Vantastival Halloween Havoc!

On Sunday 30th October Vantastival presents a Halloween Extravaganza at the Mezz venue in Temple Bar. There will be live music and DJ till late and fancy dress is encouraged with prizes for the best costumes. We’ll also be hosting traditional Halloween games to bring you back to your childhood.

Live bands Cold Comfort, Yukina, Reverend JM’s Panic Worship and I’d Fight Gandhi will play, followed by Swiss DJ Shane Tobler. This is THE Halloween Party to be at this year.

Entry on the night is €10 with drinks promos running all night. 3 euro beers and heavily discounted spirits mean this will be one of the best value nights in Dublin!

Visit the Facebook event page here.


Vantastival for kids

Vantastival is a family friendly festival and children are welcomed. Children under 14 have free entry but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  This year the kids’ area is sponsored by Silverline Catering. On Saturday and Sunday scheduled children’s activities will take place in the family camping area. Kids’ stuff includes art and craft workshops, a bouncy castle, face painting, fancy dress parade, mask making, kiddie’s disco, kid’s movies screenings and much more…

Scrapheap Challenge

This year’s scrapheap challenge will again involve the makeover of an old van in the week coming up to the festival. It will be fitted out as a campervan on site over the weekend by a team of conversion enthusiasts led by carpenter Ian Hurley. There will be short daily workshops on the various aspects of conversion, from interior fit out and electrics to water management. Parts and interiors will be pilfered from scrap caravans. Throughout the weekend festival-goers can buy raffle tickets, and on Sunday night the van will be raffled off to a lucky winner!

If you are interested in in donating a van or old caravan to the cause, please email

Volunteer at Vantastival 2011

We have many volunteering opportunities at Vantastival. Volunteering is a great way to be
involved in the festival, meet new people and get some experience in the field – literally!!!
Volunteers receive a free ticket for the weekend so if you fancy coming along and helping
out email for a volunteer application.

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