James Morrison and Imelda May to headline new Irish music festival - Groove

Announcing Groove!

Summer 2013 music festival.


Groove is a brand new music festival taking place on July 6th & 7th 2013. The festival is set in the stunning Killruddery Estate  between Bray and Greystones, right on the doorstep of Dublin city. It aims to be a hassle free festival with an impressive line-up across soul, funk, roots, R&B and rock & roll. Groove music festival is brought to you by Cable Music. 


Main stage headliners

With the picturesque backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains and Killruddery House plus its stunning gardens, the Main Stage at Groove will offer the one of the most spectacular concert settings in the country. Over the weekend there will be 30+ acts performing across the festival but to kick off we can announce the following headline acts.


Saturday 6th July 2013 - James Morrison supported by Soul II Soul Sound System (further line up to follow)- James' first two albums have combined sales of over 4.5million copies! Previously James has sold out Dublin's O2 along with three nights at The Olympia Theatre. His third album "The Awakening" was released in 2012. Supporting James at Groove will be Jazzie B and the Soul II Soul Sound System.


Sunday 7th July 2013 - Imelda May supported by Damien Dempsey (further line up to follow)- her only concert in the eastern region for summer 2013! Without doubt Imelda is Ireland's sweetheart, her album "Mayhem" has been certified triple platinum in Ireland. Imelda will be supported by fellow Dubliner, Damien Dempsey, whose latest album "Almighty Love", hit the Top 3 in the Irish album charts in 2012.





And announcing...


Whelan's Live Stage

The second stage at Groove is curated by the iconic Whelan's Live team, bringing a taste of the City venue to the wider audience. Catch some of the best up and coming artists– line up announcements, coming soon.


So what is different about Groove?

  • Food Without doubt good food is one of the key things that makes a festival enjoyable. The food available at Groove will be a little different and Master Chef John Coughlan will be putting on something very special. From hog roast to a sit down tapas bar, Asian food to coffee and cakes, this will be a festival for the taste buds as much as the ears!
  • Diversity Tent Groove’s charitable partner VSO is the world’s leading volunteer sending organisation. VSO will be creating a special education and diversity area at Groove showcasing its work and acknowledging the impact Irish volunteers make on a placement with VSO. To learn more about VSO - click here
  • Kids Every adult can bring one child under 12 for free – Click here for details. With some great activities lined up, the Groove kids zone will be an exciting and safe place for kids.


Getting There

DART: Bray Dart station is less than 3km away and there will be a fleet of shuttle buses running all day with a return shuttle ticket only €3. The festival ends at 10.30pm, to cater for this Irish Rail have put on a special northbound Groove DART at 12.05am.


Car: Killruddery Estate is just off the N11 at Exit 7, just a few minutes outside of Dublin between Bray and Greystones. There will be two fully paved and attended car parks just outside the Estate. Parking is free, but Groove's charitable partner VSO will be running these, so we are politely asking for €3 for the day for a good cause.


Dublin Bus: There’s a load of bus routes going to and from Bray and they run late – 45A, 84, 145, 184, 185. Check out all the routes - Click here


Taxis: There will be taxis available at the main gate at the end of the concert.





Tickets are available by clicking here and priced at only €59 for a day ticket and €99 for a weekend pass (with €1 per order if you need it posted) and that’s the total price – no hidden booking fees. You can get them on-line, plus through any of the tickets.ie retail outlets.


Each adult is allowed to bring one child under 12 for free. All children under 12 need to be registered in advance, full details are on the website. These tickets are limited so early registration will be essential. Those between aged between 12-18yrs must purchase a ticket and be accompanied by an adult, proof of ID may be required both at the gate and the bar. 


Further updates with more artists and news in the coming weeks...

 Website - www.groovefestival.ie

Facebook - facebook.com/groovemusicfestival

Twitter - @groovefestival


Further information on Groove music festival – contact:

 Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing

Ph: 087-2627977

Email: km@kathrynmason.ie






January 28, 2013 10:34am ET by Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing (Ireland)  

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