The first three acts of the Other Voices Festival in Ballina this September 28 and 29 have been announced. Westport based singer Maria Kelly, Dublin band Little Green Cars, and Mayo songwriter Seamus Fogarty will all perform at the festival.
The ancient walls of St Michael’s Church in the heart of the town are set to shake, rattle, and roll over two nights of music performances by Irish and international artists, recorded for TV in front of a live audience.
Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser, Adam O'Regan of Little Green Cars said they are looking forward to performing in the west: "We absoloutly can't wait. It's been a few years since we played Other Voices. It's always a great experience and we are really excited to get down there and play. We're looking forward to sticking around Ballina that weekend and seeing the other music on offer and what the town has as well. It's always great when Other Voices comes to a town and you can get that real festival atmosphere throughout."
Tickets for the St Michael’s Church TV recording performances cannot be purchased and will be given away through competitions in national and local radio, press and online. All ticket competitions will be announced in advance at www.othervoices.ie
The Other Voices Ballina Music Trail will feature more than 30 free gigs taking place in various venues across Ballina over the festival weekend, the full list to be announced in the coming weeks. While scoring tickets for the Other Voices TV recordings can be like finding hen’s teeth, Other Voices Ballina festival goers won’t miss a note from the church, as the Other Voices Live Streaming rolls into town. Music fans will enjoy all the happenings in St. Michael’s Church, at multiple locations throughout Ballina. With huge screens, high definition audio visual and close proximity to a freshly poured pint, screening venues will be a massive hit during the Festival. Grab a stool in lieu of a pew, relax and enjoy.