2018 Artist Submissions

Welcome to our 2018 edition! This year, our (6th edition) festival will take place on the 28 and 29 September. We are now accepting submissions from artists in the following areas:

  1. LIVE Electronic Music – Experimental, Sound Art, Ambient and Techno
  2. Live Visuals
  3. Sound Installations

Important:  Sonic Dreams is a LIVE music festival. We love DJ’s but can’t accept applications from DJ’s. It’s just not that kind of festival. Ableton sets are perfectly acceptable though and we love them!

As in previous years, the festival takes place in various galleries and venues in Waterford, Ireland.

Before you apply, terms and conditions and things you need to know about Sonic Arts Waterford: We are a voluntary and non-profit organisation that operates on a small grant received (with thanks) from Waterford and City Council. As such, we have absolutely no budget for fees and flights.

What we can offer is really comfortable accommodation (mostly Guesthouses) for international artists and the finest of meals for all artists during the festival.  In 2017 we hosted artists from 18 different countries, some of whom were returning for the 2nd, 3rd and 4 time.  Why? Because we put together a unique and beautiful festival for artists and audiences.

Sound quality is top notch and the vibe is brilliant. That much we can promise. All performances are multi-cam streamed around the world too!

Do take time to check out posters from previous editions and you’ll see the type of artist we attract. All cutting edge and wonderful.

If you believe you would like to join our festival this year and have understood all the above then we truly look forward to hearing from you.

There’s no small print 🙂

Loads of love from the Sonic Dreams team!