Waterford Retro Festival 2019

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of April

Polish off your dancing shoes and get down to the Cultural Quarter for a festival like no other!!

Against the Current proudly present the Waterford Retro Festival 2019.

This is a festival celebrating the music, fashion, lifestyles that influenced the many sub cultures involved in the Against The Current Waterford’s Countercultural Movements Project (1976 – 1999)  including Mods, Bikers, Skinhead, Punk and many more.  Against the Current explores the origins, evolution, and legacies of diverse local collectives such as The Freewheelers Motorcycle Club, Mods, Ska, Punk, Indie and the early underground dance scene in Waterford, revealing the fascinating ways in which interconnections were formed between music, fashion, and lifestyle among the groups in question.

Waterford Retro Festival will have something for everyone – with a street festival in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter, bands, DJ’s, film, exhibitions and much much more…

Starting on Friday 12th and running until Sunday 14th April 2019, Waterford Retro Festival 2019 will go back in time to celebrate the  Sub Cultures that shaped the lives of so many. The Festival will transform the Waterford Cultural Quarter into a mecca for Mods, Bikers,  Rockers, Skinheads, Punks, Goths, New Romantics, New Wave, Metal Heads,  Indie and Dance fans.

There are a number of MAIN EVENTS throughout the weekend:

The FREE Music Trail:

For Indie fans legendary music presenter Donal Dinnen will play in Downes, Rockabilly band the Nervous Breakdowns play in Tully’s and The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms host a number of events including a Blues night with Evan Biy and so much more……

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

Exhibition on Waterford Sub Cultures ’79-’96 at 44 The Quay, Waterford. Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April from 1pm to 6pm.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

Featuring:

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

Friday April 12th  – Northern Soul at The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms – Doors 5pmFREE Admission.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

The documentary “Against the Current” will premiere in  Garter Lane Arts Centre on Friday 12th at 7pm with another two showings on Saturday 13th at 2pm and 4pm. FREE Admission/Ticket Only Event.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019 Club Night at Factory, John Street, Waterford:  Friday 12th at 10.30pm

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. and tickets HERE.

A Street Festival will take place on Saturday April 13th in the Waterford Cultural Quarter from 1-8pm and Sunday 14th from 1-6pm with an outdoor music stage, food, vintage clothing, record and memorabilia stalls and a Classic Bike, Car and Scooter show taking place on Sunday.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

Saturday April 13th at Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford – A Band Called Malice – The definitive Jam Tribute Band and Tommy Hunt Northern Soul Legend with DJ’s (doors 9pm)  .

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

Saturday April 13th at 10pm – Celebrating The Spirit of The Norris Minor & Music Moves – at Treacy’s Hotel, The Quay, Waterford.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. HERE.

SKA Alldayer on Sunday 14th from 2pm to 10pm  – at The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Georges Street, Waterford. FREE Admission.

Waterford Retro Festival 2019

More info. @ Against The Current Waterford’s Counter Cultural Movements 1979 – 1996 HERE.

 

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