Festival lovers in Ireland had a little taste of what they have been missing for the last year and half with three days of music and festival vibes at Kaleidoscope’s ‘We Are Family’ this weekend.
Unlike most of Europe, capacity was restricted to 500 compared to its normal 25,000.
With all ages catered for , from babes in arms to grandparents, families celebrated the return of live events ensconcing themselves in the safely distanced pods as they soaked up the festival like atmosphere with performances from Bobbi Arlo, JC Stewart and ending on a high note with African Gospel Choir.
Elsewhere on the site kiddies were captivated by the colourful Boompaloompa area complete with carnival carousels, with music from Dj Joe Dougan, Javanese Gamelan and the Ballymore Brass Band. And of course entertainment would not have been complete without Fighting Words joke and songwriting workshops with Roisin Ingle and Explorium’s Mark the Science Guy.
‘We were here two years at Kaleidoscope and the kids loved it. Even though it’s so much smaller it is incredible exciting to be back. Arriving and seeing the familiar sight of festival flags flapping in the wind, experiencing live music from a proper stage has made life seem a bit more normal’
Mary Daly , Blessington.
We Are Family is par-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Tickets for the real Kaleidoscope Family Festival 2022 are now on sale from Ticketmaster.com