South Wind Blows are over the moon to announce that Other Voices will return to its roots in Dingle, Co. Kerry from December 2nd – 4th 2022 for the 21st year. The annual weekend in the heart of winter brings together an incredible weekend of songs for the head & heart from across the Dingle Peninsula.
After three long years, the Dingle Gin Music Trail is back! Other Voices are thrilled to welcome local heroes Dingle Gin as this year’s partner. Dingle’s beloved bars, backrooms & basements will be brimming with three days and nights of blistering live sets from some of Ireland’s most exciting voices. Venues, pubs, cafes and shops dotted throughout the town open their doors and welcome attendees to the Dingle Gin Music Trail.
Joining us in Dingle this year are; Anamoe Drive, the solo vehicle of songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Oisín Leahy Furlong – best known as the frontman for Dublin psych-pop band THUMPER. Indie rock with charming lo-fi vibes from four-piece Banríon. Expect pop belters with glorious catchy choruses from Blood Donor aka Luke Reilly (ex-Otherkin). Delicious new wave pop from RTÉ 2FM rising artist Bobbi Arlo, while hip hop crew Bricknasty serves up infectious energy on stage. Newcomer Efé will bring a sunny slice of bedroom pop to the trail, plus, catch one of the most exciting names in the Irish hip-hop and rap scene, Galway-born artist Celaviedmai.
Shoegaze indie rock from Dublin artist Cruel Sister to one of Limerick’s finest folk singers Emma Langford. Kerry native Junior Brother masters his richly lyrical folk followed by Galway’s contemporary folk artist Niamh Regan. The duo Nixer fuse spoken word vocals, guitar and synths. Dublin’s Papa Romeo mix elements of nu jazz to their indie rock roots and post-punk trio Pretty Happy are one live act you need to witness. Indie-pop comes from Derry artist Reevah and Belfast collective Robocobra Quartet bring their signature experimental jazz.
Championed by NME and BBC Radio 6, Dublin band SPRINTS ooze raw, raucous and honest post-punk. The Outside, the new collaborative project between musician/producer David Kitt and DJ/sound artist Aoife O’Neill will make their Other Voices debut. Influenced by pop, soul and jazz we have the uber-talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter ULY and Belfast’s Wynona Bleach exude alternative rock energy.
The Dingle Gin Music Trail will feature live performances in John Benny’s, The Green Room, Paul Geaney’s, Geaney’s Yard, McCarthy’s, The Marina, Barr na Sráide, O’Sullivan’s Courthouse, Nelligan’s, Kennedy’s, The Dingle Pub, Paddy Bawn Brosnans, An Díseart, Bean in Dingle and The Hillgrove. Full day-to-day lineup will be released the week of the festival.
Weekend wristbands for the Dingle Gin Music Trail are priced at €75 plus booking fee. Tickets will go on sale exclusively to Gold & Platinum Other Voices Patreon supporters Friday 21 October at 12pm followed by general sale at 12pm on Monday 24 October via Eventbrite. All ticket sales will be limited to two per person.
Weekend wristbands will give you access to every* show along the Music Trail including some special gigs in An Diséart and the iconic Hillgrove Hotel. This year you’ll have more chances than ever to see your favourite bands live with most acts playing twice, giving you +80 live sets to catch at 16 venues across the weekend! *Shows will be available on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you get down early!
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as St. James Church artists will be revealed! Plus, announcements on the IMRO Other Room, Music Trail West and news on Ireland’s Edge, the multidisciplinary creative event series within Other Voices. An OV favourite, Jim Carroll’s Banter will return to Foxy John’s for two days of thought-provoking talks and intimate performances. All updates for this year’s festival can be found at othervoices.ie.
Other Voices founder Philip King said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to invite live audiences back to Dingle for Other Voices 2022. We have some of the most brilliant musicians in the world making the pilgrimage to West Kerry to be with us, and we have a gathering up of new voices and artists who have written the emotional soundtrack to the Ireland of 2022. The artists are at the heart of the matter; it’s a delight to celebrate their creativity and commitment. It’s going to be great.’
Other Voices 21 is made possible with the support and partnership of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Tourism Ireland, RTÉ, Dingle Distillery, Kerry County Council, IMRO & Jones Engineering.