Located in John Roberts Square, the George’s Court Stage will rock to the varied sounds of funk, brass and ska throughout Saturday and Sunday.
A very special thank you to George’s Court Shopping Centre for supporting these acts.
The Big Bang
Kicking off the George’s Court Stage on Saturday, be prepared for toe tapping, headbanging, fast and furious percussion from this group of young creative local drummers born out of the Waterford Academy of Music & Arts. Expect high energy grooves, smoking hot bass lines and thunderous pandemonium. They ain’t called “The Big Bang” for nothin’!
Fresh with a capital PH, Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together in a bombastic psychedelic tapestry of good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance. Guaranteed to give the audience a good time!
The ‘Jenova Collective’ are a 7 piece British dance band with an intense electrifying show. Fusing the worlds of dance music and live performance these guys have been tearing up international clubs, venues and festivals since they formed in 2014.
Their electric combination of vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, funky bass, screeching sax, dirty synths & live drums all fronted by an enigmatic front woman is distinctly unique and throws down an irresistible party at every occasion.
After spending a year touring the UK, Europe and Australasia, their debut release on Freshly Squeezed Music is due in September 2017. This heavy new dance sound and infectious on-stage chemistry has a flawless record of rocking crowds to the point of euphoric madness.
Witness it yourself.
Ireland’s definitive tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers, featuring musicians from all over the world, these guys play this great band’s covers like no other. So come on down Saturday afternoon and listen to these timeless renditions of Jamaica’s favourite reggae men.
The Papa Zitas
Ireland’s definitive Motown Big Band experience. This 10piece outfit from Cork deliver an incredible performance with all the Motown classics we all know and love.
Headed by three top class vocalists, (the Mama Zitas), and joined by an exuberant brass section, and a thundering rhythm section, this homage to 1960s music is charged up with dancefloor hits guaranteed to get the party started.
This three piece from Dublin are sure to have you dancing in the aisles and swinging from the ceiling. An Irish rockabilly band, delving into swamp boogie, delta pink and voodoo. Twang with a bang!
I Draw Slow
This Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been consistently selling out venues and releasing their records to critical acclaim in Ireland for the last 10 years. It’s been five years since the 5 piece band made their debut US appearance in Nashville, following release of their second album Redhills. Fifteen tours and 25 states later, they’ve moved into a dominant position on the North American folk music scene and are receiving well deserved recognition from some of the biggest festivals in the US. They have signed to Compass Records in Nashville with their new album, which eached No.1 in Ireland.
As well as street gigs at Srpaoi, these seven musicians will also take to the Mainstage. From different countries, cultures and musical styles founded in the alleys of the historic centre of Barcelona, they give life to a fresh, vital sound, full of positive energy, that’s hard to classify.
New York Brass Band
North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band, this band pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns. They have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael and from Cee-Loo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure.
A powerful 7-piece, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone, nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.