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Waterford Walls 2022 begins next week

Waterford Walls 2022 along with its programme has been officially launched before the festival commences on the 12th.

The launch happened on Wednesday, during which Team and Board members from The Walls Project welcomed sponsors, funders, and the local community to witness the street art spectacle that will run until the 21st.

Chairperson of the Board, Frank Halley, thanked the parties involved and the embassies and institutions that are backing a number of international artists.

For the first time since Waterford Walls began, a dedicated festival hub will be at the Forum Studios in the Glen. The project will see painting and live music come together.

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“We have a total of thirty walls being painted by artists from all over the world, including France, Spain, Chile, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Malaysia, and loads more," General Manager, John O Connell said.

Australian Ambassador Gary Gray attended the launch to see a sketch of artist Sophi Odling's wall which will be situated in Ballybeg.

Another sketch by Italian artist Iena Cruz was presented to Caterina Muratore from the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin.

An interactive mural map was shown to attendees by Communication Manager Emma Loo.

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In terms of music, the lineup for the festival includes local musician, Alex Gough, as well as Liam Merriman, Psyko Social, Esoteric, and lots more.

Waterford Walls Festival is running for its 8th year this August and is accessible for all ages. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities across the ten days.

For more information about the festival visit The Walls Project website.

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