Electric Picnic 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide

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The last big music festival of the year, Electric Picnic, takes place in Stradbally, County Laois from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September. Main stage acts for this year include Hozier, Florence and the Machine, The Strokes and The 1975. Here at Roadwatch, not only do we know the junction numbers of all the… Continue reading Electric Picnic 2019: the AA Roadwatch guide

Ireland Top 10 Christmas Driving Songs

There’s something special about those Christmas songs that we all love to hear year after year. Most of us have fond memories of singing along to some seasonal classics in the back of the car, so we decided to find out your favourites for a festive road trip. First we asked around the office and… Continue reading Ireland Top 10 Christmas Driving Songs

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco… Continue reading How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

The AA Roadwatch Guide to Glastonbury 2015

The hugely popular Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June with around 175,000 expected to attend, including thousands of Irish people. With big names such as The Who, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Paloma Faith and Hozier taking to the stage over the course of the weekend, it’s sure to be an… Continue reading The AA Roadwatch Guide to Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury Guide: Avoiding Festival Mishaps

When heading to a major festival such as Glastonbury, there is no such thing as being ‘too prepared’. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps do happen. We want you to enjoy your time at Glastonbury as much as possible, so we’ve put together this quick guide of what to do if you find yourself in one of these tricky situations:… Continue reading Glastonbury Guide: Avoiding Festival Mishaps

Glastonbury Guide: What To Pack

If you’re planning your trip to Glastonbury, the best piece of advice would be to pack light. Can you live without a dozen pairs of colourful wellies? Probably. Do you really need 87 make-up products for a four-day event? Probably not. Remember that you’re going to have to carry your stuff a long way before… Continue reading Glastonbury Guide: What To Pack

Glastonbury Guide: Tips From An Experienced Festival-Goer

Glastonbury is your opportunity to let your hair down, catch some of your favourite bands live and making new best friends at spontaneous raves. However, it’s always handy to have a head-start. Our expert, Colm Hewson, has made the trip to Glastonbury five times and has the following tips and tricks for those making the journey to Pilton.… Continue reading Glastonbury Guide: Tips From An Experienced Festival-Goer

Glastonbury Guide: Getting There

More than one third of the 175, 000 people attending Glastonbury this year are expected to make the trip to Pilton via public transport. If you plan on doing the same, a wide range of public transport options are available to you from Bristol Airport to the festival. If you’re travelling to the festival site by car instead, there are a number of… Continue reading Glastonbury Guide: Getting There