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

Olk 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

Waterford BreakBeat

(Ireland) Join Waterford BreakBeat at Spraoi in association with LimsRochers Cru for an outdoor Hip-Hop / Break-Dance workshop and performance.  Their outdoor DJ station will be cutting the best tunes for all to enjoy, plus parents and children from the … Continued

Royal British Legion Brass Band, Christchurch

(UK) The Christchurch Band of the Royal British Legion has existed in its current form since 2005 and is proud to represent the beautiful seaside town of Christchurch, Dorset. The band performs many engagements throughout the year, highlights including Waterloo 200, … Continued

Compañía de Circo “eia”

inTarsi (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE A few smallish platforms, a trampoline, a teeterboard and four men… Four acrobats watch each other, gauge, run into, carry, throw each other and sweep us along in their physical and metaphorical dance: meetings, exploits, mistakes, … Continued

Avanti Display

Full Circle (UK) IRISH PREMIERE Are they incompetent council workers or is it a piece of performance art? What began as a game now is starting to look a bit precarious. Where have they gone? Now what do we do? … Continued

Compania Hotel iocandi

Esquerdes (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE “What is in the empty space between two pieces that do not fit? A man and a woman meet in a place. He climbs. She runs. Just a simple movement… and the game can start.” Esquerdes … Continued

The Yelling Kitchen Prince

The Yelling Kitchen Prince (Holland) IRISH PREMIERE The Yelling Kitchen Prince is the only owner of the Kitchen-organ-drumset in the world:Cooking, playing the organ and drumming at the same’s a piece of cake for this amazing artist! This physical … Continued

Circ Panic

Mira T (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE A giant set of scales stands in the centre of the stage… MiraT plays with an exchange of perspectives, both introspective and open. From him to himself, from you to him and from him to … Continued

Ali & Henrik

Cikada (Ireland & UK) Two acrobats create a world between the harmonious and the absurd. In this world lines are blurred between human and nature.  An acrobatic and poetic reflection of the balance between the organic, the structured and the … Continued


Le Grand Café (Belgium) The smallest bar in the world! (and the nicest) Usually sitting alone at a café is rather depressing on your own. But if there is only one bar stool, then it feels like a privilege. The … Continued

Traces Dance Ensemble

Crossing Bridges (Ireland) Spraoi are delighted to welcome back Traces Dance Ensemble with a brand new show, after their barn storming performance at the 2017 Festival. This is a performance not to be missed. ‘Crossing Bridges ‘ explores relationships between … Continued

Nest Stage

Spraoi, in partnership with ISACS, will present new work from emerging street artists based in Ireland.  The acts will be under the mentorship of Simon Thompson, from Clown Noir.  The NEST shows will be presented on both Friday and Saturday … Continued