Native Sounds Line Up Announced


We are very excited to announce the line up for Native Sounds on the 10th and 11th September!

Friday 1oth September will be headlined by soulful Cork singer-songwriter Brian Deady, with The Barley MobBunoscionn, The Bonny Men and Farah Elle filling up the line up.

Wicklow post-rock outfit God Is An Astronaut will headline the Saturday night following sets from Bitch Falcon, THUMPER, Elephant will bring a full band show earlier in the evening. Folk-pop duo ELKIN will be the opening act on the second day of concerts.

Native Sounds at Beaulieu is funded through the Live Performance Support Scheme with additional support from IMRO. Tickets go on general release on Tuesday 13th July at 1pm.

Vantastival presents Native Sounds

We are delighted to have been awarded funding through the Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media!

This Autumn we’ll host Native Sounds on the Woodland Stage at Beaulieu House & Gardens – two consecutive outdoor concerts featuring Irish folk and rock acts on the 10th and 11th September. Stay tuned for line up announcements and ticket info coming soon…

2021 Update

Well, this pandemic has lasted a lot longer than we anticipated!! Unfortunately, due to the continuing Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to plan for a 2021 festival. We are taking a little break while the live events calendar is eerily quiet, but hope to be back soon. There will be no Vantastival festival in 2021, but stay tuned for possible announcements about smaller events later in the year.

We are missing all you Vantastivallers more than you could imagine so stay safe and well until the clouds clear for us to meet again in appreciation of music, dance, friendship and fun!

Keeping Busy

It seems like forever since we made the call back in March to postpone Vantastival 2020, just two days before the whole country went into lockdown. At the time, like everyone, we were hopeful that Covid 19 would pass and we would be able to bring everyone together for a delayed festival in mid-September. Alas it wasn’t to be! At this moment in time no one really knows which way the pandemic is going to go over the next few months or years. We have no signpost for the future of mass gatherings. Many are hopeful that we’ll all be able to meet in celebration once more next summer, while some of us are more cautious in our outlook. At Vantastival HQ we continue to watch the development of the virus and its effects. While we like to be optimistic, we don’t wish to sell tickets for a 2021 event with no guarantee that it will be possible. As a family, we have had time to reflect on the business that we spent 11 years building and passionately working on together. What a ride! We have made such amazing friends over the past decade through Vantastival and are so eternally grateful to all of you for the support you have shown us in this most difficult of years.

So, onwards and upwards from 2020! We are keeping busy and using this time to work on other projects and ideas that have been brewing for quite a while but never had the opportunity to be developed. We hope to be able to reveal some of these to you in due course. We don’t know if we’ll see you all in a field in 2021, but whether it’s next year or the year after, at some point the craic will be back!

Until then take care, stay safe and thank you for your continued support xxx


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