Monday 24 October 2016

Groove Festival 2015 - 8 things to do

Published 24/06/2015 | 13:53

Dublin quartet The Riptide Movement
Dublin quartet The Riptide Movement
SPEAK SOFTLY: Wyvern Lingo in the studio. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Christy Moore

Groove Festival 2015 is back at Kilruddery House, Co Wicklow on Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5 and there are a few new activity additions as well as top notch headline acts including Delorentos, Spring Break, The Riptide Movement, and Wyvern Lingo...

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The main stage line-up across the two days has something for everyone with Delorentos, Little Hours and party supremos Spring Break joining UK rockers The Darkness and Irish hit band The Riptide Movement on the bill for Saturday. Then on Sunday the talented Wallis Bird joins superb Bray band Wyvern Lingo supporting music legend Christy Moore along with Kíla and The Young Folk.



The climbing wall has been on site for the past two years and it's back due to popular demand.  It's the largest mobile climing wall in Europe and stands at over 9 metres high.  Adults and kids and have a go.



Groove is a hugely family-friendly festival and new for kids this year are drama workshops courtesy of Wonderland Productions.  Each workshop will run for 45 minutes and will include a mix of storytelling, games, improv and movement, led by members of Wonderland Theatre Company.



Also new for this year professional dance teacher Niamh Condron brings her amazing kaleidoscope of dance and yoga  where children can explore their creative side and and self expression. Niamh has performed and taught all over the world.



Vent all your frustrations with a bow and arrow.  Don't worry, it's safe!



Festival partners Maxol are bringing another new activity for both adults and kids.  The Maxol Extreme Driving simulator will give you the chance to experience what it's like to drive cross country or on a racing track.



Author David McNiven and illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs, will read from their book “Me Nan Found a Leprechaun” and will also do some interactive drawing with kids. Age group around 6-9.  Parents and grandparents also welcome.



One of the most popular activities from last year is back - get inside a water zorb on the lakes in Kilruddery.





The stage times, children’s area and activity zone line up have now been announced for this year's Groove Festival. In its third year, Groove is on the map as one of the summer's not to be missed weekends. Taking place at Killruddery House, Co Wicklow on July 4th & 5th 2015, Groove is the perfect family festival. Tickets are on sale from starting at €49.50 with a special family weekend come + go pass at just €174.50 for two adults and two children 15 and under, all kids under 4 are free!


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