This year's Spraoi International Street Arts Festival theme has been revealed

This year's Spraoi International Street Arts Festival theme has been revealed

Spraoi International Street Arts Festival is set to return to the streets of Waterford for its 25th year anniversary with 'Source to Sea'  being the leading theme.

This year's festival runs from the 4th to the 6th of August.

Director of Waterford Spraoi Festival, T.V Honan, explains what people can expect from the festival:

"For three days we pour in circus acts, musicians, performers of different sorts, visual comedy, visual theatre, percussions sounds and that rolls into the evenings.


"It’s the feeling of a Mediterranean or continental festival in the South of Ireland once a year for three days", he said. "Ordinary people, all makes, shapes, ages and backgrounds coming out on the streets and having a good time."

Spraoi will present an array of street performers and acts across the August bank holiday weekend.

To mark its 25th year, the festival will see the return of some fan favourites, with several acts that have previously performed at the festival returning this year.

"One of the great things about Spraoi is that there really is something for all ages", T.V. continued.


"Despite having artists from 12 different countries coming to perform at Spraoi this year, all of the stuff is out on the streets and all the stuff is absolutely free."

The Waterford street arts festival first began in 1993 with the idea of a one-day event on the streets of Waterford City.

After 25 years, it now attracts over 100,000 people to Waterford city over the three days.

For more information on Spraoi's International Street Arts Festival, visit: www.spraoi.com