Kids’ are set to have lots of fun at Groove Music Festival.
Festivals are not just for the grown ups!
Groove Music Festival, taking place in the magnificent Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow on July 6th & 7th 2013, are delighted to announce the details of their children’s area for the weekend.
Groove looks set to be ideal for parents bringing their children to their first festival experience. With a musical line up to entertain all music fans and now with the addition of plenty of activities to keep the younger members of the Groove audience busy, all the family can enjoy the festival.
ow often do children get the opportunity to join in with an orchestra? Groove is delighted to add the Instant Orchestra to the bill. The Instant Orchestra are Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden and are fresh off the back of performances in Womad Adelaide and appearances with artists as varied as PJ Harvey to the Tellytubbies, ‘Nico and Martin’ are putting their own very special type of groove on this year’s Festival.
So how does the Instant Orchestra work? It’s a fully interactive musical event for children of any age – and parents can join in – using Javanese angklung as instruments (tuned bamboo based instruments). No previous experience is required, and we will be staging two 45 minute performances a day in between the main stage artists performances.
For the more adventurous little ones we have the Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre mobile climbing wall. The climbing wall accommodates four climbers at any time using an automatic (hydraulic) belay system. This unique system allows even novices to climb in complete safety.
Killruddery is also a working farm, so they are going to put some animals in the area too. Add to that giant board games, sandpits and the hippest kids’ team going and we think Groove will be the coolest festival for children around!
The Groove kids’ area will be open from 2pm to 9pm on both days. It’s in a separate section of Killruddery just beside the main festival arena and will be fully supervised. For all the details on the children’s area at Groove, please click here
Tickets are available here and are €59 for a day ticket and €99 for a weekend pass per person (with €1 per order if posting is required) That’s the total price – no hidden booking fees. In addition you can also get tickets through any of the tickets.ie retail outlets around Ireland.
Each adult is allowed to bring one child under12 for free, subject to availability. All children under 12 need to be registered in advance by mailing email@example.com giving the ticket number, name and age of the child along with the name and mobile phone number of the accompanying adult. On the day parents just need come to the child registration desk at the entrance and pick up their kid’s pack. These tickets are limited so early registration is essential.
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of ID may be required both at the gate and the bar.
For all media enquires about Groove Music Festival please contact:
Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing
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James Lappin: Guitar
Chris Jackson: Bass
Javed Love: Drums
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Whelan’s live stage for
Groove Music Festival announced!
Headlining the stage on Saturday are Limerick’s leading acoustic fold rock band Hermitage Green. While Meath’s Ham Sandwich will headline on Sunday,
SATURDAY 6th July
Cry Monster Cry
SUNDAY 7th July
Bray Gospel Choir
Speaking about this partnership, Roger Duggan from Cable Music commented “We are very excited to be partnering with Whelan’s, being the psyche of the music loving public over the past two decades.”
Groove Festival has a capacity of under 5,000 so early ticket purchase is advisable!
Each adult can bring one child under 12 for free. To avail of these free tickets, please register your child by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org giving the name & age of the child, your ticket number or booking reference, and the name and mobile phone number of the accompanying adult. You will receive a confirmation and on the day just pick up your kid’s pack at the child registration desk. These free tickets are limited so early registration is essential!