THE Big Top is coming to the city this August and it promises to be an event the like of which has never been seen in Waterford before. Seven nights of top-class entertainment from Monday, August 19-Sunday, August 25 will feature music from the past and present, magic and mentalism, and a little something for the kids too.
The Big Top is exactly what it says, a massive Circus tent, with capacity for over 3,500 people, that will be located on the Waterside Car Park, bring an event the like of which is usually only reserved for Cork or Dublin.
It all kicks off on August 19 with Finbar Furey, the legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, storyteller and actor. Finbar is best known for the amazing string of hits he released with his brothers as The Fureys. Singles such as Sweet Sixteen, The Green Fields of France, The Red Rose Café, Go Lassie Go and more have become Irish anthems.
Other nights, which you’ll hear more about in the coming weeks include a stunning night with Keith Barry, an Indie Night made in Heaven featuring the Happy Mondays, King Kong Company and the Backroad Smokers Club who blew the roof off the Theatre Royal recently.
On Sunday, August 25, an amazing week of entertainment will climax with a 90’s Old Skool revival featuring The Vengaboys, Snap, Robin S, Katrina and the Waves, Ultrabeat, Abbaesque and Spring Break. That is one incredible, nostalgia-filled line up.
The Big Top will also feature a full bar and an incredible food offering from local food experts in La Boheme, Burrza, Momo, Loko and Revolution. Speaking about Big Top, Neil Kelly from Industry Entertainment said that the event was a show of confidence in Waterford as an event city.
“The Big Top line-up is something that people would usually expect to see in somewhere like Cork, Galway or Dublin, but it’s time that Waterford stood up to be counted,” Neil said. “This is an opportunity for the people of Waterford to show that they deserve top class entertainment as much as those cities. We will be sparing no expense to bring the best acts to the Waterside and I know that Waterford will get behind it.”
For more info and tickets info, you can visit www.bigtoplive.ie