Kaleidoscope Festival

28 - 30 Jun

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Location: Russborough Estate, Blessington, Wicklow

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Join the festival for a three day and three-night sleep-over at Ireland’s first family camping festival. A tantalising festival world awaits family and friends, as Russborough House in Blessington swings open its gates for its first EVER festival on the 28 - 30 June. Kaleidoscope Festival will provide three days of high energy, full colour, multi-stage entertainment over 16 stages, designed to entice and enthral all, from babes in arms to those eligible for a bus pass! Born out of Electric Picnic, Kaleidoscope harnesses the magic of Picnic’s entertainment and family campsites, tailoring the overall festival experience to the desires of the festival-going family and bringing the essence of Electric Picnic to a brand-new venue. Kaleidoscope heralds a new era of programming for the sophisticated taste of modern parents, discerning kids and all-knowing teens! The extensive creative programme has been tailored to cater for each and every member of the modern Irish family. Kaleidoscope offers specific programs for ‘smallies’, for 4-8, 8-12 and 12-16-year-olds, together with all the festival favourites for adults of all ages! Children and teen programmes will take place within Russborough’s walled garden and an utterly enchanting fairy fort located on the forest’s edge. Every element of the programme has been carefully selected because it is thought-provoking, interactive and inspirational, as well as hugely entertaining! Festival organisers are delighted to welcome Fighting Words, Science Gallery and herpetological hobbyist Collie Ennis to the creative team - specialists and enthusiasts in their fields and world-leading innovators in inspirational learning. It is no accident that Kaleidoscope’s gates open the very day schools finish for the summer, giving families the opportunity to move straight from the classroom to the campsite and start their summers off with a bang! An expansive 200-acre estate located just 20km from Dublin in Co. Wicklow, just off the N81, Kaleidoscope is designed to make the entire festival experience as seamless as possible. And with this in mind, for the first time EVER in Ireland, Kaleidoscope will also offer ‘Car Camping’, reducing the trek from the car to the campsite to mere feet! Extremely popular in the USA, ‘Car Camping’ simply means that you load up all of your gear for the festival in your car, pull into your campsite and set up your tent on a designated tent pitch beside your car, putting an end to the laborious tasks of carrying gear back and forwards to some remote location. And there will be the usual availability of Boutique camping and Pink Moon camping that we have long come to associate with Electric Picnic. GET INVOLVED: Kaleidoscope Festival – JOIN THE CARNIVAL OF COLOUR!!