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:
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
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, www.summerin.city. 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!