Monday 26 February 2018

Other Voices first acts announced - Perfume Genius, Songhoy Blues, Aine Cahill

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: Perfume Genius performs onstage during day 2 of FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park on July 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for FYF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: Perfume Genius performs onstage during day 2 of FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park on July 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for FYF)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The annual pilgrimage to Dingle that is Other Voices looks set to be a special one this year as the first acts are announced.

Seattle artist Perfume Genius, Songhoy Blues and Irish star Aine Cahill will perform as will Open Call artist Katie Laffan.

The sixteenth year of the event takes palce at Dingle's St James Church from Friday December 1 to Sunday December 3.

Also announced at a pre event on Tuesday night was the launch of the eir Other Voices Open Call which gives artists the opportunity to bag a slot at IMRO Other Room.

The lucky winner will feature in the TV broadcast, have their travel to Dingle and accommodation provided, get three days in a studio with a top engineer, and receive the production company and budget to create a video.

The artist, who can produce any genre of music, will also be mentored by the eir Other Voices team.

Entries are now open at www.othervoices.ie/content/open-call and will close at 6pm on September 22nd, 2017.

More than 900 acts applied last year for just one slot at the IMRO Other Room.

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