This October 26th to 28th, 2017, Other Voices Belfast bursts into life, a three-day gathering of music, creativity and technology, a warm invitation from one of the world’s greatest musical cities, to one of Ireland’s most iconic musical gatherings, an opportunity for Other Voices to add a unique Kerry-born essence, to the proud and compelling contemporary voice of Belfast.

Other Voices have joined forces with Digital DNA, the 174 Trust and The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts to bring this dynamic event to Belfast, with the support and investment of Belfast City Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, CreativeIrlBBC Northern IrelandRTÉ andDiscover Northern Ireland

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister said: “As we prepare to submit our bid for European Capital of Culture 2023, the spotlight is being shone on the city’s thriving culture and arts scene, and I’m delighted that Belfast City Council is helping to bring Other Voices to Belfast for the first time. I hope it will be a precursor for more exciting events for the city.”


Digital DNA Creative Quater // Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October
Schools, youth and community organisations from across Belfast will come together to take part in four events as part of the Digital DNA Creative Quarter, showcasing the power of community through the mediums of music and technology. These innovative, inclusive events will feature speakers and workshops with some of the biggest names in digital, technology and the creative industries including Catalyst Inc., Techies in Residence and Speed Motion.

By attending you automatically enter a draw you for a chance to win tickets to Saturday night's concert.

Register at

26th Oct | Creating a Safe Space Online

10:00 – 12:30 | Intercomm

26th Oct | Creating Change – Tech for Transforming Your Community

2pm – 4:30pm | Girdwood Community Hub

27th Oct | Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture

10:00 – 12:30 | Denmark Street Community Centre

27th Oct | Creating a New Vision – the Creative Industries

13:30 – 16:00 | Houben Centre

The Belfast Edge // Saturday October 28th

10AM - 3.30PM

The Belfast Edge takes up residence in The Theatre at The Duncairn, a conference that aims to create discourse and collision of ideas around creativity, culture, technology, education and investment policies, firmly placing creativity at the centre of all policy-making and practice. The Belfast Edge is an extension of Ireland's Edge, which takes place in Dingle, West Kerry, every year during Other Voices. The line-up of speakers and facilitators will be announced shortly. Attendance at The Belfast Edge is free but ticketed and capacity is limited.

Those wishing to attend should register for tickets at Eventbrite on 

Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. One ticket per applicant, subject to availability. The Belfast Edge will also be streamed live on Facebook at the Other Voices page.

Other Voices // Saturday October 28th

Ticket Holdes please be be at the venue for 6.45PM for ticket collection.

Doors at 7.00PM

Slamming guitars, soaring vocals and earworm choruses will echo around the walls of The Duncairn’s School Hall, where The Other Voices Stage will be in full swing. A feast for the senses, this potent evening of live music showcasing the best in new musical talent, will feature sets from Grammy shortlisted trad giants Beoga, lo-fi acoustic gems from Portadown’s Jealous of the Birds, Kildare pop-rock, arena touring duo Picture This, the spine-tingling atmospheric folk of Hampshire born, Donegal bred Rosie Carneyand Derry purveyors of punk Touts

The show will be recorded by Other Voices for broadcast on both BBC and RTE television. Other additions to the line-up will be announced shortly.

Tickets for The Other Voices Stage will only be available through local media and online competitions, details of which will be announced shortly and at @OtherVoices on Facebook and @OtherVoicesLive on Twitter and Instagram.