The Soundwaves mission is to bring as many diverse music and arts experiences as possible to Skerries… both by offering a platform to the many local musicians and artists and by bringing the best of national and international acts to Skerries that our limited funds allow.
The festival is organised by the Skerries Community Association in the belief that a community that celebrates together is a stronger community.
Since the first Skerries Soundwaves Festival in 2004, the festival is organised and run on a completely voluntary, non-profit-making basis and over the years has forged links to many other voluntary groups in the town, and with local businesses.
Every year, a range of musical and artistic experiences is offered to the Skerries public – and to the increasing number of visitors who come to our town for the festival. Professional and amateur musicians of all musical backgrounds, street entertainers, sculptors, illustrators, painters, puppet theatre players, photographers, poets and many others have been involved over the years. The festival street party, Minecraft, night-time parade and fireworks have become firm favourites.
In keeping with the festival’s community focus, the Soundwaves Schools Programme sees artists, authors and dancers visit local primary schools and expose children to different forms of artistic expression.
Skerries Soundwaves is now well established. This would not have been possible without the continued support by the Fingal County Council.
However, it is the dozens of volunteers who are working very hard behind the scenes, who are making it the wonderful festival that it is.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of them!