We are delighted that Mayo County Council has today confirmed the return of the internationally renowned Other Voices music festival, which took Ballina by storm in September 2018. Other Voices Mayo returns to Ballina on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February 2020, with acts to be announced in the coming days.
The partnership between South Wind Blows, Moy Valley Resources IRD and Mayo County Council enables Other Voices to again showcase excellent music, provide great workshops, a music trail in local pubs, high-profile concerts in St. Michael’s Church (live-streamed to local pubs and Ballina Arts Centre) and the ground-breaking Ireland’s Edge Conference.
Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy welcomed today’s news: “Mayo and Ballina are delighted to have such an internationally acclaimed music event return to Ballina. We are honored to have an event of this calibre taking place here and I have no doubt it will be a tremendous success.”
There was a tremendously positive response to the Other Voices Festival in Ballina in 2018, and it is estimated that the economic benefit to the region was in excess of €2 million, coupled with global media reach.
Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes added: “This is really good news for the town of Ballina. Other Voices is a unique celebration of music and place like no other music event in Ireland. We will extend the warmest of welcomes to the artists and to all those who come to experience Other Voices in County Mayo.”
Annette Maughan, CEO of Moy Valley Resources, supporting today’s announcement commented: “Moy Valley Resources IRD is excited to team up with Other Voices, Mayo County Council and our local partners to bring this fantastic festival back to Ballina. We look forward in the coming weeks and months to delivering an unforgettable weekend for the town.”
The festival’s success in Mayo is built on collaboration and hard-working partnerships which include: Mayo County Council, Moy Valley ResourcesIRD, South Wind Blows, Mayo.ie, Mayo North Promotions Office, Ballina Chamber of Commerce, St. Michael’s Church, Ballina Municipal District, Ballina Arts Centre, The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina Presbyterian Church, Creative Ireland Mayo, Music Generation’s Core Youth Music Hub, Local Gardaí, Mayo Volunteer Centre, local hotels, pubs and businesses.
A wide range of sponsorship, funding and essential in-kind supports are being provided by these organisations and other sponsors.
Other Voices has been going strong in Dingle for seventeen years, which has led to the creation of an acclaimed music TV series with over fifteen international broadcast partners. Other Voices Mayo will also feature in the next broadcast series on RTE later this year.
As Other Voices Mayo returns to Ballina, further information of an exciting line up of artists will be announced next week by Other Voices.
We can’t wait!