Groove Festival announced today a new partnership for 2016 with the launch of the Hop House 13 Stage at Groove. The Hop House 13 stage has been curated by Turning Pirate and will be headlined by David Kitt on Saturday 2nd July and The Young Folk on Sunday 3rd July at Killruddery House, Co Wicklow.

Having put together a stellar line up of not only well established names, but some exciting new musical talent to showcase at Groove 2016, the Hop House 13 stage will be a focal point for music lovers at this year’s festival. David Kitt is a stalwart of the Irish music scene. In the last twenty years David has released six albums including “Square One” in 2003 and his most recent, “The Nightsaver”. The Young Folk made their Groove debut appearance in 2014 and are back to headline our new stage. Their latest album “First Sign of Morning” is the band’s second album and will be released in Ireland on April 15th 2016. The band are making waves in The Netherlands and were one of Ireland’s representatives at Eurosonic there earlier this year.

The full line up for the Hop House 13 stage is:
Saturday 2nd July – David Kitt // TooFools // Sample Answer // Planet Parade // Swords // The Mockler Sisters.

Sunday 3rd July – The Young Folk // Zaska // Gangsters // BARQ // Anderson.

Speaking today about the partnership, Elaine Rea, Guinness Brand Manager, said “Hop House 13 is delighted to partner with Groove Festival to showcase both established and emerging talent this year. It is fantastic to be a part of such a vibrant festival in the beautiful setting of Killruddery House”

Named after a 100 year old hop store building at St James’s Gate where hops are still stored, Hop House 13 Lager is the latest addition to the Guinness Brewers Project.

Groove Festival is now in its fourth year and has previously announced main stage headliners The Blades, Aslan and Ocean Colour Scene.

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