20th June 2023

7 reasons to get into The Groove this summer

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The Groove is an affordable, accessible, day festival experience, celebrating the hottest tribute bands. So, whether you’re a local resident, an avid festivalgoer, or a music lover – we’re here to get you in the Groove.  

Celebrate and discover music: 

We have searched high and low, all over the globe for the best tribute acts – and it’s fair to say we have a star-studded list that will be a guaranteed hit!  

From Queen to Fleetwood Mac, we’ve got you covered. Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie an ABBA tribute band you say? No problem, as we’re headlining the event with ABBA Revival – the UK’s number 1 ABBA tribute band as voted for at the National Tribute Music Awards.   

Our tribute bands are crowd-pleasers. From Killer Queen to Rocket Man, be prepared to get down and funky to iconic, timeless hits from headliners never seen on the same night. 

Make new friends: 

Of course, you will set the night alight Dancing Queen and party to the beat of your own drum, but The Groove festival is a great chance for you to meet like-minded people, and create lifelong memories. 

There is no better time to make new friends than when you’re discoing to throwback classics, chowing down on juicy festival food and wearing outlandish outfits. Whether you’re a foodie, music buff or fashionista – there is always something to talk about, someone to connect with and enjoy with your festival family.   

Enjoy tastebud-tingling food:   

Let’s be honest, you’re probably thinking the same thing, what food will I be able to get my teeth stuck into at The Groove?  We all know, great festival food is a staple diet to any successful festival experience and if you’re looking for scrumptious snacks, you’re in luck.  

Filled with authentic street food and an array of different cuisines ranging from easy-going bite-sized delights to favourite festival recipes – get ready to indulge yourself in tasty treats.  

Dance till the sun goes down: 

Just imagine… The sun is up in the sky, there are no clouds, and the summer breeze is blowing through your hair… What better way to soak up this moment than by listening to some good music, drinking a beer, and relaxing? 

Cover yourself head to toe in glitter: 

You probably know the drill when it comes to festival fashion (neon dresses and circle-framed glasses always making an appearance). But with designer clobber rising in price, and worries about climate change – why don’t you ditch the fast-fashion and feel The Groove of shopping eco? 

Our shops are stocked up with bright colours, bold outfits, and outlandish accessories – fit for all age groups and genres. So even if you are punk, hippie, rock ‘n’ roll or jazz – there are styles for everyone. 

Snap season:  

Capture the spirit of The Groove by snapping the grooviest pictures of your festival experience. With everything happening live and minute by minute, this is a great chance for all you festival flickers to shoot the best moments of the day.  

Preserve moments in time and tag us on Instagram @roycastlelung and on TikTok @roycastleofficial. Send us your pics of your eccentric outfits, silly moments, and beloved friends.  

It will be the top 10 best moments shared with a friend:  

If you’ve ever experienced a festival, you will know for yourself that they live up to the hype. All of us go through times in our lives when we need to lift our spirits. A festival is a wonderful way to relieve stress and give you the reset you need. Dancing in a crowd alongside your friends and strangers offers a lot in terms of just feeling great overall. Try it, you will love it!

Date: Saturday 12th August
Location: Wilmere Lane Sports Ground, Widnes, WA8 5UP
Standard Tickets: £25 adults | £15 Children (under 16)
VIP Tickets: £55*

So, what are you waiting for? Groove the night away with us this summer.