Your Guide to Live Music This Weekend in Waterford

With only two more weekends of Summer in the City, the beat goes on all around town. O’Connell Street hosts a Ska Weekend…Waterford Walls closes its 2023 festival with some brilliant music at the Forum Festival Hub...and the races are on in Tramore so the Vic is providing a great line-up with the Strobes, Renegades and Fuse Trio.

Here’s the line-up of live music to look forward to this weekend:

Friday, August 18

The Wrong Keys, John Robert’s Square—4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

3 For The Road, The Apple Market—7 p.m.

Dave Lofts, The Viking Boat (The Reg)—7 p.m.

Saturday, August 19

Churchyard sessions

Dance Yourself Free, Open Dance Classes With Bonnie Boux and Guests, The Millennium Plaza—11 a.m.

Apple Art, The Apple Market—12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Busker’s Corner, The Apple Market—2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thomas Francis Meagher Fife and Drum Band, John Robert’s Square—2 p.m.

DJ Set, Luca Records, Michael Street—4 p.m.

Buskers Corner, Jenkins Lane—4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterford Ska Club MoonDance Sessions, O’Connell Street—6 p.m.

Mad Ferritt with support from Sean Murphy, The Churchyard Sessions, Baileys New Street—6.30 p.m.

No Hot Ashes, The Apple Market—7 p.m.

Pontius Pilate and the Naildrivers, O’Connell Street—8 p.m.

Sunday, August 20

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Family Film, The Apple Market—2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Not forgetting the recurring events happening all summer:

Weekly Cultural Quarter Markets, O’Connell Street—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Kids Activities, O’Connell Street—11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

The Survey Of The Landscape, Exhibition at Waterford Gallery of Art, O’Connell Street

Other Events Happening Around the City


Queer Ass Folk (Ronan Morris and Friends), with support Adam Cullen Stafford, Garter Lane Courtyard Sounds—5 p.m. on Friday, August 18.

Nathan Carter, Theatre Royal, The Mall—8 p.m. on Friday, August 18. Buy tickets here.

The races are on in Tramore this weekend and the Vic have a great line-up of music to coincide, with the Strobes on Friday, Renegades on Saturday and Fuse Trio on Sunday.

The wonderful Waterford Walls festival finishes up on Sunday and there’s music all weekend at the Forum Festival hub. Evolv DJ’s, Kazms and Republik play on Saturday and Get Down Edits DJ on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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