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Kaleidoscope Festival 2021


We will be back next year and can’t wait to welcome you all in June 2021. We will return better than ever, with an amazing festival and line-up with very special treats and new activities to enthral and entertain all. We can’t wait to see you all then. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support and also thanks to Russborough House, our partners, artists, crew and all those involved working on our festival.

 

Camping at Kaleidoscope


Bring your tent, your campervan or caravan, choose glamping or avail of luxury yurt camping. Kaleidoscope offers a wide range of camping options, see below for more information.

This is standard festival camping, in a designated general campsite. Festival goers must bring and pitch their own tents. General camping requires a Weekend Camping ticket.

Any festival goer that wishes to bring a campervan or caravan for the weekend will need to purchase a Caravan/Campervan pass. This will allow them to drive their unit into the designated caravan/campervan campsite.

Caravan/Campervan camping requires a Weekend Camping ticket per person, PLUS a Caravan/Campervan pass for your vehicle. This is a supplemental pass and must be purchased in addition to your festival ticket.

Caravan pitch tickets can be booked through Ticketmaster on a first come first serve basis.

For those looking for an even more comfortable and hassle-free camping experience, Kaleidoscope is thrilled to be working with Pink Moon & Silk Road Tents to provide the ultimate in festival Glamping experiences.

With structures available that range from standard two man tents right up to luxury tipis and yurts, the Boutique Glamping team will welcome you to the site and check you into your accommodation – tent pitched, ready and waiting for you! All you need to do is drop your bags and you’re ready to immerse yourself in the festival around you.

The Boutique Glamping site at Kaleidoscope has dedicated toilets and showers, 24-hour security, reception desk and is a spacious beautiful camping area to which exclusive access is granted to Boutique Glamping residents.

Festival goers must purchase a Weekend Camping Ticket and then book their boutique camping in addition. A boutique camping wristband on its own will NOT grant access to the festival site.

Pink Moon Camping will give you a calm and relaxed sanctuary to unwind. Their pre-erected tented village will have 24-hour security, luxury maintained toilets and showers, complimentary phone charging, pamper room as well as food and drink facilities. Tipis, Bell Tents, Rainbow Tents and 2 to 8 person pre pitched tents are available now, taking away all the hassles of carrying, erecting and breaking down your camp.

Please follow this link to look at options and make a booking.

Enjoy the luxury of the boutique camping experience with Silk Road Tents.

Mongolian yurts and Bell tents are an excellent option as a unique camping adventure for festival accommodation. Leave your tent at home as Silk Road has set up your yurt or bell tent for you!

All tents come carpeted, but do not have furnishings and bedding as standard, so you will need your own camping gear. However we can provide you with a range of interior decoration, bedding and luxury bedding to suit your needs.

Please follow this link to look at options and make a booking.

Tar is croch do phuball i measc na nGael sa chúinne Ghaeltachta, áit a bheidh an Ghaeilge mar an príomhtheanga labhartha don deireadh seachtaine. Fáilte roimh aon leibheál Gaeilge!

Come and camp amongst the Irish language in the Gaeltacht corner, a designated spot of the campsite in which Irish is welcomed and encouraged. All levels welcome!

We are committed to making Kaleidoscope Family Festival an accessible festival for all. With that in mind, we are delighted to offer a 2-for-1 carer’s ticket programme, which allows those with access needs to bring a friend or family member to help them navigate the festival!

Read on for details on how to apply…

The customer with accessibility needs will need to purchase a valid ticket for the event before applying for a carer’s ticket.

Once the ticket has been purchased, you will need to send on a copy of your Ticketmaster booking confirmation email, details of your access requirements and documentation to support your application. The forms of documentation we can accept for Access Applications include:

· Evidence of disability allowance
· Deaf or Blind registration
· Blue Badge
· Letter from a medical professional, outlining the requirements due to a disability.

Please email your details and documents to access@kaleidoscopefestival.ie

To make sure we have adequate accessible facilities in place we will be accepting accessible facility applications up to one week before the show – Friday 19th June 2020. We will do our best to accommodate any late applications made after the deadline.

Please note that the carer’s ticket will not be sent out prior to the show, and must be collected on site from the box office, along with ID for the accessible customer which must match the documentation supplied in the original application. Carer’s tickets are limited to one per customer with accessible needs. Camping in the accessible campsite is limited to four people, including the customer with the accessibility requirement. All accessible customers are welcome to camp in the general campsites in a larger group should they wish.

