Irish music festival Other Voices is heading West this September, where it will host a number of Irish and international artists in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Conor O’Brien’s Villagers, Egyptian-Belgian artist Tamino and Tennessee songwriter Julien Baker have been announced to join Little Green Cars, Seamus Fogarty and Maria Kelly in St. Michael’s Church for the live TV recordings on the 28th and 29th of September.

Eight acts in total will be filmed in front of a live audience in the chapel and broadcast as part of the Other Voices series on RTÉ in early 2019. The final two will be announced in the coming weeks.

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The St. Michael’s Church TV recordings will be split into four ‘concerts’ running across the two days and will only be available through competitions in local and national media, event partners and through Other Voices social media from next week on.

In keeping with the 17 year-long tradition, Other Voices artists for each Church concert will only be announced the week of the event. All ticket competitions will be pre-announced on the Other Voices website and social media sites.

In addition to the Church recordings, Ballina will play home to thirty bands who will perform free gigs across a multitude of venues in the town, including An Bolg Bui, Auld Shebeen, Breathnach's, The Loft, Emmett’s Treffpunkt, Paddy Macs, Bar Square, Brennan's Lane, Vincy’s Bar and Ballina Presbyterian Church.

A handful of these artists have been announced so far including Galway’s Dott, Scottish/Irish three-piece Gaze is Ghost and Mayo-born Elaine Mai, Nordie pop punk Cherym, Kildare hip-hop poet JyellowL and Belfast band Beauty Sleep.

Other Voices is also confirmed for a 17th outing in Dingle, Co. Kerry at the end of the year, running from November 30th to December 2nd, 2018 - find out more here.