Other Voices returning to Derry ~ Londonderry
In the last week we’ve announced that David Gray, Lisa O’Neill, Patty Griffin, Hozier, Mogwai, John Grant, Agnes Obel, Ásgeir... and now the wonderful Lulu James will be joining us for Other Voices in Dingle this December, so why stop there… in fact, why stop in Dingle?
Next February 7th, 8th and 9th, Other Voices will strike out to Derry~Londonderry for a second visit. The stunning Glassworks building will once again play host to a galaxy of local and international musical talent, all of which will be streamed live online and to local venues.
Banter salon will follow the convoy back to Derry~Londonderry, as will the IMRO Other Room and the Open Call. The hugely popular Music Trail will run in venues and spaces across the city, bringing the spirit of Other Voices to neighbourhoods and communities across the Derry City Council area
The Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín welcomed the return to Derry. She said: “Other Voices is one of those unique and special events that leaves a lasting impression. It offers the full musical package and provides experience for performers and back stage people alike. It captured the spirit of City of Culture 2013 and I am so pleased that it has agreed to return to Derry in February even bigger and better than before and expanding their music trail to communities surrounding the City centre as part of my Department’s approach to strategic development of the North West of Ireland – it’s an event not to be missed.”
Mayor of Derry, Cllr Martin Reilly said: “I am delighted that Other Voices is set to return to the city again following the success of the event during our 2013 UK City of Culture celebrations, an event which achieved phenomenal success in terms of involving local talent and showcasing our city to an international audience. As Mayor I have had the opportunity to meet with Philip and his team in the City and to explore the possibilities of a return visit. Other Voices February 2014 production will complement the City of Culture Legacy Plan which has a special attention on Derry-Londonderry as a City of Music in 2014. This opportunity in 2014 will build on community involvement, educational programmes and national and international showcase for local talent from this city as well as inviting visitors to see what Derry has to offer.”
We’re not going to give too much information away about the Derry lineup. All we’ll say is, put it in your calendar, book a train, bus, plane… you know the dates and you will not want to miss it. In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated on Facebook / Twitter and right here on the Other Voices website.
Tickets, once again, will be free and can be won through various online and media competitions.