Stalwart Electric Picnic-ers will be delighted to learn that firm fan fave, the Other Voices stage returns to the Stradbally woods with an eclectic line up as disparate as it is exciting.

A blend of Irish and international artists will perform in EP’s most intimate setting, and judging by the breadth of talent due to take to the OV stage, festival-goers can expect all kinds of everything and then some.

Details have just been released of the latest additions to the Other Voices roll call with the extended line up being made up of a balanced mix of both established and emerging artists. Here’s a flavour of some of the artists that’ll be showcasing their wares in this most special of silvan settings:-

Making his Irish debut will be Berlin-based, Oxford native singer-composer Tom Adams who recently performed as part of the Other Voices Berlin Irish music showcase. His 8-track mini album Silence, which was released earlier this year, is simply breathtaking.

The much anticipated set of rising star Eoin French’s Talos project, which only recently released the stupendously gorgeous Brendan Canty visual for his single This Is Us Colliding, should see the Cork man focus on tracks from his highly acclaimed debut album Wild Alee.

Fresh from successful slots at TGE and Body & Soul, Fresh on the Net and Tom Robinson Fresh Fave Ailbhe Reddy makes her EP debut. Her dynamic vocal ability and insightful lyricism are guaranteed to captivate.

Booka Brass, who do exactly as it says on the tin, make a welcome return with their sometimes sexy, always sassy, innovative take on infectious contemporary jazz sounds.

Music vet David Kitt is set to introduce his New Jackson electro-project. He also togged out for OV in Berlin and you can expect more of the same, with a Night to Night fuelled set for his ‘woodland’ slot.

Livening things up a little should be alt-rock outfit Bitch Falcon who hopefully won’t be too Castlepalooza’d out of it to provide some ‘feist’ to the pastoral with their grungy gargantuaness.

If you like your R&B dope, then Hudis, Grvz, SolBas, and Glory aka funk-trap outfit Super Silly are the go-to act for you.

And when the cobwebs, and hopefully not the clouds, are beginning to gather, all girl four-piece Pillow Queens will help shake things up with their fresh brand of ballsy neo-new wave. Think grrr with a touch of purr.

Other acts set to mix it up and shake it down are dreamy voiced British electro-popper Pixx, poet Stephen James Smith, Portadown native Jealous of the Birds (the North’s top tip for the big time!), and post-punk quartet Slow Riot. They’ll join the likes of Katie Laffan, Jafaris, Saint Sister, Laoise, Soulé and more .

Other Voices at EP will be presented by the Beeb’s Huw Stephens along with May Kay of Le Galaxie and Fight Like Apes fame. Full details of Other Voice @ Electric Picnic can be found here.

To whet your appetite, which of course can only be fully sated by devouring the full Electric Picnic menu, we’re signing off with an Other Voices playlist – think of it as an amuse bouche to the table d’hote.


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