Tickets For 2018 Will be on Sale Soon!


Groove Festival’s newly expanded opening hours provide visitors with even more time to enjoy all there is to see and do at this year’s festival.

The Festival will run from 11:00am to 10:30pm on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th. The new Thrive Wellness area and Family Zone have a schedule of activities running from 11am to 7pm (note that these areas will close after 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, a festival map is available here.
  • 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?
    There is no camping on site, but there is a range of very reasonable accommodation options nearby. See also our Location page for info.
  • 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 11.00am and the festival ends at 10.30pm each day. The Thrive Wellness area and Family Zone will close at 7pm.
  • What time are the artists playing?
    See the Lineup page for all the latest information on stage times.


  • 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 from February 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 but we will endeavour to accommodate you should this be practicable. Please contact
  • 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.