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IT ISN'T SUMMER WITHOUT THE LAYA HEALTHCARE STREET PERFORMANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

We’ll be taking over Dublin’s Merrion Square from 12th - 14th July before moving the whole shebang to our sparkly new location of St.Patrick's Street in Cork on the 20th and 21st July.

Every year we scour the globe to bring the best international street performers to Ireland to compete for the world champion title. Hold onto your socks and get ready for an action packed FREE festival full to the brim with jaw-dropping jugglers, awe-inspiring acrobats and spine-tingling sword swallowers!

Over both weekends, members of the public will vote for their favourite performers on site and the act with the most public votesin total will be crowned the 2013 Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Champion. Entry to the festival is entirely free of charge, with the talented performers, who have dedicated their lives to this amazing art form, asking for a contribution from their audience at the end of each show.

Here at spwc.ie you’ll find all you need to get the most out of your free festival weekend. Swot up on performers, timetables and all the exciting extra treats in store for you this year. Every nook and cranny of the festival sites will be bursting with the spontaneous, the wacky and the amazing. Let’s put it this way, we’ve packed in more fun than you can fit clowns in a mini! Prepare to be flabbergasted.