The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival will feature street artists from around the globe, presenting a thrilling selection of world class street theatre.

Acts from Ireland and around the world lined up to bring the very best of international street theatre to Waterford. Spraoi’s commitment to the creation and development of new Irish work remains central to the company’s ethos.

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The Resonate Stage

Proudly sponsored by The Waterford Academy of Music & Arts   Resonate, a new band management company, which is the brainchild of WAMA’s Trevor Darmody, once again brings an eclectic mix of youthful bands and musicians to this year’s Spraoi … Continued

Sanofi Spraoi Orchestra

Sanofi Spraoi Orchestra (Ireland) This project, in partnership with Sanofi, introduces young people to music making. 25 young people will rehearse with tutors at Spraoi Studios throughout July before featuring at all three days of the festival. Some of the … Continued

Old Silkstone Band

(UK) A 28 piece brass band that entertains audiences  aplenty with a wide range of music. Established in 1861 the OSB is based in the ex-mining village of Silkstone .  The band has performed concerts of all styles not only … Continued

Jazz Jam Session

On Sunday 5th brass, sax and percussion players of Waterford will get a chance to get their jazz on with New York Brass Band at the Spraoi Festival.  They will join the amazing New York Brass Band for a Sunday … Continued

City of Waterford Brass – Movie Magic

(Ireland) A firm favourite with the Spraoi audience, this Waterford based band believe in tailoring its performances to its audience and has done for the last 85 years. For the Spraoi Festival 2018, their special festival repertoire will feature many … Continued

UpRoar Rock Chorus

(Ireland) The UpRoar Rock Chorus are a new musical group from Clonmel that mixes Rock Music with a choral sound approach. The group were formed in early 2017 and in a small amount of time they have staged  two headline … Continued

Brass Street Beat

(Ireland) Get down with the sounds of brass on the Applemarket on Sunday afternoon, with young brass, sax and percussion musicians. Hailing from the Rebel County, this 12 piece will perform some of your favourite hits New Orleans brass band … Continued


(Catalonia) A band that is the natural result of a mestizo city in the soul, as it is in Barcelona. Seven musicians from different countries, cultures and musical styles found in the alleys of the historic centre, give life to … Continued

Barrack Street Concert Band

(Ireland) This very popular brass band has been making music in Waterford since its formation in 1870. In that time, they have contributed richly to the cultural and social life of Waterford and have been an enduring presence in the … Continued

The Big Bang

(Ireland) 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. … Continued