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Groove Festival will run from 12:30pm to 10:30pm on both Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of July. The Family Zone have a schedule of activities running from 12:30m to 7pm.

For enquiries related to purchased tickets (misplaced confirmation email etc), please email or call the customer support helpline on 021 421 7615.


Getting there:

  • How do I get to Groove Festival?
    Groove takes place in Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co. Wicklow. It is just 2KM (4 minutes) from the M/N11 or 5KM (10 minutes) from Exit 17 of the M50. See our Location page for details on how to get to Groove Festival.
  • Is there parking available?
    Plentiful car parking is available at Groove Festival. The main car park is just across the road from Killruddery House & Gardens; access beside the Wilton Hotel, off the Southern Cross Road. Accessible on-site parking will be available for customers with disabilities close to the festival entrance. There is no need to book this in advance, the parking attendants will direct you accordingly.
  • Is there a drop off/collection point?
    There will be a drop off and pick up point and taxi rank at the entrance to Killruddery House & Gardens on the Southern Cross Road.

Onsite facilities:

  • Is there a map?
    Yes, 2017 festival map is available here. Map for 2018 coming next year.
  • Can I bring food and drink to Groove Festival?
    Patrons are kindly asked not to bring any alcohol, glass bottles, cans or glass containers to the festival – the festival’s licensing and statutory commitments mean that none of these will be allowed into the festival site. We have a great selection of affordable food available and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on site, so leave the picnic basket at home and discover the amazing array of festival food and drink available. Last alcoholic drinks will be served at 10pm.
  • Is drinking water provided?
    Yes, drinking water fountains will be available on site, located near the toilet blocks in the centre of the festival. Water and soft drinks will also be available to purchase.
  • Will there be baby changing facilities on site?
  • Will there be an ATM or credit card facilities at the festival?
    There will not be an ATM on site so guests are encouraged to bring cash. There are ATMs located in the Tesco Superstore complex on Vevay Road; 1.5km from the Killruddery entrance gate. The box office will have credit card facilities for ticket purchases.
  • Can I bring a chair?
    Patrons can bring one standard size folding camp chair or deck chair. (These may not be used at the standing area of the main stage). Tents and marquee structures are not allowed for safety reasons.


  • Are children under 12s welcome?
    Yes, and there will be lots for them to do to keep them busy! Children must be accompanied by an adult; unaccompanied children will be brought to the welfare tent until they can be reunited with an adult.
  • Can I bring an Infant?
  • Infants one year and less do not need a ticket
  • I’m under 18, can I attend?
    Yes but all minors need to be accompanied by somebody over 18. Alcoholic beverages are being sold at Groove Festival and patrons may be asked for ID.
  • Is the site wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, but please note that Groove Festival is an outdoor event held in a garden/field setting with grass and gravel pathways, some of which produce gradients/uneven surfaces. Dedicated onsite parking will be available for those that require accessible parking for wheelchair access. Parking attendants will direct you to this area upon entering Killruddery. If you have any further questions regarding access please e-mail
  • Are carer tickets available?
    Carers are welcome to attend free of charge when accompanying a festival attendee who requires assistance. There is no need to book a carer ticket, please accompany the patron you are assisting to the box office to receive a wristband/ticket.
  • Can I bring pets?
    No. (Guide and other assistance dogs are permitted).


  • Is there camping available?
    We hope to have some news about camping in early 2018 – watch this space!
  • Can I bring a campervan to the festival?
    Car parking facilities are available adjacent to the event site, but they will not accommodate overnight parking. See our location page for details of local camping facilities.

Opening times:

  • When do the gates open?
    The gates open at 12.30am and the festival ends at 10.30pm each day. The Family Zone will close at 7pm.
  • What time are the artists playing?
    2018 line up coming soon!


  • Can I get a one day ticket?
    Yes – both one day and weekend tickets are available. See above for price details and to book online.
  • Will I be able to buy tickets on the day?
    Tickets are available for sale on a first come first served basis. We will have a box office on site at the festival for ticket purchase but we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment should the event sell out.
  • Can I leave the festival and re-enter again?
    Yes. For day ticket holders, please make sure that you receive a hand stamp from one of our security before you leave the site. For those with a weekend pass, you will be issued with a wristband which you must put on in order to enter the event on the first day and then present each time you enter after that.
  • I have a weekend pass – how do I get in on the second day?
    You will swap your ticket for a wristband which must be put on immediately. This wristband then enables you to leave and enter the event for the whole weekend.
  • Can I change my ticket to another day?
    Tickets once purchased are non-refundable and non transferable.
  • Can I get a refund on my ticket?
    Tickets once purchased are non-refundable.
  • Are there group rates?
    Yes, available for groups of 10 adults or more. Please contact or (01) 497 2020 (Monday-Friday) for group ticket enquiries.

Can I take photographs?

All sound and moving or still picture rights including, without limitation, on the Internet, vest exclusively with the Organisers and any material filmed or recorded at the Event may only be used for the personal, non-profit making enjoyment of amateurs. By entering the venue, Ticket Holders consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as visitors attending the Event, and consent to the image or recording of them being used in future marketing material for the Event, or their sponsors.