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Paloma Faith.

Paloma Faith.

WITH only days to go now to the South East’s BIG music event of the year so we are giving you 10 good reasons why you should not miss this fantastic event.

David Gray, still the biggest album seller of all time in Ireland, will play his massive hits (Babylon, Sail Away, This Year’s Love, Please Forgive Me, etc) for the first time ever in Waterford on Saturday, 5 July.

The Kaiser Chiefs play their only Irish festival gig this year when they headline on Friday, 4 July, and Ricky Wilson will be showing why he has a reputation as one of the best front men in rock music today.

The wonderfully quirky Paloma Faith brings her fantastic live band to Waterford on Sunday, 6 July, to celebrate having one of the biggest selling albums of the year so far and to play the BIG hits from all 3 of her albums.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott of the Beautiful South will be playing some songs you know and love from that band plus a few from The Housemartins and their new Top 5 album just released to brilliant reviews.



One of the most popular acts on the global festival circuit, James, released a new album last week and it was hailed as ‘a masterpiece’ in the Sunday papers. They return to Waterford on Sunday, 6 July, to play here for the first time since supporting The Smiths at The Savoy in 1984.

Across the 3 days some of the very best live acts from Ireland will entertain you with a variety of music styles and great original songs, The roll call includes Walking on Cars, Cathy Davey, Hermitage Green, Jerry Fish & Booka Brass Band, the Hot Sprockets, Corner Boy and Hogan.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot.

Waterford can be very proud of its music scene over the last few years and Daytripper is delighted to support homegrown talent with O Emperor, King Kong Company, Propeller Palms, Solar Taxi, Kodakid and Susan O’Neill all playing the festival.

There will be a new improved site layout at Bolton Street this year, taking on board recommendations from you the customer after last year’s show. These include bigger and better bar facilities and a big marquee where you can sit down and chill out with beer and food between acts.

At just €37.50 per day and €90 for a 3 day weekend ticket, Daytripper prides itself on being the best value music event in the country featuring acts of the calibre of those listed above.

And finally because the event happens in the middle of our lovely city, after the show you can stroll to your favourite pub or to the official After-Party at Crystal Club & Venue in John Street, featuring top quality live music and hopefully a few surprises!

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