The organisers of Ireland’s first family-focused music and arts festival Kaleidoscope are proud to present ‘We Are Family’, a series of six intimate live shows set to take place on 13th, 14th & 15th of August in the luscious green spacious surrounds of the historic Russborough House. As the back-to-school countdown begins, this family-friendly experience will be sure to silence any cries of ‘I’m bored!’ that may have echoed through the house over the long summer holidays (and any lockdowns that came before!).
Get the whole family singing along to headline acts:
Ryan McMullan | Lyra| JC Stewart
Dublin Gospel Choir | Cairde | African Gospel Choir
Lea Heart | Odhran Murphy | Bobbi Arlo
DJ sets from Rigsy | Tracy Clifford.
We Are Family will host a crowd of 500 for both a matinée and evening show each day, with gates opening at 12 noon and 4pm respectively. Embracing the outdoor summer We Are Family will capture the essence of those free-spirited festival vibes we all miss so much but at a smaller capacity which is in line with current government guidelines. Whether it’s enjoying theatrical pop-ups or main stage singalongs, there will be circular, distanced pods, marked out on the surrounding grass to help families self-manage and feel safe and secure.
The Main Stage will be at the heart of the action, where you will have plenty of room for dancing with your nearest and dearest in designated pods, while the Boompaloompa area will offer eats with beats as it plays host to an array of DJs, walkabout theatre, surprise pop-up performances and best-in-class festival food vans; get ready to tuck into delicious delights and festival flavours galore! Our Zero Bar will offer thirst quenching alcohol-free beer, delicious mocktails and minerals but if you’re looking to enjoy a few tipples why not BYOB?
In line with their family-friendly philosophy, providing entertainment for all ages is a priority for organisers of Kaleidoscope, so whether you are old enough to remember Woodstock or are a tot boogeying in a buggy, the We Are Family ticket is one that is not to be missed. In an ode to our golden-oldies and creating an opportunity to make up for lost time, the organisers are thrilled to announce that the first 100 grannies, grandads, and gran-guardians go free! (See Notes to Editors for more).
Tickets for shows are limited, so families who have bought or attended Kaleidoscope festival before will have first dibs on tickets. Pre-sale family tickets (two parents and two children) for We Are Family are available from www.ticketmaster.ie from Friday July 30th. General tickets will be available for purchase from Sunday August 1st (see www.kaleidoscopefestival.ie for details). Tickets cost €79.00 for a family of four and €20 for individuals, not including booking fee. Event pods will be designated to a maximum of six people. (Parking €3 per car on arrival).
Attention to detail and care has always been the mantra for Team Kaleidoscope and will be even more so now. The super clean site will have extra cleaning crews and waste management staff on-hand throughout the experience, along with extra toilets and other services to make sure that venue hygiene is at its most tippy-top. Event attendees will be required to socially distance as well as wearing masks when outside of their stationed event pod.
For those of you who want to treasure memories or can’t make it, the weekend will be filmed and aired as a free virtual show so you can watch it back and relive those special moments on 11th September on the VStage platform through the www.kaleidoscopefestival.ie website. And don’t forget, tickets for Kaleidoscope 2022 are on sale now!
All adult attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination/high immunity/negative PCR or antigen test result. Alternatively you can avail of a free antigen test at the gates – see www.kaleidoscopefestival.ie/FAQs for more info.
This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.