Other Voices set to return to Mayo next month

Mayo County Council has announced that the internationally renowned Other Voices music festival, which took Ballina by storm in September 2018, will return to the north Mayo town next month.

The partnership between South Wind Blows, Moy Valley resources and Mayo County Council enables Other Voices to again showcase excellent music, provide great workshops, a music trail in local pubs, high-profile concerts in St. Michael’s Church (live-streamed to local pubs and Ballina Arts Centre) and the ground-breaking Ireland’s Edge Conference.

The cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Brendan Mulroy, welcomed today’s news.

He stated: “Mayo and Ballina are delighted to have such an internationally acclaimed music event return to Ballina.

"We are honoured to have an event of this calibre taking place here and I have no doubt it will be a tremendous success.”

The chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, added: “This is really good news for the town of Ballina.

“Other Voices is a unique celebration of music and place like no other music event in Ireland.

"We will extend the warmest of welcomes to the artists and to all those who come to experience Other Voices in county Mayo.”

Annette Maughan, CEO of Moy Valley Resources IRD, outlined: “Moy Valley Resources IRD is excited to team up with Other Voices, Mayo County Council and our local partners to bring this fantastic festival back to Ballina.

“We look forwarding in the coming weeks to delivering an unforgettable weekend for the town”

There was a tremendously positive response to the Other Voices Festival in Ballina in 2018 and it is conservatively estimated that the economic benefit to the region was in excess of two million addition to an extensive media reach.

Other Voices has been going strong in Dingle for 17 years, which has led to the creation of an acclaimed Music TV series with over fifteen international broadcast partners.

Other Voices Mayo will also feature in the next broadcast series on RTÉ later this year.

Further information of an exciting line up of artists will be announced next week by Other Voices.