Festival season is fast approaching and one of Electric Picnic's best areas has just announced the first slew of acts to hit the stage this September.

The small but much loved Other Voices stage returns to the festival this year and today announced the first wave of acts that will performing in the heart of Electric Picnic's woodland areas.

Irish acts Saint Sister, Loah, Katie Laffan, Soulé and Jafaris will be rolling up to the small church along with New York's Odetta Hartman and Londoner Charlie Cunningham over the course of the weekend, with many more acts yet to be announced.

Over the last few years, musical guests at Other Voices Electric Picnic have included Hozier, Villagers, St. Vincent, Julia Jacklin, Annie Mac, The Staves, Glen Hansard and East India Youth, and as always there will be plenty of surprises in store.

Electric Picnic 2017 takes place from September 1st to the 3rd in Stradbally, Co. Louth.