Summer in the City…Full Details Announced!

Summer in the City…Full Details Announced!

Acts, Locations, Dates, Stage Times, Music, Workshops, Street Performance – It’s All Here!

It’s Gonna Be a Great Summer!

One City, four stages and 160 events! 2019 will be remembered as a summer of music and arts in Waterford City! The Summer in the City team has put together a fantastic programme for this year with music, family entertainment, art and crafts, comedy, spoken word, workshops, puppet shows, street performance and loads more. Remember everything is absolutely FREE – it’s all ready all you have to do is join in!

This year there are five main areas: Centre Stage in John Roberts’ Square, Waterford Viking Triangle, The Apple Market, ArtBeat and the Churchyard Sessions in Bailey’s New Street and Block Parties in Waterford Cultural Quarter. Full details for each area are below:

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Centre Stage, John Roberts Square

As always, the stage on John Roberts  is at the heart of it all, bringing you the finest bands singing the songs you all know. Every Friday and Saturday expect quality tunes, family fun activities and free facepainting. And let’s not forget the traditional Saturday puppet shows featuring kids’ favourites Mr. Cool and Punch and Judy. Waterford plays host to some of the finest marching bands and concert bands so expect some ‘OOMPAHs’ to kick the music off every Saturday!


2.30pm – 4.30pm: Family fun with facepainting, balloons, kids’ disco

5pm – 7pm: Live Music Sessions


12.30 – 2pm: Family fun

1pm: Puppet Shows

2.15 – 3.15pm: Marching bands / concert bands

3.15 – 5.15pm: Headline Music Acts


June 1 – Newfoundland

June 7 – Third Wheel

June 8 – The Flicks

June 14 – Monkey Harris

June 15 – Three’s Company

June 21 -Achara

June 22 – Hard To Handle

June 28 – Rippin’ Up Time

June 29 – Shellakybookies

July 5 – No Pressure

July 6 – Rookie Thomson

July 12 – Shellakybookies

July 13 – Boobs And Balls

July 19 – Two Piece In a Pod

July 20 – Monkey Harris

July 26 – Shellakybookies

July 27 – No Hot Ashes

August 9 – Three’s Company

August 10 – Riff Raff

August 16 – BabyVegas

August 17 – Sleeze ‘N’ Cheeze

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The Apple Market

This year for the first time, Summer in the City includes The Apple Market in the heart of Waterford’s Entertainment district, with gigs featuring some of Ireland’s best-established and emerging musicians, stripped back and raw. On Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 pm you can enjoy one of the finest covered outdoor areas in the country.

Saturday June 1 – Mundy

Saturday June 8 – Junior Brother, Liam Merriman & Bill Stuart

June 15- Riff Raff

July 6 – Colin and the Harries Hawks

July 13- Three’s Company

July 20 – Rippin’ Up Time

ArtBeat & The Churchyard Sessions, Bailey’s New Street

From 5pm each Saturday, ArtBeat focuses on emerging original Irish music; in one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland nestled among the historic ruins of French Church. ArtBeat has been a staple of summers in Waterford for many years, and features bands from every genre of music. If you want to see the next Fontaines DC for free before they hit the arenas this is where it is at.

The Churchyard Sessions kick off at 8pm and are brought to you by The Munster Bar and The Reg. This later event looks to the more established musicians, with the cream of the Irish music scene gracing its stage. This year we see the long-awaited Jerry Fish arrival and firm favourites Newfoundland bring their unique stylings to the stage. And don’t forget that our resident DJ DaveyBoy will bring you all the best tunes with his Indie Disco while you sit and enjoy life!

June 1 – The Jam Tarts, Crome Yellow, Sean McComish

June 8 – Newfoundland, Dowry, Amy Montgomery, Anna Mullarkey

June 15 – RSAG, Dezoot, Cherym

June 22 – Mount Sion Choir, Sick Love, Owen Byrne

June 29 – The Eskies, Munky, Tanjier, Emma Quilty

July 6 – Jerry Fish, Jack O’Rourke, BleakHaus

July 13 – Thank Funk, Mark Walsh & the Tide, EMR

July 20 – Beef Supreme, Elephant, Kudos

July 27 – The Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Ten Ounce Mouse, Drop the Shadow

Aug 10 – Newfoundland, Jack Kennedy, Open Mikers

Aug 17 – Thumper, EHCO, Bankrupt

DJ Daveyboy’s Indie Disco

Resident DJ Daveyboy brings you all the coolest tunes, indie anthems and floorfillers to get your feet tapping and your heart racing. Happening June 15, June 22, June 29, July 20, July 27

Friday Acoustic Sessions

Also taking place on Bailey’s New Street, on Friday nights from 8pm you can unwind and enjoy the very best acoustic music with these chilled-out sessions brought to you by The Reg Bar and The Munster Bar. These laid-back sessions take place on June 7, June 14, June 21, July 5, July 19 and August 9 and signal that the weekend has well and truly started…

Block Parties – Waterford Cultural Quarter

Something brand new for 2019 on O’Connell Street, it’s Block Parties! With street bands, brass and high energy on the stage outside Tully’s Bar, these are going to be some fun events! Make sure to pop down early for music, drinks and open-air workshops. Then enjoy the rest of your evening with music ‘al fresco’. From 9pm – 11pm…

Sunday June 2 – Code of Behaviour

Friday June 28 – Galway Street Club

Friday July 26 – Conor Clancy and Band

Friday August 16 – Chinese Newspaper

Waterford Viking Triangle

2019 sees Summer in the City extend its offering throughout Waterford Viking Triangle with a fantastic programme of creative and entertaining events. Highlights include three ‘Big Events’ on June 1, July 5 and August 17 featuring street performers, artists workshops, music and spoken word events! Around each corner something fun will be happening. Some of the great activities happening in the Viking Triangle include Speakers Corner, Crafter’s Corner, Waterford’s Biggest Colouring Book and Battle of the Bands!

Summer in the City is funded by Waterford Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and supported by The Reg, The Munster Bar, Tully’s, Rapid Cabs, WLRFM and Waterford Cultural Quarter. With loads more info, announcements and details to come, keep and eye to FaceBook or the brand-new Summer in the City website, And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Summer in the City brochure, available throughout the City! It’s going to be a great summer!

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