For those looking to get away from home for the bank holiday weekend why not take a chance on an alternative music festival with a steadily growing reputation. Vantastival is a three-day family-friendly festival which takes place in Bellurgan Park over the May Bank Holiday Weekend featuring exceptional Irish talent - covering all genres - such as Cathy Davey, God Is An Astronaut, Ham Sandwich and more.
Full weekend tickets are priced at under €100 so, for three music-packed days of fun and frolics, that is not a bad price. For those looking to pop in for just a day then you will be glad to know the day-by-day breakdown has been posted over on the official Vantastival website.
See below for my own personal recommendations or, to put it another way, who I would be going to see if I was able to break away from prior commitments*.
Friday, 4th May
Ham Sandwich (Main Stage 11.10pm)
The Henry Girls (Musicmaker 11.05pm)
Ghost Estates (Done Deal 10.40pm)
Saturday, 5th May
Trumpets of Jericho (Done Deal 4.55pm)
R.S.A.G. (Main Stage 8.50pm)
Karma Parking (Done Deal 2.40pm)
Sunday, 6th May
God Is An Astronaut (Main Stage 12am)
Le Galaxie (Main Stage 9.50pm)
I Draw Slow (Musicmaker 11.20pm)
Slow Motion Heroes (Done Deal 6.45pm)
*These will also be fun :)
- Vantastival takes place in Bellurgan Park, Dundalk (Louth) from May 4th-May 6th
- Tickets are priced at €89 (weekend) and €40 (day)
- For more info see www.vantastival.com