Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it has not been possible for Spraoi to proceed as planned in 2020.
Spraoi artists, management, technicians, volunteers, sponsors, funders and board members have worked tirelessly to bring Spraoi safely to the streets of Waterford. Unfortunately, events have overtaken us and with great regret Spraoi had to be cancelled in 2020.
The Spraoi street arts installations at George’s Street, Arundel Square, Michael Street and Lady Lane will go ahead as planned later this week!
Our team have worked incredibly hard on these installations and we can’t wait for you to see them!
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Spraoi’s policy, over the last number of years, of supporting and developing new Irish work, through the NEST initiative, and emphasising on presenting Irish premieres at Spraoi has helped to assist the burgeoning of the street arts sector in Ireland.
Spraoi has a special focus on street music over the festival, with some amazing street bands in the city throughout the event.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer live music on the streets or in the pubs of Waterford this year.
Spraoi is the largest arts festival in Ireland and the globally-recognised event celebrates people and culture while showcasing the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Ireland’s oldest city.
Spraoi still hopes to create a series of street installations in city centre locations that we hope will bring some colour and joy as you shop, dine and enjoy the streets of Ireland’s oldest city.More info
The Spraoi Parade harnesses community creativity, bringing together professional artists and voluntary arts activists to unleash imaginative energy and cultural celebration on the streets of Waterford’s medieval city.
The Parade has been postponed until 2021 as it has impossible to deliver this year’s parade in line with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
Both the parade and fireworks have been postponed until 2021 as they proved impossible to deliver within social-spacing guidelines. However, Spraoi will present an array of installations to animate the city for audiences at night.