Sonic Arts Waterford (SAW) are pleased to announce the open call for artists to take part in our 2017 (5th edition) festival.

The usual rules apply. Sonic Dreams Festival is a 2 day festival of LIVE experimental electronic music and arts. We have traditionally focused on LIVE sound art, ambient, techno, etc. We love DJ’s but Sonic Dreams Festival is LIVE music only.

Our open call commences on the 14 February and ends on the 14 May, 2017.

Terms and conditions: Sonic Dreams is an international community-led festival. It is not commercial. There are no profits and no one involved in the festival gets paid. As such, we don’t pay fees and in most cases are unable to pay expenses unless previously agreed.

So, why would an artist want to perform at our festival? We have worked really hard to make our festival truly unique for artists and audiences. Our artists are looked after as family for the duration of their stay with us. The finest of food and a truly warm community experience. International artists are also accommodated in comfort for free. Many artists arrive a few days early and treat their stay with us as a holiday. Audiences are limited to approximately 100 people and tickets are sold on a break-even basis to make it affordable for those on low incomes. Sound and venue facilities are top quality all the way.

Take a look at the lineup for previous editions to get an idea as to the 100+ artists from around the world who have joined us in the past. Many of those artists keep returning such is the beautiful vibe we have going.

We are again grateful for the financial support from Waterford City & County Council in ensuring that our community festival takes place this year.

If you’d like to be a part of the 2017 Sonic Dreams Festival in Waterford, Ireland on the 29 and 30 September then we look forward to hearing from you!!

Mick and Frank