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03rd Aug 2017

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Groove Festival In Bray This Month


There’s never been a better year to experience Groove Festival in Bray for the first time.

This is the fifth year that the celebration of music, food and wellness is returning to Killruddery House & Gardens — and it’s bigger than ever.

Groove Festival takes place on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20; an adult day ticket is €59.50 (plus a booking fee of €4.50) and an adult weekend ticket is €99.50 (plus a booking fee of €6.50). 

Here’s everything you need to know about the festival… 

There’s a tonne of bands

You’ll find two stages and over 25 acts at Groove, with a plenty of big names to look forward to as well as many talented up-and-comers.

You can look forward to the likes of Primal Scream, Hothouse Flowers, UB40, Jerry Fish, Spring Break, Hudson Taylor and Daithí.

Check out the full stage times below to pick out your favourites.

Groove Timetable Updated

Take a walk down Eat Street

If you’re worried about having limited food options while at the festival, let us put those fears to rest.

You can expect a wide selection of quality bites at Groove’s Eat Street, comprised of 15 vendors that cater to all tastes. You’ve got the likes of Box Burger, The Happy Pear, Boojum, Jaru Korean Kitchen and BBQ Blasta, as well as drinking spots like Hophouse 13 bar, Roe & Co. cocktails and Keelings.

Foodies will also be able to enjoy talks and demonstrations on the culinary world from experts like Sunil Ghai, Edward Hayden and Oliver McCabe.

Food Festival Blur

Revive at Thrive 

The wellness area known as Thrive, Where Retreat Meets Music is a brand new addition to this year’s festival and it promises to make your weekend as chill as it possibly can be.

In this secluded section of Groove, you can do pilates, yoga and immerse yourself in mindfulness with over 35 free classes, talks and workshops to choose from.

Speaking about wellness of mind and body will be experts like Emma Buckley, Andrea Hayes, Derval O’Rourke and Roz Purcell. 

Thrive Collage

Kids will adore it

Unlike a lot of Irish music festival, Groove is most definitely one that’s friendly for families. 

You can tire out the little ‘uns by letting them enjoy over 10 different activities, including zorbing on the lake, climbing walls, an obstacle course, arts & crafts, kids yoga classes and lots more.

Whatever makes your kid smile, they’ll find here.

Kid In Bubble

How to get there

Groove Festival takes place in Killruddery House & Gardens in Bray which is just a 30-minute drive from Dublin.

The grounds are just 10 minutes from the M50 (Exit 17), five minutes from the M/N11 (Exit 7) and close to Bray DART station.

If you’re not driving, never fear, the festival is also easily accessed by public transport, with shuttle buses running from Bray Dart station.

Groove Festival takes place on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. Tickets are available HERE.

Groove Map