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Other Voices hosted at University College Cork

We are delighted to announce Other Voices returns to University College Cork. This will be a spectacular night of music live streamed from our striking riverside campus on Thursday, 28 September 2023

Hosted by legendary Other Voices presenter MayKay, the line-up will include a remarkable array of Ireland’s most brilliant musicians. UCC’s iconic Aula Maxima, its much loved Honan Chapel and its Glucksman Gallery will be the backdrops for acts including Picture This, Niamh Regan, BricknastySekou, Cardinals and more. The evening promises to be an unforgettable moment for music in Cork. 

Students, staff and alumni of UCC, together with the public, will share in music’s great power to bring people together to celebrate collectively, as the university celebrates a return to campus life. The event is supported by Bank of Ireland.

Live Acts

Livestream Acts

Ahead of the release of their much-anticipated fourth album, the best-selling pop-rock four-piece Picture This will bring their infectious melodies and chart-topping hits to Cork for one night only, playing an intimate, electrifying live set.

Gifted singer-songwriter Niamh Regan will return to the OV stage, this time in UCC to play tracks from her critically acclaimed debut ‘Hemet,’ which won soaring praise and nominations for both the RTÉ Folk Awards. Niamh will give us a glimpse into her much-anticipated sophomore album as part of what is sure to be another captivating set by the masterful songwriter.

Coming straight outta Ballymun, Bricknasty will hit the OV UCC stage, traversing the worlds of jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and more for this special show. Their innovative live sets have become the stuff of legends for anyone who has been lucky enough to see them over the past 12 months. Expect high energy, big grooves and musical anarchism from this one-of-a-kind act.

There will also be a huge Other Voices debut from the fresh new sound of RnB Sekou. At just 18 years old, the rising star has already been tipped by the BBC as an artist to watch with a Glastonbury set under his belt and names Sam Smith, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa, and Leon Bridges as just some of his many fans.

We’re also shining a light on local talent witha special hometown from one of the Ireland’s most exciting new acts. Hailing from Cork, Cardinals are 6-piece rock n’ roll group containing swells of alternative pop and traditional Irish sounds.

These five acts will perform intimate sets both live and online, with all performances being livestreamed to the world via Other Voices’ YouTube, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Don’t miss out, join the livestream on 28 September @ 7pm on YouTube.


Other Voices of UCC

The musical talent of UCC will take centre stage as part of the Other Voices of UCC warm up concert. The free public concert will take place in The Hub, with celebrations kicking off from 1pm - 3pm on Thursday, 28 September. Featuring: Eve Whelan Music, Kane's Basement, Drew Hall, the TradSoc and the selected act of the ‘UCC Amplified’ open call for musical artists.

Ticket Lottery

We are thrilled to confirm the return of the Golden Ticket Lottery, unique to Other Voices at University College Cork. Golden Tickets can be won for the pre-record sessions taking place in the Glucksman Gallery and the Honan Chapel on Wednesday, 27 Sept 2023 and for the iconic Other Voices main event taking place in the Aula Maxima on Thursday, 28 September 2023. To be in with a chance of winning a coveted spot at one of the three recorded Other Voices events, please complete the relevant entry form below!

Winners will be notified after the closing date on Wednesday, 13 September 2023. 

Important: Winners must claim tickets by Monday, 18 September 2023. Unclaimed tickets will be reallocated.

UCC Amplified

Continuing our mission of celebrating what’s about to happen, the UCC Amplified open call will give one lucky act the opportunity to perform as part of Other Voices of UCC.

They will also have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Pillow Queens nabbing themselves a spot on the legendry Other Voices Dingle Distillery Music Trail this December.

Full details on the submission process are available at the UCC Amplified application form.

Watch Live

Irish and international music fans can watch the performances for free on Other Voices’ YouTube and Facebook platforms, fans can set a reminder now.

Our Partners

The event and livestream is made possible through the partnership of South Wind Blows, Other Voices, and UCC, with the generous support of Bank of Ireland, The River Lee Hotel and the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

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