ORGANISERS of the All Together Now festival are working to ensure that next year’s event will not suffer from the serious traffic congestion that spoiled it for many people this year.
“We are absolutely and fully committed to making sure that the issues that arose this year’s festival are not repeated,” the organisers said in a statement.
Some of this year’s’s festival goers complained that it took seven hours to get from Dublin to the site on the Curraghmore Estate. There were also lengthy traffic jams on the roads around Portlaw when the festival ended on August 5.
ensure that the traffic experienced travelling to this year’s festival does not happen again
“We have met and are working closely with An Garda Siochana and our other partner agencies to ensure that the traffic experienced travelling to this year’s festival does not happen again,” said the festival’s organisers.
“We aim for the highest standards and plan to deliver the best festival experience possible. We are deeply disappointed that some areas of this years All Together Now fell short of expectations, and for this, we are truly sorry.”
Next year the festival will again be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, July 31 to August 3, at Curraghmore Estate.
capacity will not increase next year
“We can confirm that our capacity will not increase next year, as we endeavour to improve the overall experience for our loyal audience,” said the statement.
“All Together Now will remain again Strictly Over 21s. Children between the ages of 12 and under can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a family ticket.
“Presale General & Family prices will remain the same as our second chapter prices from €179.50 – €208. The Loyalty Presale allows those who attended All Together Now Chapter One or Two a chance to avail of early bird ticket prices before the festival goes on general sale.”
Tickets will go on general sale at 9am Thursday, 29 August via Ticketmaster Ireland and usual outlets, priced at €220 including booking fee. General and family campervan passes also go on sale priced at €75.
“Our creative team that comes together in Curraghmore from all around the world, are already hard at work dreaming of new ideas to enhance next year’s festival,” said the organisers.