Firestone Battle of the Bands 2018!

Firestone has selected 12 acts from this year’s line up to take part in its Battle of the Bands competition

We are delighted to welcome Firestone Live to Vantastival again this year, with another opportunity for unsigned bands to win a coveted prize worth over €4,000 in the Firestone Battle of the Bands competition! 12 up-and-coming Irish acts from our 2018 line up have been chosen by Firestone to take part. Voting will run online until 8th April, with the public vote reducing the initial 12 acts to five, who will then participate in a live final at Odd Mollies venue in Drogheda on April 26th.

In the running for this year’s Firestone prize:













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35 More Acts Announced!


Engine Alley, Corner Boy, Elephant and The tragedy of Dr. Hannigan are just some of the acts we have have just been added to the this year’s line-up. Other line up additions include Thumper, Neon Atlas, The Wood Burning Savages and Megacone, and an eclectic mix of up-and-coming Irish folk, rock, electro and hip hop acts with a healthy dose of trad thrown in! 

And there are over 35 acts still to be announced!!

Check out the current line up here and find out more about all your favourite acts for this year.


2018 Headliners Announced!

We are delighted to announce Le Galaxie and The Stunning will headline Vantastival 2018, powered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles!

Ireland’s top live dance act, Le Galaxie, will take to the Volkswagen Main Stage on Saturday 2nd June while 90’s Irish rock icons The Stunning will headline on Sunday 3rd June.

This year’s line-up also includes Irish/Sierra Leonean songstress Loah, multi-instrumentalist RSAG, our favourite Dublin rockers The Hot Sprockets, Choice Music Prize nominee Marlene Enright, singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly, and trad stars The Bonny Men. The bulk of the line-up is yet to be announced and a large number of exciting up-and-coming Irish acts will be added in the coming weeks.

Find out more about our headliners here and don’t forget to get your tickets!

The Firestone Music Tour will also return to Vantastival in 2018 – details to be announced.

Vantastival nominated for Irish Festival Awards


Once again Vantastival has been nominated in the Irish Festival Awards for the 2017 festival!

We are delighted to have been nominated in both the ‘Best Small Festival’ and ‘Best Line Up’ categories. Please take a moment to give us your vote.

Just go to and select Vantastival in both categories. You can also vote for your favourite large and medium sized festivals and your favourite metropolitan festival. Thank you for your vote!


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