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From its rich heritage and splendid scenery to excellent transport links, a bustling town centre and thriving industry, Bray has a wide range of festivals and activities to keep visitors entertained throughout the year.
From taking a dip in the waters of Bray’s Blue Flag beach to enjoying Coasteering along Bray’s absolutely amazing coastline, checking out the spectacular views from Bray Head to walking the Cliff Walk, Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else.
Bray Jazz Festival is Ireland’s leading contemporary jazz and improvised music festival to be held within the Greater Dublin Area, each year. 2018 will be our 19th year and returns May 4 to 6th.
The festival will once again present the very best in contemporary jazz from across the globe, together with performances by many of Ireland’s top players.
Bray Jazz has been described as “one of the very best small jazz festivals in Europe”, and that’s for a reason. Each year the event brings leading name talent from across the world to the town, and this year will be no exception.
This year’s festival will feature performances by top American R & B and soul singer China Moses, by US jazz five-piece supergroup ‘Sound Prints’, featuring jazz legends – saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter Dave Douglas and drummer Joey Baron, and a show with acclaimed Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson.
Shows will take place throughout the weekend at Mermaid Arts Centre, there will be early evening recitals at Bray Town Hall and shows over the weekend at Novara Avenue Parochial Hall, at The Harbour Bar, and at various clubs and bar venues across the town.
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Groove Festival brings together the perfect blend of music, food, and fun activities to create a feel-good festival for the whole family.
Groove is in its sixth year and has firmly positioned itself as the premier independent music festival that is perfect for all ages.
Established in 2013, Groove is returning to the stunning Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co. Wicklow this July 7th & 8th.
This year’s lineup includes:
Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Heather Small – The Voice of M People, Something Happens, The Riptide Movement, HamsandwicH, Kila, The Stunning, Fallen Lights, Mack Fleetwood, Brave Giant and State Lights.
Returning again for 2018 is The Groove Festival Sony Xperia stage is a hotbed of up and coming new acts. This year the main headliners are The Eskies and Bitch Falcon.