Tuesday 20 March 2018

New acts added to Groove line-up

Groove Festival returns this summer with Primal Scream headlining on Saturday, August 19, and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey topping the bill on Sunday, August 20.

Hudson Taylor and Hothouse Flowers have been added to Main Stage with Daithí and UK singer songwriter John Smith headlining the Sony Xperia Stage.

Other acts to support Primal Scream include Jerry Fish and Columbia Mills with more acts to be announced. UB40 will be supported by Hothouse Flowers, Cry Before Dawn, Stomptown Brass along with Spring Break and Na Fianna on Sunday night's bill. The Sony Xperia Stage continues with a Groove Festival tradition of bringing the best of new artists to a wide audience.

Since Groove started five years ago, the second stage has become a hugely popular spot with Festival goers to hear the most exciting new talent on the music scene, this year the line-up is particularly exciting. The Sony Xperia Stage headliners for this year are Daithí and UK singer songwriter John Smith. Playing on Saturday with Daithí is the stunning Ailbhe Reddy plus Katie Laffan, Third Smoke, Farah Elle, Chris Wise and The Hidden Revolution and Jamie Duff. Sunday night's headliner John Smith, will have The Fitzafrenic, King Bones, Jack O'Rourke, Bocs Social, I am Niamh and Carron on the bill. Groove Festival is set to grow extensively this year with the addition of Thrive, a new wellness precinct within the festival. Thrive will focus on offering guests the chance to move, nourish and learn in the calm, open, natural surrounds of Killruddery's gardens, and feature a lineup of over 20 names from the world of health, food and wellness including Roz Purcell, Derval O'Rourke, and more.

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