A weekend of music is set to kick off today as Other Voices returns to the city - and it promises to be bigger and better than last year!
Twelve acts will play over three nights at the Glassworks - while musicians from near and far will make sure that every nook and cranny of the city centre is brought to life as part of the Music Trail.
The final act has been announced for tomorrow night. The Bohicas will be joining Public Service Broadcasting, Foy Vance, Bell X1, Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Little Matador, The Amazing Snakeheads, Walking on Cars, The Gloaming, Poliça, George Ezra and East India Youth on the Other Voices line up.
The Bohicas are Domino’s latest signing, but more accurately they’re four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands, making ambitious and arresting rock ‘n’ roll.
They also have a serious stage presence and are destined to be heralded as a great live act.
One of the major elements of this year’s Other Voices, is the story of ‘Local Voices’ a new addition to the Other Voices Music Trail. Local Voices is taking the music out in to the neighbourhoods of the Derry City Council area allowing people to engage in the Other Voices experience.
During this week and again today and tomorrow, people can head to their local cafe, shop, community centre, youth centre or shopping centre and find a range of local talent providing great performances.
For those who don’t make it to The Glassworks performances will be streamed live along The Music Trail to a number of venues in the city – Sandinos, Bound for Boston, Masons Bar, The Gweedore, Café Nervosa at the Nerve Centre, The Derby Bar, Tinney’s, Bennigans and Grand Central Bar.
If you do not make it to Derry the performances will be streamed live online via www.rte.ie/othervoices, the RTÉ Player and www.theguardian.com/music/other-voices-festival-2014. Tickets to the Glassworks are free and can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on the website at http://derry2014.othervoices.ie/tickets for details.
Tickets will also be available across the weekend at various events on The Music Trail and at Local Voices events.
To stay up to date with announcements please log on to www.othervoices.ie and follow on Facebook (facebook.com/othervoices) and Twitter (@othervoiceslive).
Other Voices is supported by DCAL, Derry City Council, RTÉ, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, IMRO, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
For up to date details see www.othervoices.ie/content/local-voices