The wellness event of the year is happening this weekend! Here’s everything you need to know about WellFest 2019 in association with KBC
We couldn’t be more excited to put on our biggest and best festival yet. We will have limited tickets on the gate Sunday 12 May €55 cash only.
If you’ve got your ticket, keep reading for everything you need to know. You can also check our FAQs here. We can’t wait to see you all soon!
Arriving at WellFest
Gates open at 9.30am each day and close at 6pm each day. The first sessions start at 10am and end around 5.30pm each day.
When arriving at WellFest, please enter via the main entrance which is behind the Royal Hospital Kilmainham buildings and to the left of the meadows. On arrival please have your ticket ready to be scanned and we will try our very best to make this process as quick and smooth as possible. Please note you do not need a printed ticket, we can scan the QR Code on your phone. Gates will open at 9.30am, but please keep in mind we are expecting big crowds.
Parking and travel
There strictly is no parking on site so we strongly recommend that attendees take public transport where possible. The RHK is only a 5 minute walk from Heuston Station and approximately a 30 minute walk from the city centre. There are a number of bus routes to Heuston Station, national train lines and the red Luas line. The nearest public car park is Park Rite Parking Lot at 7 Queen Street, Dublin 7. See our article on travel here.
WellFest is an over 18s event but children 12 and under are allowed and you can bring two children per ticket. This applies even if you didn’t buy a +children ticket. Families should register at the registration desk near the main entrance.
We have an incredible lineup for kids, parents and families. See here for more information of what’s on offer. Please note that kids must be supervised at all times at WellFest even when doing activities. Please note you cannot leave your kids under the supervision of the instructors. Baby changing facilities will be available in WellKids as well as in the bank of toilets close to WellKids. There will also be a microwave in the WellKids area.
Please note, WellFest is an outdoor event in the meadows of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Some areas are hilly and steep and could become muddy in the case of rain. One companion will be admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or other person whose disability requires a carer. Please contact us on [email protected] to arrange this before the festival. Unisex wheelchair accessible toilets will be available at all toilet blocks across the festival.
There will be limited bike racks on the grounds to the left of the IMMA building if you decide to travel by bike.
Timetable and site map
You will receive a printed copy of the timetable and the site map on entrance. You can view the timetable here to start planning your day.
What to bring
We live in Ireland so come prepared for all weather. We recommend bringing a couple of light layers as it can get cool after working up a sweat. Please also bring something warm for the morning and evening time.
We recommend bringing your own yoga mat although our partner McSport will be selling mats from their shop next to their Spinning® tent if you’re stuck. We no longer have mats to rent.
There will be two drinking water taps on the festival site clearly marked on the map so you can refill you own water bottles.
Some food and drinks vendors and brands will accept card payments but as there is no cash point on the grounds, please remember to bring cash. The WellFest merchandise and water shops will be cash only. Tickets on the door, if any remain, will also be cash only.
Please ensure to bring SPF along as there will not be any available to purchase at the festival.
Attending classes, talks and demos
Sessions do not require pre-booking in advance of the festival although some classes have a limited number and will be first-come first-serve, for example the Spinning® tent with McSport, Boogie Bounce in the KBC WellGood area and Coach John Kavanagh’s Víkingaþrek. We may also need to restrict spaces due to capacity and safety concerns at busier sessions.
We recommend arriving 15 minutes early to the sessions you most want to attend. Please be sure to arrive on time to sessions to keep disruption to a minimum.
Food & drinks
We will have eco water on sale and the water taps for refillable water bottles. We have also organised a great selection of food vendors for you all to refuel yourself with a wholesome lunch and plenty of tasty snacks! Read more about what’s on offer here.
The WellFest shop
Our branded merchandise is back by popular demand featuring our super cool new branding! We’ll have t-shirts, vests, water bottles and tote bags. Because if you went and didn’t get the t-shirt, were you even there?
There are no lockers available on site at WellFest. In previous years there was no demand for it. Please be sure to keep personal belongings safe under your own watch.
Happy to help
Keep an eye out for white WellFest staff t-shirts – we are here to help you with any queries you may have.
Our canine friends
We are huge dog lovers here at WellFest HQ. However, we are unfortunately not in a position to welcome dogs on site during the festival. As you will appreciate, we are nearly at maximum capacity and with all the various classes taking place and the presence of kids on site, it is just not feasible for dogs to attend.
We hope you enjoy!
Finally, thank you to all of our incredible partners, the presenters and all the brands involved who have put so much effort into making this the best WellFest yet!
We can’t wait to welcome you on site for an amazing weekend. Please share all your WellFest experiences with us by tagging @WellFestIrl and #WellFest2019.
The WellFest Team