Baby discos and seaweed baths: Introducing Kaleidoscope – Ireland’s first-ever family camping festival
Could this be Electric Picnic for kids?
It will take place in Russborough House in Blessington, County Wicklow, from June 28th-30th, with dates carefully aligned for when schools finish for the summer so that families can move ‘classroom to campsite’.
“We wanted to create a festival that caters to these festival goers, but also extend its appeal somewhat, so it is also of interest to the older sibling in the family or teen and families have a festival to go to once their kids are over 12,” said festival director Melvin Benn.
“From the many years of catering for families at Electric Picnic we have learnt what really works,” he added.
Event organisers have urged for performance artists, sponsors, volunteers and craft market operators to get involved in the festival via their website.
“As the dad of two wonderful children (7 and 9) I wanted to take everything that inspires me about the land we’re lucky to live in and put it on a stage,” added creative director Richard Seabrooke.
“I wanted to prove to them, their friends and families across the country that we live in the most incredible time,” he said.
Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday at 9am, with a three-day camping ticket for adults costing €125.75.
An early bird offer is available until May 1, 2019 and includes a family ticket (two adults, two children under 18 years of age) for €105.75.
I am wondering as I sit here in our hotel a stone’s throw from Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin if the Education Department of West Dunbartonshire Council were here before me.
And if this is where they got the idea to send children from our local schools for a £2000 jolly to New York and Washington?
Meanwhile, we are planning a trip to Greystones and Wicklow and visits to the Anchor Cafe and Deirdre’s Cafe where I don’t expect to be able to put sixpence in the jukebox and play Del Shannon’s Runaway. Happy days.
- Source Irish Independent