Other Voices music festival

Cardigan, West Wales

This under the radar music festival showcases silver-tongued singer-songwriter from Wales and beyond this October says Fiona McAuslan

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Most beautiful bay in Wales

Cardigan’s buzz is on the up. The gleaming waters of Wales’s largest bay are a siren call to savvy summer visitors coming for the coastline, countryside and cute indy shops but once autumn hits, it’s all about the Other Voices Cardigan Festival.  

Welsh music festival

This glorious three-day festival is an off shoot of the renown Other Voices music festival based in Ireland. It’s all about heartfelt music, raw talent and diverse up and coming singer songwriters.

This is a brilliant chance to size up new talent. Some of names that have played here since the festival’s inception in 2001 have included Little Simz and Arlo Parks and Sam Fender.

Poppy Ajudha @ Other Voices

Other Voices line up 2023

This year it’ll be the ethereal sounds of Cerys Hafana sending shivers down our spine. Sans Soucis is also on our list, not least because they’re Ticket Master’s breakthrough artist for 2023. Also kick arse Welsh punk trio Adwaith, fresh from a summer of Glastobury and supporting Manic Street Preachers are getting us all excited.  

Other Voices Lineup

Music trail

The event encompasses Cardigan as a whole; as well as the main venue at St Mary’s Church, there’s a music trail that snakes all over town and showcases an amazing array of emerging Welsh and Irish voices in hip-hop, folk, grime, indie, punk and more.  

Great bands, brilliant price

We can’t believe the Other Voices festival isn’t better known; a wealth of talent, in an intimate setting, for only £25; now that’s something to sing about.

How to get there


From London Paddington go to Swansea with a connection to Carmarthen, or Birmingham to Aberystwyth station.

Where to eat


Yr Hen Printworks - Tuck into small plates at a Michelin accredited restaurant in the historic Old Hope Chapel.



The main venue at St Mary’s Church is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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