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Kaleidoscope 2023



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭splashthecash

    When do tickets for Kaleidoscope usually go on sale? Would love to bring the kids but I always end up late to the party...

  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭Himselfe

    Turns out you can't leave your car beside a trailer tent or caravan (at least at Kaleidoscope) and must move it to a designated carpark area after you've set up, which was at the top of the field. The fire marshals were out in force insisting on it. It was straight forward getting your car back up though, very well organised series of 'roads' between rows of campers, caravans and trailer tents.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,395 ✭✭✭The Davestator

    The lad assisting with parking asked us to do that, but to be honest, I forgot on Friday and nothing was said for the whole weekend! We were very close to the car park so wouldn't have been a hassle if I did move it, but strange to do that as it meant more cars moving around the site

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭Patser

    Forgot to mention how great Jerry Fish was on Saturday- full stage of circus performers, pirates, faries, lasers - 100% highlight for kids

  • Registered Users Posts: 881 ✭✭✭grudgehugger

    Sounds like this year went great. For attendees with teenagers, how well catered for were they? Much apart from music they’re into?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 893 ✭✭✭paulieeye

    was there early bird tickets this year?

    ended up getting day tickets the day before for €90 a pop after fees but heard off someone else that they paid €70

  • Registered Users Posts: 86 ✭✭jellybeano

    We didn’t go this year, so can only comment on last year. My memory is that our teens spent all weekend at the fun fair. Only met up with them when they needed money/ food 😂 or to watch Dec Pierce and KKC. Not much else on for them unless you pre-booked archery or the likes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,395 ✭✭✭The Davestator

    First announcement out today.

    Very happy with Waterboys, Dec Pierce is good for an hour, Kooks were good in 2006 but no interest in Lyra.

    Hopefully a little more over the coming months, but kids already looking forward to it for the non music stuff

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭Patser

    King Kong Company getting a late night slot, that doesn't actaully clash with a headliner is welcome.

    Dec Pierce in 2022 was perfect Friday night, full of energy fodder - much, much better than B-Witched anyway.

    Waterboys and Kooks have good pedigree.

    As far as an initial announcement goes, that's not too bad by Kaleidoscope

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,824 ✭✭✭budgemook

    Will wait to see if they are going to have a proper main stage this year before buying my ticket.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭Ricosruffneck

    Tent not good as main stage? What did you not like? Haven't been since tent was put up

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,395 ✭✭✭The Davestator

    Tent was much better IMO, especially with the rain on Friday. No wind, better atmosphere, better lights, dry ground for kids to sit down.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,943 ✭✭✭Ricosruffneck

    That was my thoughts, that'd it be easier on the kids.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭Patser

    I agree as well, when I 1st seen tent mentioned I was sceptical last year but it was so big that it ended up being perfect - especially given the unpredicatable weather - on given the option of the mudbath that Divine Comedy ended up being (or torrential washout for James in 2022) - much much better.

    Only time I sen it really crowded was Nile Rogers, and staff were telling everyone frim early on that picnic blankets and buggies etc wouldn't be allowed near front

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,824 ✭✭✭budgemook

    They were telling people chairs etc were not allowed at all.

    IMO a festival should have both outdoor and tents. There were a few reasons I didn't like the mainstage tent last summer:

    • Too dark / noisy. My kids weren't as happy hanging out there as at the main stage previous year
    • Harder to see the stage in the tent
    • Site was too compact - there was no escaping the fun-fair

    Nobody like rain but it's not like it lashed all weekend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭Patser

    The previous year it pretty much did, except for the Friday night.

    Although I do agree that the site was very squashed this year. Where the Main stage used to be was meant to a glamping camp site I think, but looked empty. Plenty of room to move 2 tents back up towards house a little and leave Fun Fair a little seperated

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,900 ✭✭✭✭GBX

    Looking into going to this year's. We've never been as a family. Are you allowed on off the site if needed?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,824 ✭✭✭budgemook

    Yes, no issues with leaving the site afaik.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,900 ✭✭✭✭GBX

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭Fatnacho

    Are day tickets only available for Sunday? I’m assuming it’s still cheaper to buy the early bird weekend ticket at the moment than to wait for the day tickets to go on sale. IIRC the day tickets last year were around €70.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭GoodGamerGuy

    Also wondering about day pass

    I don't see anywhere to buy day pass, right now its just early bird camping available?