No Groove fes­ti­val be­ing held this year

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of Groove Fes­ti­val have an­nounced that they are tak­ing a break for 2019, with dates an­nounced for the 2020 fes­ti­val.

‘It’s six years since we started Groove Fes­ti­val and it has grown be­yond our ex­pec­ta­tions,’ they said in a state­ment. ‘Now it’s time to bring things to the next level. ‘We are spend­ing this year plan­ning these ex­cit­ing changes. And as a re­sult, we have de­cided to take a year off so we can put our plans in place and re­turn with our new Groove 2020. That’s go­ing to be on Au­gust 1 and 2 next year.’

The fes­ti­val takes place on the grounds of Kill­rud­dery, and has in­cluded head­line acts such as Imelda May, David Gray, The Stun­ning, UB40, Paloma Faith, Christy Moore, Kíla and many oth­ers.

The fam­ily friendly event has also in­cluded games and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, food, and on oc­ca­sion some sun.

Tak­ing a year out is not an un­prece­dented move for fes­ti­vals, with Wick­low’s own Knock­an­stockan took 2017 out, af­ter ten years a-rock­ing, for some per­sonal time and space for the or­gan­is­ers.

For now, or­gan­is­ers are re­main­ing tightlippe­d about what changes to ex­pect from the fes­ti­val next sum­mer.

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