding North America and Australia


Aimée, Sam Fender, Sigrid, Stevie Appleby

Episode 2 (Thu 21 April at 11pm on RTÉ2)

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player *excluding North America and Australia


Brìghde Chaimbeul, HousePlants, Tolü Makay, Villagers

Episode 3 (Thu 28 April at 11pm on RTÉ2)

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player 


Gemma Dunleavy, John Grant, Kay Young, Melts

Episode 4 (Thu 5 May at 11pm on RTÉ2)

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player 


David Keenan, Mango X MathMan, Rachael Lavelle

Episode 5 (Thu 12 May at 11pm on RTÉ2)

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player 


Damien Dempsey Special

Episode 6 (Thu 19 May at 11pm on RTÉ2))

Available worldwide on the RTÉ Player 

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