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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buy your ticket here https://www.othervoices.ie/
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We recommend these three hotels:
Closest? The Gwbert Hotel Clean, functional and overlooking the bay.
Cheapest? St. Clears Carmarthen Hotel is a short walk from the village of St Clears and the Gate Craft Centre, and a quick drive from nearby Carmarthen
Feeling fancy? Ivy Bush Royal Hotel a spectacular position at the gateway to the Golden West with old world charm and modern facilities.
From London Paddington go to Swansea with a connection to Carmarthen, or Birmingham to Aberystwyth station.
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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