Russborough House & Parklands


Where history and culture live on.

Reputed to be the longest house in Ireland with a frontage of 210m, Russborough House is a stately home that is an incredible example of palladian architecture. Set upon an incredible parkland, this is the ideal venue for family festival fun!

With years of festival experience under their belt, Electric Picnic, Event Fuel and The Tenth Man, can almost anticipate the needs and desires of family festival goers.

Entertainment, imaginative programming and security is key, as is accessibility and setting. And Russborough delivers on all.

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.

 

Kaleidoscope Festival COVID 19 Statement


This year’s Kaleidoscope festival will no longer be taking place this summer, due to the Government directive that there will be no mass gatherings in Ireland until Autumn.

Rest assured we will be back next year and can’t wait to welcome you all in June 2021. We will return better than ever, with an amazing festival and line-up with very special treats and new activities to enthral and entertain all. We can’t wait to see you all then. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support and also thanks to Russborough House, our partners, artists, crew and all those involved working on our festival.

Your ticket refund is available from the original point of purchase, or if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. If you booked online or by phone, Ticketmaster will process your refund directly back to you via your original payment method, which will take up to seven working days to process.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide you with updates and lots of activities and fun things to do through our Instagram @kaleidoscopeireland from growing sprouts to family discos to making salted caramels at home while you stay safe. The Carnival of Colour will continue and we will all dance again.

Kaleidoscope 2021 will take place next year as the final school bell tolls, marking the start of school summer holidays.

For now, Stay Home, Stay Safe and Wash Your Hands!

Big Love from the Kaleidoscope Family🌈

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Getting to Kaleidoscope


Kaleidoscope takes place on the grounds of Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, a 200 acre estate located just 20km from Dublin. It is easily accessible by both car and bus. See below for your options of how to get here and any directions you may need.

FROM DUBLIN//M50

N81 Route (Traffic coming from Dublin)
Car Park // Taxi // Drop OFF – GATE 1

Drive through Blessington Town on the N81 and turn right at the Burgage Roundabout, joining left onto the Kilmalum Road. Continue on the L6052 until the L3863 until you reach the signposted car park entrance for Gate 1.

Car Camping / Campervan Route – GATE 3 For Car Camping and Campervans, stay on the N81 past Russborough House and turn right onto the L2050 towards Ballymore Eustace. Once you reach Ballymore Eustace, turn right onto the L6056 towards Bishopshill until you get to the festival site via Gate 3.

 

FROM NAAS M7//M9

M7 / M9 Route (Traffic approaching from Naas)
Car Park // Taxi // Drop OFF – GATE 1

Take the south Naas exit from the M7 (Junction 10) onto the Naas ring road as far as the R411 roundabout, joining the R411 through to Ballymore Eustace. Follow the L6056 and continue to Gate 1.

Car Camping / Campervan Route – GATE 3
Take the South Naas exit from the M7 (Junction 10). Then take the Naas Ring Road as far as the R411 roundabout where it will join the R411 through to Ballymore Eustace. All traffic will follow the L6056 and Car Camping and Campervans will follow the signposts to Gate 3.

 

FROM CARLOW

N81 Northbound Route (Coming from Baltinglass) – GATE 1
All festival traffic heading northbound on the N81 will be directed to Ballymore Eustace.

Car Park // Taxi // Drop OFF // – GATE 1
Follow L6056 and continue to Gate 1.

Car Camping / Campervan Route – GATE 3
Follow L6056 and enter via Gate 3.

All information on getting to and from Kaleidoscope by bus can be found through this link here: https://bushiredublin.net/bus_service/kaleidoscope/

Public Vehicle Access (Buses, Taxis & Drop Off) – Gate 4
Any Private Hire Coaches and Buses who arrive to the festival will be directed to follow the N81 southbound and enter the festival site via GATE 4 – the established COACH ENTRANCE for Russborough House. A registration process will be in place to facilitate the orderly and timely collection of festival attendees. This link will be live on the Kaleidoscope website from Monday, June 17th. Please note parking of private hire coaches is not permitted onsite.

PLEASE NOTE:
Access on foot by shuttle bus only from Main Street, Blessington

Shuttle bus services will run from Blessington Town, The Avon, Ballymore Eustace, Naas, Citywest and Dublin City Centre. The drop off for shuttle buses will be GATE 4. Collection is also at GATE 4. Timetables and further information on shuttle buses can be found through this link: https://bushiredublin.net/bus_service/kaleidoscope/