Several exciting additions have been revealed for Other Voices Derry – with Beth Orton, Savages, Daughter, James Yorkston and Derry’s rising star Soak all added to the bill just as the festival prepares to spreads its wings and migrates North on February 8, 9 and 10.
Excitement is building locally as the countdown continues. The city’s opulent Glassworks on Great James’ Street gets set to embrace its own fifteen minutes of fame during what’s sure to be one of the highlights of the City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
The full list of bands confirmed now reads like a who’s who of the music industry. On Friday, February 8, Other Voices will present Damien Dempsey, Savages and Soak. On Saturday, February 9, local stars Bronagh Gallagher and The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon will share a bill alongside Jesca Hoop and Marina and the Diamonds. Finally, on Sunday, February 10, folk-indie star Beth Orton, Daughter and James Yorkston will join Northern Ireland’s latest sensations, Two Door Cinema Club, to wind down the festival in spectacular style at The Glassworks.
Neil Hannon said of his forthcoming performance: “As an alumni of Other Voices Dingle, it was lovely to receive an invite to appear at Other Voices Derry. Not least because Derry/Londonderry (the city that dare not speak its name) is the city of my birth! It is also the UK City of Culture this year which I am keen to show my support for.”
For those who don’t make it to the Glassworks to see the live Other Voices gigs, fret not, because courtesy of BT Infinity there will be access to live streaming to a number of venues around the City of Derry including: An Cultúrlann, Nerve Centre, Grand Central Bar, the Derby, Tinney’s, Gweedore, Masons, Bound For Boston, Icon Bar & Grill, Sandinos, Bennigans and also from the Live Screen in Waterloo Place.
Peter Morris, BT’s Director of Corporate Services said: “BT’s commitment to invest significantly in bringing fibre broadband technology to Derry City has enabled us to showcase this world class event to an even wider audience. I would encourage everyone to come along and show support for an outstanding line up of talent.”
So, no matter where you are in the city, you will only be a stones-throw away from the action and the unique events that make up the over-all Other Voices experience.
The IMRO Other Room will be filmed at Memorial Hall and some of the first acts to be announced are Riptide Movement, George Erza, Katharine Philippa, Ryan Vail and Best Boy Grip. As always, The Other Room showcases some of the freshest and finest new talent around at the moment. Once again, there was an open call to bands to apply to play The IMRO Other Room and this year there were over 300 submissions!
Triangle of talent
While Other Voices moves North from Dingle to the singing city of Derry, the story doesn’t end there for the world-renowned music show. The East End of London will also host a special recording at Wilton’s Music Hall in April, produced in association with the Barbican, completing the triangle and underlining the strong music and cultural links across these islands. Like Dingle in December, Derry will be seen and heard across the world via Social Media and Online Streaming supported by BT Infinity.
The Other Voices triangle will forge a new chapter in the musical narrative of these three islands, bringing together a swathe of musical genresand generations. Other Voices Dingle, Derry and London will continue to applaud originality and embrace divergence and in doing so, create three very special and authentic celebrations where music remains at the heart of the matter.
A number of tickets for The Glassworks will be made available through competitions on Other Voices social media (Twitter: @OtherVoicesLive & Facebook: ‘Other Voices’) as well as on national radio shows. Please see Other Voices website for more details: www.othervoices.ie