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Other Voices to celebrate Irish talent alongside international artists at Electric Picnic

This September, Other Voices will return to the heart of Electric Picnic’s woodland area with an eclectic line up, celebrating the diversity of Irish talent alongside engaging international artists.

In keeping with the ethos of Other Voices, festival-goers can expect memorable and intimate performances in a unique setting, with surprise special guests and rising talent from home and abroad. The second batch of artists are revealed below with one more announcement to come over the summer months:

Second Line Up Announcement

Talos, New Jackson, Booka Brass, Tom Adams, PIXX, Jack O’Rourke with special guest Hattie Webb, Stephen James Smith, Jealous Of The Birds, Bitch Falcon, Ailbhe Reddy, Slow Riot, Supersilly, Pillow Queens

Plus more to be announced!

Festival goers will be treated to a performance from rising Cork musician Talos, showcasing songs from his acclaimed debut album Wild Alee. Irish music veteran David Kitt brings his inventive electronic project New Jackson to the Other Voices stage, while grunge-rock trio Bitch Falcon guarantee big riffs and powerhouse vocals.

British electropop artist PIXXmakes her Other Voices debut as well as hotly tipped R&B quartet Supersilly. Berlin based singer-songwriter Tom Adams (who shares a manager with Nils Frahm) joins us for his first Irish performance and poet Stephen James Smith returns to Other Voices with thought provoking words and distinct Dublin humour.

Striking lyrics and well-crafted tunes can be expected from Jack O’Rourke joined by special guest Hattie Webb – a harpist described by Leonard Cohen as “flawless, uplifting and utterly original”.  Ailbhe Reddy and Jealous Of The Birds provide poignant songs with infectious melodies, while post-punk quartet Slow Riot revel in angular arrangements with stadium sized hooks. Rising punk-pop band Pillow Queens will show us why they’re the sharpest new band in Dublin, while special guests Booka Brass return to Other Voices to kick start the weekend with a bang.

They will join the likes of Saint Sister, Odetta Hartman, Soulé, Loah, Charlie Cunningham, Jafaris and Katie Laffan

Over the last few years musical guests at Other Voices Electric Picnic have included Hozier, Villagers, Joey Bada$$, St. Vincent, Glen Hansard, The Staves, Annie Mac, East India Youth and many many more.

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