Wednesday 21 August 2019

Striking a chord with families: Line up hits right note for all ages

Holly Seabrook (9) with brother Charlie (7) from Kilmainham, at the Kaleidoscope launch. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Holly Seabrook (9) with brother Charlie (7) from Kilmainham, at the Kaleidoscope launch. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

The organisers of Kaleidoscope music festival will have all ages catered for this weekend with everything from nappies to baby bottles stocked in the on-site shop.

The festival, which boasts an impressive line-up including Imelda May, Tom Odell and Bell-X 1, and run by the organisers of Electric Picnic, has family at the heart of festivities and runs from Friday to Sunday in Russborough House, in Co Wicklow.

"The programme really attracts a family audience and there is also a curfew of 11pm so there is a reasonable cut-off time for music around the site," said creative director Sorcha O'Reilly.

"All the organisers are parents and understand that packing can be hard with kids, so we have everything here from nappies, bottles and sun cream.

"We have a special tent, the Baba Care Zone, which has sterilisers and a comfy sitting room for breastfeeding - although that is of course OK in any area. We really thought through what people might need."

The capacity at the festival is 15,000 and there are currently still some tickets left. Full line-up details and tickets are available on kaleidoscopefestival.ie.

Irish Independent

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