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Molto Vivo win Firestone Road to the Main Stage competition!

Alt rockers Molto Vivo have taken first place in this year’s Firestone Road to the Main Stage competition!

The three piece from Belfast, made up of Mattie Bell on Vocals and Guitar, Rae Sofley on Vocals and Bass Guitar and Jordan Dickson on drums, combines grunge, rockabilly, classic rock, punk and theatrical composition. Their distinctly original music was backed up by an incredible energy on stage in Odd Mollies in Drogheda on Thursday night, where they were up against five other talented finalists including Gráinne Cotter, Don’t Fear the Natives, Kiosoma, The Burma and Stolen City.

Molto Vivo will now headline the Firestone Stage on Sunday 2nd June at Vantastival and win themselves recording time at Herbert Place Studios and equipment from Musicmaker, to a value of €4,000!

You can check out all the acts that took part in the competition in the Firestone Music Station at Vantastival over the June bank holiday weekend.

Firestone Finalists Announced!

The votes are in and counted and we can now reveal the six finalists in the Firestone Road to the Main Stage competition!

It was very close at the end but the six acts going through to the live final in Odd Mollies on 2nd May are Don’t Fear the Natives, The Burma, Kiosoma, Gráinne Cotter, Molto Vivo and Stolen City. With six acts to listen to, the music in Odd Mollies will start at 7.30pm sharp. Judges on the night include Today FM’s Gavin Blake, journalist Tony Clayton-Lea, and representatives from Vantastival and Firestone. There’ll also be a very special appearance by last year’s winners, local boys Modernlove. who will perform their new single!

See you there!!!

Firestone Road to the Main Stage

12 Acts have been selected to participate in this year’s “Road to the Main Stage” competition

We are delighted to welcome Firestone to Vantastival again this year, with another opportunity for unsigned bands to win a coveted prize worth over €4,000 in the Firestone Road to the Main Stage competition! 12 up-and-coming Irish acts from our 2019 line up have been chosen to take part. Voting will run online until 21st 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 May 2nd.

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2019 Line Up Announced!

We are delighted to announce a load more acts for Vantastival 2019!!

Afro Celt Sound System, famous for blending European and West African traditional music, will headline Main Stage on Sunday 2nd June! Also added to the bill are Join Me In The Pines, Thanks Brother, Topso (formerly The Barley Mob), Sharon Shannon, Roe, Pillow Queens, We Cut Corners and many more. With over 30 acts still to be announced, this is going to be the best Vantastival yet!

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