Sawfest is a new festival for Waterford with the intention of bringing together some of the finest local, national and international artists who can present experimental, ambient and electronic music/arts.

Initiated by Michael Shanahan and Magda Lipinska the three-day event is happening in Garter Lane Arts Centre and Soma Contemporary Gallery. and will form part of what is hoped will become a larger cross-cultural series of exchanges.


Friday 20th September (Culture Night – FREE event)

Garter Lane Arts Centre

Official opening of SAW Fest by Bernard Clarke from RTÉ lyric fm – 6pm

Garter Lane Gallery – InterPhase 3

Contemporary Gallery – 6pm – 8pm Soma
Sounds & Visuals

Garter Lane Theatre – start 8pm
Lunacybot (IE) 45min
Interval 15min
MiXile (AU/IE) 1h
Visual projections by Conrado de Velasco (Bangenuf Visuals) (PH/IE)
break 10pm-11pm

Soma Contemporary Gallery – start 11pm (for safety reasons it’s a closed door event – latecomers will not be admitted)
Boxemissions (mvestle) (IE) – 30min
Interval 15min
(Dez Link ) The Corporations (IE) – 45min
Interval 15min
Ikeaboy (IE) – 1h
Visual projections by Conrado de Velasco (Bangenuf Visuals) (PH/IE)
Finish 2am

Saturday 21st September
(tickets €50/festival or €30/day)

Garter Lane Theatre – start 11am


Danny McCarthy&Mick O’Shea (sound walk) (IE) – 1h
10min break
Lorcan McDonald (Ableton Live) (IE) – 1h
10 min break
Meltybrains? (Using Innovative Digital Technology in a Popular Music Context) (IE) – 1h
Finish 2:30pm

Lunch break 2:30-4:00pm


Garter Lane Theatre – start 4pm
Katie O’Looney and Harry Moore (IE) 45min
Interval 15min
The Quiet Club (IE) 45min
Interval 15min
7800beats (IE) 45min
interval 15min
Lee Holman (IE) 1h
Interval 15min
Dat Rayon (PL) 1h
Interval 15min
Cygna (MT) 1h
Visual projections by Conrado de Velasco (Bangenuf Visuals) (PH/IE)
Finish 11pm

Sunday 22nd September

Soma Contemporary Gallery – start 11am


Barry Cullen (circuit bending) (UK) 1h
Luca Nasciuti (sound walk) (IT/UK) 1h
Break 15min
Finish 1:30pm

Lunchbreak 1:30pm-3:00pm


Garter Lane Theatre – start 3pm
Barry Dilon (IE) – 45min
Interval 15min
JG/BC (IE) -45 min
Interval 15min

Garter Lane Gallery – (please, bring your own pillows to sit on)

K/RON (IE) – 45min

Garter Lane Theatre

Meltybrains? (IE) – 45min
Interval 30min
Hatti Vatti (PL) – 1h
Interval 15min
Luca Nasciuti (UK) – 1h
Visual projections by Conrado de Velasco (Bangenuf Visuals) (PH/IE)

Finish – 9pmFor more information on the festival go to:

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