Summer in the City 2019

FREE Music & Arts Festival... Waterford City, June 1 – August 17 2019

Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival! Our programme for 2019 an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and produced By Central Arts and Partners, Summer in the City takes places across the summer months from June 1 to August 17 with 160 events taking place on four stages across five areas of the city – and it’s all entirely FREE!

See the full brochure online HERE


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:

Centre Stage, John Roberts Square - the heart of it all. Every Friday and Saturday expect quality tunes, family fun activities, free facepainting and puppet shows. Kicking off the music on Saturdays we have performances by some of Waterford’s amazing marching bands and concert bands.


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


Waterford Viking Triangle - a fantastic programme of creative and entertaining events. Highlights include three ‘Big Events’ on June 1, July 5 and August 17 with street performers, artists workshops, music and spoken word events! 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!


The Apple Market - this year for the first time, Summer in the City includes The Apple Market with gigs on selected Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 pm

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


Waterford Cultural Quarter Block Parties - something brand new for 2019 on O’Connell Street, we have Block Parties! With street bands, brass and high energy on the stage outside Tully’s Bar. 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


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. The Churchyard Sessions kick off at 8pm and are brought to you by The Munster Bar and The Reg, with the cream of the Irish music scene gracing its stage.

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 Bailey’s New Street - all the coolest tunes, indie anthems and floorfillers to get your feet tapping and your heart racing. June 15, June 22, June 29, July 20, July 27

Acoustic Sessions Bailey’s New Street - 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. Happening June 7, June 14, June 21, July 5, July 19 and August 9.


Summer in the City is produced by Central Arts and partners and funded by Waterford Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and supported by The Reg, The Munster Bar, Tully’s, Rapid Cabs, Waterford Cultural Quarter and WLRFM


With loads more info and announcements to come, keep and eye to this site and our FaceBook for details!

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