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Davina McCall set to return to Dublin this summer for WellFest in association with KBC

12 February 2020

KBC Bank Ireland returns as presenting partner for the fourth year running

Broadcaster and fitness entrepreneur Davina McCall is set to return to Dublin on Saturday 9th May for WellFest, Ireland’s first and largest health, fitness and wellness festival, delivered in partnership with KBC Bank Ireland.

Taking place on 9th and 10th May in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin, KBC returns as presenting partner for the fourth year running.
 
Joining Davina on the KBC Main Stage this year will be a host of international health and fitness stars, including Australian fitness expert and trainer to Hollywood star Chris HemsworthLuke Zocchi who headlines Sunday 10th May, Seattle-based yoga star Patrick Beach, and UK-based trainers Zanna van DijkFaisal AbdallaChloe Madeley and Bradley Simmonds.
 
Homegrown talent sharing their wisdom at the festival will include Roz Purcell, Gerry Hussey, and Indy Parsons AKA The Little Green Spoon, alongside many more announced today. 
 
Commenting on the line-up, Helena Ryan, Co-Founder of WellFest, said: “We’re so excited to have Davina back this year. Two years ago, she headlined our KBC Main Stage and brought her incredible energy and enthusiasm to the festival.  Since then, we’ve expanded WellFest outside of Ireland, launching WellFest UK in recent weeks in partnership with Davina – that will take place in London later this year.  So, in light of that, we’re delighted Davina’s returning for our 2020 Dublin event.
 
“WellFest is a unique opportunity for people to meet their fitness, wellbeing and foodie heroes in person, to ask them questions, and to try out new classes or the latest wellness brands. What makes the event so special is that attendees leave WellFest feeling part of a wider movement and community, and we’re delighted to have created our best programme yet for 2020 that is going to inspire and motivate attendees.

 
At today’s launch, Aidan Power, Director of Marketing Communications and Corporate Affairs from KBC, said “At KBC, we understand the importance of health and wellbeing to the communities in which we live and work, and we are excited to, once again, partner with WellFest for the 4th year running. The event welcomes food, fitness and mindfulness experts each year to lift and inspire those of all ages and abilities. KBC WellGood will also return this year to give festival-goers a unique opportunity to learn about general health and wellness from a host of experienced WellFest ambassadors. We look forward to seeing you there!

Charity Partner
This year, WellFest is partnering with Barretstown as the event’s first official charity partner. Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown they Press Play on childhood. Barretstown run therapeutic camps and programmes for children living with serious illness and will be the festival’s partner for the WellKids area.
 
Commenting on the partnership, WellFest co-founder Fionnualla Cleary said: “We’re delighted to announce Barretstown as our first charity partner. We’ll be giving attendees the option to donate to the charity when they buy their tickets and we’ll have donation stands throughout the festival, as well as dance classes and arts and crafts workshops hosted by Barretstown camp leaders, kids’ yoga, animal movement and face-painting in the WellKids area.
 
New for WellFest 2020
Leading Irish retail chain Dunnes Stores has been announced as the new WellFood partner. WellFood features cooking demonstrations and Q&As with leading Irish and international foodies this year including Roz PurcellThe Little Green SpoonThe Happy Pear and Amelia Freer.
 
Lexus has been announced as the festival’s official car partner and partner for WellMind which will feature chartered psychologist Kimberley Wilson sharing her philosophy of Whole Body Mental Health, as well as performance psychologist Gerry Hussey and many more.
 
Festival Favourites
Areas also returning to WellFest this year will include the popular: 
  • KBC Main Stage, the beating heart of WellFest where hundreds of attendees work out with festival headliners;
  • KBC WellGood featuring festival headliners and a varied programme of classes and talks on health and wellbeing; 
  • WellTalk featuring Q&As and talks from a stellar lineup of experts and festival headliners;
  • WellFit in association with FLYEfit featuring different styles of movement from leading international and local trainers;
  • WellPilates in association with Platinum Pilates;
  • WellYoga featuring top Irish and international yogis; and
  • Spinning® in association with McSport.
 
For full details of the festival headliners see wellfest.ie where weekend and day tickets are also available to book for €79+booking and €50+ booking respectively. Further lineup additions and stage times will be announced in the coming weeks.

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