Celebrating the Harvest

Visitors to Waterford’s Harvest Festival this September 8th – 10th can get ready to rock as the city will be alive with the sound of music across the Harvest Festival music stages. 

Kicking off the beats on Friday, September 8th, from 2pm will be hip hop, reggae and swing sounds from Baby Root Acoustic, followed by Liam Merman Duo from 3pm and Jazz from Calypso Trio at 4.15pm, and taking Friday evening to a close at 5.30pm there will be bluegrass sounds from Omega 3.

On Saturday, September 9th, live music commences from 12 noon with Damn Dirty Apes, a four-piece rock covers band, followed by traditional music from The Mulligans Celtic at 1.15pm, and some alternative pop from 2.30pm from Sand. In the later afternoon, The Shellakybookies acoustic pop band will be on stage, followed by The Rambling Paddy’s Irish folk & pop band at 5.15pm, and taking Saturday evening to a close will be funk and soul from Conor Clancy Band.

On Sunday, September 10th, the WAMA Drum Band will kick things off at 12 noon, followed by the acoustic duo from Cadance at 12.45pm, and jazz and funk from the WAMA House Band at 2pm. From 3.15pm, the Deise Brass 10-piece will be serving up Dixieland jazz, and at 4.45pm the five-piece Two Time Charlie will have the city swimming to pop funk soul, and Lower East Side will close the festival weekend with a smooth jazz set from 6pm.

The two live music stages are programmed by WAMA’s Trevor Darmody, and in addition there will be a vast array of entertainment and things to see, do and eat throughout the festival weekend.

Highlights include “Food Matters” food sustainability talks with some of the country’s most esteemed food writers, chefs, activists, journalists and business people; it’s guaranteed to be an educational, engaging and entertaining debate each day.

The best of Waterford’s food and drink will be centre stage at the giant Harvest Festival Market which will traverse across Waterford’s squares and interconnecting streets. On the Taste Waterford Kitchen Stage sponsored by Waterford’s Local Enterprise Office, there will be a host of Waterford’s very own food producers and chefs who will all be sharing their best recipes and food tips. 

The Waterford Harvest Festival is funded by Waterford City & County Council.