Belfast is the latest city to welcome Other Voices when it lands later this month for a few dats around a three-day programme of music, creativity and technology in conjuction with Digital DNA, the 174 Trust and Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.
OV Belfast takes place October 26 to 28 with performances at The Other Voices Stage at The Duncairn on the 28th from Beoga, Jealous of the Birds, Picture This, Rosie Carney and Touts. The show will be recorded by Other Voices for broadcast on both BBC and RTE television.
Tickets for The Other Voices Stage will only be available through local media and online competitions, details of which will be announced shortly on Othervoices.ie and at @OtherVoices on Facebook and @OtherVoicesLive on Twitter and Instagram.
The weekend also features featuring
Oct 26 & 27: The Digital DNA Creative Quarter at various venues:
schools, youth and community organisations from across Belfast will come together to take part in four events as part of the Digital DNA Creative Quarter, showcasing the power of community through the mediums of music and technology. These innovative, inclusive events will feature speakers and workshops with some of the biggest names in digital, technology and the creative industries including Catalyst Inc., Techies in Residence and Speed Motion.
Oct 28: The Belfast Edge at The Duncairn
A conference that aims to create discourse and collision of ideas around creativity, culture, technology, education and investment policies, firmly placing creativity at the centre of all policy-making and practice. The Belfast Edge is an extension of Ireland’s Edge, which takes place in Dingle, West Kerry, every year during Other Voices. The line-up of speakers and facilitators will be announced shortly. Tickets are free but registration required.
Other Voices Belfast is made possible by the support and investment of Belfast City Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Creative Ireland, BBC Northern Ireland, RTÉ and Tourism Northern Ireland.
Homebeat & Nialler9 in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer proudly present Future Proof – a new series of events showcasing essential emerging and established acts who are weaving themselves into the present and future fabric of the Irish music scene.
After a very full Bello on a wet Wednesday night enjoyed Come On Live Long, Proper Micro NV and Buffalo Woman, we’re back in the in the warm cosy surroundings of Bello Bar on Wednesday April 19th. Future Proof #2 features three of the most vibrant acts performing on these shores at this moment.
The Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney is back on her own path.
Carney recently wrote about her mental health experiences with depression and anorexia on her site, exacerbated by sexual assaults and bullying. It’s a brave thing to share for anyone and very much worth a read. She writes of feeling different, desperation, of being dropped by her record label, of anxiety, hitting rock bottom, and finally getting the help she needed.
Now 19-years-old, Carney’s new song ‘Awake Me’ is informed by her life. “I’ve been a fool for more than half of my life / I’ve tried to hide” she sings and after knowing her story, those words resonante with a large impact.
‘Awake Me’ is an honest song, a beautiful song of expressive atmospheric folk which feels like the lifting of a fog:
Yesterday, I revealed the full lineup of acts for the church at Other Voices, now here’s the full music trail list of acts, which are the events that are free and open to the public throughout the day and after the main gigs.
The previously announced artists are below. New are:
Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers)
Moon Looks On
Nialler9 DJ set
Search Party Animal
Stephen James Smith
We Were Giants
+ Special guests
Yes, that’s a lot and it adds to the existing acts below. All Free. I’ll be DJing on the Friday night after the main event.
But that’s not all that’s on, there are also names like Best Boy Grip, Slowplacelikehome, Ryan Vail, Rosie Carney, Team RKT, Silences, Katharine Philippa and two go bands – Go Swim and Go Wolf among others playing on 10 stages that night. You can register for daytime events at www.creativebelfast.info
Venue / time
Black Box Café
Slow Place Like Home
Electric Mainline / Smalltown America Music
The Thin Air / Nialler 9
White Male Actors
Further Education Colleges / Broken Melody Records