Vantastival will return to Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda, this Autumn, and a killer home-grown line-up has been announced. Kilkenny drummer ‘Rarely Seen Above Ground’ (R.S.A.G.) will bring his unique live show to the boutique festival on Friday 16th September, with feel-good Dublin folk/reggae band The Barley Mob, critically acclaimed songwriter Niamh Regan, and Irish/French folk duo Les SalAmandas also featuring on Friday’s bill. Festival favourites Hermitage Green are lauded for their live shows and will bring their irresistible brand of folk rock to Vantastival on Saturday 17th September. They are joined on Saturday’s line-up by Derry alt-punk band The Wood Burning Savages and one of Ireland’s brightest emerging talents, the wonderful Susan O’Neill. With over 30 more acts due to perform, Vantastival will be an excellent outing for music lovers to round off the summer.
Following a pandemic-induced 2 year break from the festival format, organisers say this year’s event will be a beautifully intimate experience, smaller scale than previous Vantastival festivals with limited tickets. Since its inaugural event in 2010, Vantastival has been a uniquely family-friendly event, known for its super-friendly vibes and fantastically diverse line up. Other attractions include food stalls, festival traders, a walled garden full of kids’ activities, and many other fun and novel additions including the ‘Cully & Sully Campervan Cook-off’, ensuring that Vantastival has something for everyone. Campervans and caravans are welcome to park on site (right next to the arena) at no extra charge, but you don’t have to have a campervan to enjoy all that’s on offer and there is a dedicated tent campsite for those without vans. O’Hara’s Craft Beers will be available from the festival bar all weekend, while a ‘BYOB’ policy covering the whole festival site also means that even with price increases across the industry, Vantastival remains one of the country’s most affordable festivals.
Vantastival 2022 will take place on the 16th and 17th September 2022 in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu House, on the banks of the Boyne just outside Drogheda. The festival is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and IMRO. Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite and www.vantastival.com/tickets.
2-day camping – €120
Saturday tickets – €70 (includes camping)
Campervans – no charge and no ticket needed
booking fees apply
See www.vantastival.com for more details.