Other Voices is delighted to be returning to the culturally vibrant city of Belfast. This edition will run over three days, showcasing an array of fantastic musical and cultural events.
The spectacular line up of talented musicians announced to play Other Voices Stage at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts include Choice Prize nominated, indie rock four piece THE ACADEMIC, ROE the multi-instrumentalist from Derry who has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond and Belfast based experimental folk singer songwriter JOSHUA BURNSIDE. We will also be showcasing BORDERS, the new musical project of Derry based electronic musician and producer Ryan Vail and neo-classical, multi-instrumentalist and producer ELMA ORKESTRA AKA Eoin O’Callaghan. We are delighted to announce that following their sold out Ward Park show to 35,000 people, we will be joined by SNOW PATROL for very special acoustic performance. This performance marks 10 years since they last played Other Voices in Dingle.
Tickets for Other Voices at the Duncairn will be allocated via competitions in media and social media. Check ww.othervoices.ie and @OtherVoicesLive for competitions listings
1. 2 x tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn // Enter here: Other Voices Facebook
2. 10 x pairs of tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn via COOL FM Facebook. [29.05.2019]
3. 5 x pairs of tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn via Belfast Live
4. A pair of tickets via Joshua Burnside (Instagram)
5. 5 x pairs via the Belfast Telegraph
6. A pair of tickets via Ryan Vail (Twitter & Instagram)
7. A pair of tickets via ROE (Twitter & Instagram)
8. A Pair of tickets via Elma Orkestra (Twitter & Instagram)
9. 2x Tickets and an overnight in the Bullitt Hotel via Tracy Clifford's Show on RTE 2fm
10. 2 x Tickets via The Thin Air
11. 4 x tickets via Other Voices Social Media in Belfast via Instagram stories
12. 2 x tickets via Irish Secretariat Belfast Twitter https://twitter.com/IrishSecretari1
Other Voices will also be programming a series of free late night gigs in the Rooftop and Courtyard of the Bullitt Hotel. Lineup includes alternative rock outfit New Pagans, electronic musician and multi instrumentalist Herb Magee AKA Arvo Party and three piece Indie rock band Hot Cops, and vertern Belfast DJ Marion Hawks. Other Voices at the Bullitt Hotel is open to all on a first come, first served basis. No tickets or registration needed.
Since its first visit to Belfast in 2017, Other Voices has expanded exponentially, bringing its unique format of music, conversation and everything in between to increasingly larger audiences both at home and abroad. While awareness of the acclaimed music television series and arts festival has grown, its central message has not been diluted. At its core, Other Voices seeks to celebrate live music in all its forms as well as providing a platform for open, compelling dialogues about art, culture, technology and commerce, exploring the ways in which they intersect.
Once again, Other Voices will be collaborating with the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts and 174 Trust to bring this dynamic event to Belfast with the support and investment of Belfast City Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and RTÉ.
"This is a coup to end all coups for not only The Duncairn but for this brilliant community and North Belfast. Other Voices have recognised the creative work of the Duncairn as a great music venue and our inclusive programming which promotes all that is great about this wonderful city and its people. We are thrilled to have such amazing line-up here and are more than confident that our work with Philip and all the folks at Other Voices will enhance our profile and North Belfast as a positive example of the power of music and arts to create positive change.”
- Ray Giffin Arts and Events Manager Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.
“Music influences so much of our culture here in Belfast. As part of our draft Cultural Strategy we’ve outlined our ambitions to secure UNESCO City of Music status by 2021, and attracting events like Other Voices is a fantastic way of celebrating music and our musical heritage. It’s great to have Other Voices back at the Duncairn Centre again this summer and I hope it will inspire creativity and influence other exciting cultural activities right across the city.”
- Cllr John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast
“We are delighted to bring Other Voices back to Belfast, one of the worlds great musical cities. We are honoured to work again with our friends at The Duncairn in north Belfast to use the power of music, creativity and ideas to bring people together and to guide us all towards a better future. The event is made possible by the support of Belfast City Council,The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Reconciliation Fund) and RTE. ”
- Philip King, Director of Other Voices
The Given Note
On the 15th of June The Given Note will take place in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and the Arts. A discourse, with live music performance, exploring the question of how music affects reconciliation, celebrates diversity and tradition and gives a voice to this generation’s concerns regarding identity, isolation and plurality. The event will also encompass a conversation around Belfast as one of the world’s great musical cities and highlight the city’s relationship with Nashville. The music and song that has left Belfast over centuries in the heads, the hands and the feet of immigrants has left an indelible thumbprint on the making of the Great American songbook and on country music and bluegrass in particular.
On the 14th of June Other Voices Belfast will kick off with a unique version of one of the Duncairn Centre’s signature events, FIFTY. FIFTY is an intimate music and arts event, suitable for a wide spectrum of creativity ranging from spoken word to live music, visual art, photography, and whatever else occurs. With a maximum of 50 guests, members of the community are encouraged to come along and join in the conversation on range of pertinent topics. The topic up for discussion at the Other Voices edition of the event will be ‘creativity and how it shapes our future’ musical guests on the night will include folk duo Lemoncello, poet and spoken word artist Colin Hassard and alternative folk musicians Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum.
The final event that will take place as part of the Other Voices programme will be a specially curated version of the Duncairn Centre’s Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session event on the 16th of June. Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session’s offer members of the community the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ and arts and crafts for the kids. The theme of the Other Voices edition of the event will be ‘Music, Reconciliation & the Future’.