Make this year’s Swell Festival a family affair

We received so many queries about whether or not children could attend attend Swell Festival that we decided we should post a quick blog!

Swell Music & Arts Festival prides itself in being a very family friendly festival, so much so that some kids have even been growing up with our annual event.

Kate O’Kallaghan and her husband Seamus Devenny and two sons have attended every year of Swell Festival to-date.

Their two boys have gone from enjoying the music, and entertainment provided for the kids, to becoming stage-hands, and even performing on stage.

“It’s a fantastic festival run by a small but very dedicated team who have been absolutely determined to make it a success. It’s always great craic out on the island for the weekend, it transports you into a different time and place and it’s a great opportunity to just let the hair down and have a bit of fun.

“The atmosphere is very chilled, everyone’s out there to just enjoy themselves and soak up the music. I’ve always had a lovely warm response when I’ve played there. I usually have a Sunday slot and it’s such a gorgeous day at the festival. Everyone is in a great mood and all relaxed, if a little wind swept, after a couple of days on an island,” she told Donegal Woman this week.

We welcome children of all ages, as long as they are supervised by a guardian at all times. Underage teenagers can get to enjoy their first festival experience, while children 12 and under even go free!

We understand that not all kids will be into watching the musical acts at all times and therefore there will be lots of kids entertainment provided.

As well as being able to take them around the beautiful island that is Arranmore, and all that it has to offer, there will also be various circus acts, from jugglers to stilt walkers, on the festival grounds over the weekend.

We look forward to welcome many families to this year’s Swell Music & Arts Festival which promises to be another memorable one. Click here to book your tickets

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