What You Need To Know If You're Heading To All Together Now
All Together Now is an Irish music festival set to take place in Waterford over the August bank holiday weekend.
From 2nd to 4th August a variety of artists will grace the stage at Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford. This festival was conceived by John Reynolds who is the promoter behind the Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit Festivals.
The festival has a capacity of 20,000 and is set to be bigger than ever this year. It brings together a plethora of different musical styles and a mixture of global and local talents to provide an unforgettable experience to festival goers.
This year’s line up will include The National and Hot Chip as well as Jon Hopkins and Bombay Bicycle Club. It will also include a host of Irish talent such as Lisa Hannigan and Punk band Fontaines DC.
All Together Now is believed to have been the passion project of promoter John Reynolds who passed away in 2018. Reynolds originally created Electric Picnic as a music/art festival in 2004.
It sold 10,000 tickets in its first year and this year will see its largest crowd to date at 57,000 people across the festival. It is believed that All Together Now is considered to be a tribute festival to Reynolds as it encompasses a unique array of music styles as well as alternative arts, comedy and the spoken word being showcased proudly.
The festival is set across sixteen stages and includes woodland areas. The estate comprises of a number of hills, hidden forests and picturesque scenery making for a very beautiful backdrop for this quirky festival.
Kids Together is the part of the festival specifically aimed at families and children.
A beautiful area has been specially designated to families to ensure that children have somewhere to run freely and play together. A number of activities have been designed to explore and promote the well-being and imagination of children.
This section (the walled garden) is only open to families and children and safety is a top priority for festival organisers. Upon entering the festival all details of parents and children are gathered and maintained by festival staff and kept on file for matters of safety.
It is strictly over 21’s but children under twelve can attend free of charge when accompanied by a parent with a family ticket.
feature image via All Together Now Instagram
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