Organisers of this weekend’s Groove Festival, brought to you by Energia, have today asked festival goers to remember to bring the sunscreen, wear hats, and bring water bottles ready to be topped up from site taps. With a sizzling weekend of weather ahead, temperatures are due to hit the late 20’s on Saturday and Sunday, organisers would like to remind Groovers to be sun savvy and ensure they enjoy the weekend at Killruddery House & Gardens in Bray, Co Wicklow on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July.
Speaking today, Avril Bannerton, Groove Festival Director said :
“We can’t wait to welcome all the fans to #Groove18 . The weather has been unbelievable and we are taking all measures to ensure everyone’s comfort over the weekend in this heatwave.”
Groove fans will be treated to a weekend filled with so much to do. Music headliners include Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Heather Small – The Voice of M People, The Stunning, The Riptide Movement and Something Happens. The Sony Xperia stage will host the hottest – we couldn’t help that pun! – of new acts with The Eskies and REWS headlining.
With the sun set to shine all weekend Groovers will be able to get shade in the magnificence of the Killruddery Gardens along with a covered area at the Little Top where all the kids activities will take place. Sunscreen will be plentiful with local charity Purple House providing sprays in the family area. Of course a trip to Groove wouldn’t be the same without Zorbing on the Killruddery lakes!
Food and drink is plentiful at Groove with favourites including Saba, Bray’s Box Burger, The Port House, Killruddery’s own chefs and The Vegan Kitchen amongst others. To cool down the legendary Teddy’s will be on hand along with Ben & Jerry’s to provide the deliciousness of ice cream! To quench the thirsty festival fans Hop House 13, Gordon’s Pink Gin and a vast array of drinks from cider to beer will be available. Free water fountains mean fans can refill water bottles as much as they like and stay hydrated. Organiser’s number one concern is the welfare of all guests this weekend and all efforts will be made to ensure he 10,000 Groovers this weekend have the best time.
A limited amount of tickets will be on sale at the box office on site over the weekend so all potential Groovers are asked to buy their tickets early to ensure they aren’t disappointed at the gates.