Brought to you by All Together Now
All Together Now is making its return this year and as the iconic Irish festival makes its comeback, there are one or two things you need to remember if you’re heading to it.
Happening this weekend (July 29 – 31) at the Curraghmore Estate in Waterford, those who have their hands on some tickets are in for a real treat.
We’ve got you covered before you head to the festival, and with an abundance of activities to get up to there, you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice.
First up – the music. There are over 200 artists set to play, with more than 100 Irish acts over 18 stages. Artists like Jungle, Self Esteem, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Flight Facilities, CMAT, King Gizzard and Floating Points are all on the bill, so no doubt you’ll have the bop of a lifetime.
Of course, you can’t go hungry while you’re there and thankfully, you’re sorted in this area too. The Grub Circus is appearing in the Theatre of Food. Yes, a theatre of food. With multiple events taking place here, you’ll get the opportunity to attend cooking demonstrations, competitions, as well as an in-house band.
The list of food trucks listed on their site seems endless, with everything from vegan options to the classics like Eddie Rockets, there really is something for everyone. And not to mention the endless coffee supply, because we know we’ll need the energy.
Late night events
The party really doesn’t end at All Together Now, with late night stages from Arcadia, AVA and Sim Simma in place as well as incredible light shows.
Chill time and family fun
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of festival life, the Breathe and Wellness area this year features dozens of spa, therapeutic and workshop experiences, as well as yoga, Indian head massages, tarot readings and children’s yoga available. These are available as both walk ins or can be reserved online.
All Together Now is a family friendly festival, with designated camping areas and activities for children across the entire event. You can check out all the child-friendly activities here.
The comedy line up includes some of Ireland’s biggest names like Deirdre O’Kane, Blindboy and Ardal O’Hanlon, as well as many more to have you laughing your pants off.
The festival is located in Curraghmore Estate, which is easy to get to from most major Irish cities. Direct buses are going from Dublin, Cork and Waterford, as well as trains direct from Dublin’s Heuston station. Trains from Kent Station will need to change over at Limerick Junction. From Galway’s Ceannt station, you’ll need to change over in Kildare and from Belfast, you will need to go to Dublin Connolly and travel from there to Heuston and onto Waterford Plunkett station.
Drivers are advised not to use navigation devices as they will not bring you fully to the festival grounds. Drivers from Dublin should take the M9 south to Grannagh Junction Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the N25 ramp heading west and proceed down the N25 until you reach the Kilmeaden Interchange and take the 3rd exit onto R680 towards the town of Portlaw where you will be directed out the Clonegam Road and enter via Gate 6.
From Waterford City, take the N25 via the N25 Interchange and at the Kilmeaden Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto R680 towards the town of Portlaw where you will be directed out the Clonegam Road and enter via Gate 6.
From Cork and Southwest, take the N25 east, turning left off the N25 at McGrath’s Cross and then turn immediately right towards Kilmacthomas. You will then be directed through the village of Kilmacthomas staying on the R677 until you reach Gate 4.
Drivers from the west and midlands are advised to travel via the M7, M8 or N24. Travel east along the N24 before turning right at Kilsheelan to the R680. At the end of the R680, south of Carrick-on-Suir, turn Right at the T-Junction with the R676. You will then continue along this regional road and be directed left to the R677 towards Gate 5, or Gate 4 for family camping, campervans or buses.
Private buses will go in through Gate 4 and you will be redirected from there. So will family camping, disabled campers or campervans.
Brought to you by All Together Now