International Music

 The Hop House Rhythm Route is back this year featuring bands from Ireland, Europe and Africa and Waterford Academy of Music and Arts host the Resonate Stage. Bands will perform free shows at outdoor venues by day and in City Centre venues by night.  


Always Drinking Marching Band

From Catalonia in Spain, the Always Drinking Marching Band are set to bring Mediterranean musical fire & passion to Spraoi 2019!

Brass & Co.

The hot brass and driving rhythm sections promise to keep you on your feet all night long – their energy and enthusiasm is contagious!

Brass Tracks

Friday August 2nd Five bands take to the streets, each performing at a chosen spot before converging on John Roberts Square

City of Waterford Brass

Favourites with the Spraoi audience, City of Waterford Brass present A Tribute to ABBA!

Fallen Lights

Fallen Lights are a blend of rich harmonies and catchy melodies with an underlying pop theme that would get even the most dedicated of rockers tapping their toes.

Friendship Band

‘Carnival’ style entertainment with upbeat music and striking uniforms.

Galway Street Club

“…GSC are ready and more than willing to put their mind, heart, body, soul and balls into every note…”

Jukebox Gypsy

Jukebox Gypsy are known for their eclectic song writing and high-energy shows.

Mbilou and Kakatsitsi Drummers

Mbilou, with the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana bring a fusion of Bwiti influences with funky drumming grooves

New York Brass Band

A 7-piece with a repertoire ranging from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans Jazz to ska

Omega Three

You’ll hear swing and rag-time tunes and some jazz standards along with classic acoustic songs.


Blending the freshness of dance music, with the warm influences of swing from the 20s to 50s.

The WAMA Resonate Stage

Sunday Aug 4th