Info & FAQs
Another Love Story Returns to The Manor for a spectacular 9th Edition – August 18th – 20th 2023
One of Ireland’s most cherished small festivals – created and delivered at a scale that allows a real sense of community and an unparalleled ease of festival experience.
Created By Friends, For Friends since 2014.
Stellar performances from top Irish artists and carefully selected International guests to soundtrack your time at The Manor across two main live stages Further Afield & The front, Tree Haus our bespoke woodland dance stage, The Shift Yard, Way Out There, Moon River and an array of beautifully realised smaller nooks and crannies to listen, interact and dance the night away to.
A programme of talks, walks, happenings and craic to keep you extra entertained throughout the weekend.
An array of the finest food, coffee and beverage providers in the land to keep your belly full and your thirst quenched. Limited BYO is allowed.
Morning swims in the river, languid mid afternoon hangs in the tall grass, yoga, massage, The Bosca Beatha Sauna, and all of the glory of The Mellow Meadow and Manor woodlands to explore throughout.
Parking & Camping literally a few minutes walk from The Manor arena.
New for 2023 : Family Camping.
All the beauty and colour of our glorious Lovers – the best audience a little festival could ever wish for.
Prepare for an un paralleled sense of community and friendliness amongst the gathering of like minded souls – in short, ALS is a vibe.
Another Love Story takes place amongst the grounds of the glorious and beautiful Killyon Manor, 50 mins outside Dublin, about 10kms from off the M4. (Exit 10 Kinnegad)
Another Love Story 2023 runs from 17.00 Friday August 18th to 19.00 Sunday August 2023.
As is our tradition – Sunday at ALS is a glorious, and gentle wind down day.
All campers must be off site by 21.00 on Sunday night – there is no camping allowed on Sunday night.
Weekend Camping Tickets are available on our Tickets page.
Each ticket must be held in the name of the actual attendee.
Very limited Sunday Day tickets may be available, subject to capacity, closer to the festival.
No Friday or Saturday Day tickets will be available.
Please see T’s & C’s for full conditions.
Friday Aug 18th : 15.00 – 22.00 *
Saturday Aug 19th : 12.00 – 21.00 *
Sunday Aug 20th : 12.00 – 16.00 *
*Please note there will be no entry to the festival after these hours.
We introduced car passes in 2022 as a way to encourage car-sharing for both the good of the environment, and the preservation of space in our small site.
This is operated on an honesty basis, and proceeds go to our charity partners Home Tree
Lovers may only sleep in their vehicles if you hold a Camper Van / Caravan Pass.
Passes are required per vehicle – not per person.
This is separate to your Weekend Camping Ticket.
You must hold a Weekend Camping Ticket to gain entry to the festival.
Lovers are NOT under any circumstances permitted to sleep in their vehicle in the general car park.
You can take The Love Bus to ALS by leaving from St Patrick’s Close Dublin 8 from 5pm on Friday Aug 18th / Returning 19:00 Sunday Aug 20th.
Toilets – Yes
Showers – Yes
Drinking Water – BYO reusable Water bottle.
Phone Reception – V limited – the perfect chance to disconnect.
Phone Charging – No (see above!)
ATM – No (Nearest in Kinnegad or Ballivor)
Medical – we have a full team of medical staff to take care of you all weekend.
Psycare – we are also happy to work with Psycare Ireland to provide a safe and informed space for festival goers experiencing any difficult drug related issues.
selection of food trucks and vendors catering for all tastes and requirements.
The ALS Bar will serve delicious beers, wines and spirits, and we are delighted to work with partners on some glorious cocktail bars and other beverage options.
- 24 cans of beer + 1 bottle of spirits.
There will be a full programme of yoga, massages, therapies, The Bosca Beatha Sauna and more all situated in the gentle riverside surrounds of The Mellow Meadow. These will be available to pre book close to the festival.
Having spawned like frogs over the pandemic, Team ALS consists of a small but growing band of mini festival lovers!
ALS is, is by it’s scale and nature, a more gentle and relaxing atmosphere, of which we are very proud – however it is still a party.
Whilst we welcome parents bringing their kids, they should be aware of the following
Children U 12 are allowed to attend free of charge.
We do not allow 12 – 18 year olds at the festival.
Parents and Guardians are required to register any child in their care with a kids registration ticket.
There is a very small, very casual, programme for young kids which we trialled at ALS22 and will repeat at ALS 23 – it will run in the mornings / early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.
There are no childminding services on site.
Patrons are encouraged to think carefully before bringing kids; the festival can be crowded at peak times, there is a loud stage with amplified music and everyone is in open country, camping with exposure to the element.
Patrons bringing children should be very prepared to look after them whilst keeping in mind that their bodies may be more sensitive to the festival environment than their own.
In saying all of this – ALS is by it’s very nature a gentle experience as festivals go – and kids, in general love it.
Please see T’s & C’s for full conditions.
Have a look at our Sustainability page.
We are aware of the difficulties faced by those with additional accessibility needs, and endeavour to help to improve their experience as best we can.
Below are some details that may allow you to assess event and plan accordingly before arriving :
ALS takes place across working farmland which is not flat in most areas. The ground within the arena and campground can also be rough and uneven. It is kept mowed low but there are often exposed roots and undulations in the surface.
There are hard surfaced roads from the carpark to the Manor, and overall the distances involved are much, much smaller than other festivals.
If you require improved access to our arena from the carpark and campground, please contact us ahead of the event so we can reserve an appropriate camping and carparking space for you in closer proximity to amenities and the stage.
Upon arrival, our gate staff will be able to direct you to these reserved spaces.
There will be toilets equipped with accessible and gender neutral toilet options.
If you hold a valid companion card, this will allow entry to one ticket free of charge in addition to your paid ticket.
Please contact us at email@example.com to arrange a companion card ticket.
No illegal substances.
No Boom Boxes / Speakers of any sort.
No gas cookers, fires or fireworks.