INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Wexford-London soul singer/rapper Maverick Sabre and UK singer/songwriter Sam Fender have been added to the Other Voices Ballina lineup.
The eclectic mix of Irish and international acts will perform in the Mayo town on September 28 and 29, with the newly-announced acts joining Villagers, Little Green Cars, Tamino, Julien Baker, Seamus Fogarty and Maria Kelly at St. Michael’s Church over the festival weekend.
The free tickets for the live TV recordings at the church continue to be featured in giveaways at local and national media and on Other Voices and local partners' social media, all listed at www.othervoices.ie.
Registration for the festival is now open on Eventbrite. All those planning to attend Other Voices Ballina should register for free in advance and exchange tickets for festival wristbands at the Other Voices Ballina Hub from 10 a.m. until late on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29. All festival goers who collect wristbands from The Hub will have the opportunity to win a multitude of great prizes, including tickets to St. Michael’s Church, signed Other Voices Ballina posters, Other Voices merchandise, dinners at The Cot & Cobble and The Broken Jug, hampers from An Sean Sibín, and lots more.
Entry to all Music Trail events is on a first come, first served basis. The Other Voices Hub is now open on O’Rahilly Street and will be running from Wednesday to Saturday every week, right through to the festival, with all the up to date information, featuring art exhibitions, live gigs, DJ sets and more.
In Local Voices, the Other Voices Music Trail has swollen substantially, with a whopping 22 new acts confirmed for free gigs throughout Ballina on September 28 and 29. Mayo’s burgeoning wealth of diverse music talent is underscored with the addition of Foxford’s finest, alt-rockers The Kerbs, Achill Island singer/songwriter Graham Sweeney, piano-laden quirky pop from Mayo-born/Dublin-based Laura Ryder, and wave-making Westport hip-hop poet Uppbeat.
Joining the line-up are Dublin hip-hop-grime trailblazers Mango x Mathman, Waterford funk-popsters Toucan and indie pop singer/songwriter Peter J McCauley from Belfast. Soak up the rootsy harmonies of Kildare’s LemonCello, ambient pop from Dublin’s ZaPho, the soul-folk sounds of Belfast songsmith Owen Lamont, and the thundering indie-rock of Dublin’s Karms.
Revellers are in for an audio feast with the rich folk-pop of Dublin’s I Have A Tribe, the neo-classical complexities of Clare’s Paddy Mulcahy, dreamy folk by Derry’s Reevah, new-age art rock from Dublin’s Cult Called Man, and the hook laden alt riffs of Derry/Donegal duo Waldorf and Cannon.
Also featuring on the eclectic lineup will be Dublin indie-punk band Girlfriend, experimental electronica with Belfast’s Rebekah Fitch, Galway-born ethereal cellist Naomi Berrill, alt-electronica from Dubliners Heroes in Hiding, atmospheric tunes by Stephen Tiernan, aka Participant, from Dublin, and Royal Yellow from Wicklow, plus the new experimental offering from Enemies frontman Mark O’Brien.
The series of free concerts will take place in the following venues and the full day to day lineup will be announced during the week of the festival: An Bolg Bui, Ballina Presbyterian Church, Bar Square, Breathnach’s, Brennan's Lane, Dillon’s Courtyard, Harrison's, Paddy Mac's, An Sean Sibín, The Broken Jug, The Cot & Cobble, The Loft, and Vincy's Bar. With limited audience capacity for the TV recordings, Other Voices have confirmed that all performances from St. Michael’s Church will be live streamed to the Music Trail venues across Ballina.
After the roaring success of After Dark's first outing in Dingle last December, Other Voices are delighted to be teaming up with resident buzzers This Greedy Pig for another instalment of 'After Dark' - a party that kicks on in to the wee small hours after things wrap in St. Michael's Church on Friday and Saturday night, at Shore 59. A stellar line-up of selectors will be announced shortly. Tickets are limited and priced €10 plus booking fee and available now on Eventbrite.
Other Voices Ballina 2018 is made possible with the support and partnership of Mayo County Council, Mayo.ie, Ballina Chamber, Mayo North, Ballina.ie, Creative Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, Coca Cola, Ballina Arts Centre, The Jackie Clarke Collection, Music Generation Mayo and The Core Music Hub.