It’s Festival Time!!!

Due to unforseen circumstances, shuttle bus will not run ON FRIDAY. It will resume normally on Saturday at 10:30am.

Elite Cabs in Drogheda are doing a special rate for taxis to and from Drogheda over the weekend. Elite Cabs 041 98 333 98. The rate is €4 a head for a minimum of 2 to/from Drogheda town centre or bus station and €5 a head for a minimum of 2 to/from Drogheda train station. Be sure to quote Vantastival when you book!

We have now moved to the festival site for Vantastival 2018!!

The June bank holiday weekend is upon us once more and the Vantastival site at Beaulieu House & Gardens opens at 2.30pm on 1st June! The car park will be open from 1pm.

All you need to know….

Access on Friday evening only comes as part of a full THREE-DAY pass purchased in advance. Online ticket sales end at 7am on Friday 1st June. After that, 2-day camping and single day tickets will be available at the gate until sold out.  Friday is a gentle ease in to the festival with as limited programme of events: The Woodland Stage, Firestone Stage and Bar will all be open, while the Volkswagen Main Stage, Crow’s Nest and The Enchanted Garden kids’ area will open on Saturday. All our traders and many of our additional features like the funfair will be open on Friday.

Box Office Opening Hours

Friday 2.30pm – 11.30pm
Saturday 10.30am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 10pm

Please note: there are no day tickets for 14-17 year olds this year. Teens will only be admitted when accompanied by a parent who holds a weekend camping ticket. Friends or siblings over the age of 18 will not be accepted as the accompanying adult.


If you have a 2-day ticket and wish to upgrade to a full weekend ticket, you can do so at the festival box office on Friday.

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Today FM’s Phil Cawley Live Vantastival Broadcast

Veteran Today FM DJ and all-round legend Phil Cawley will up sticks and move his show to the front lawn of Beaulieu House for a live Outside Broadcast on the Saturday of Vantastival 2018.

Phil will be on hand and givin’ it plenty of chat between 11am and 2pm on Saturday morning: a perfect way to kick-start your day at Vantastival!

Firestone BOTB Winners

Firestone Battle of the Bands winners Modernlove. to headline Firestone Live stage

Following a very tough call for judges at final of the Firestone BOTB 2018, local Drogheda four-piece Modernlove. won out, meaning that they’ll be headlining the Firestone Live stage on Sunday night.

Winning the BOTB means not only prizes of equipment and recording worth over €4,000 for the band, but also the Sunday headline slot on the Firestone Live stage at Vantastival 2018.

Modernlove.‘s synth- and sample-driven sound is heavily influenced by ’80s acts like Prince and Michael Jackson.  They’ve supported Hudson Taylor and The Academic in the past and are definitely a band whose star is in the ascendant: not to be missed!

(But if you do, remember their win at Firestone BOTB means they also have a slot on the main stage in 2019 for our very special Vantastival 10-year anniversary festival…)

Every can will count at Vantastival 2018

This year Vantastival is teaming up with Every Can Counts to make sure all those bags o’ cans end up in the recycling where they belong!

Watch out for Every Can Counts reps on site and swing by their area for games, competitions and give-aways to encourage everyone to recycle their cans.

Bring them one can and you can play the ‘CAN You Kick It’ football speed test game, or you can have some ‘Yes We Can’ face art.  Bring them a whole bag of cans, and get a prize.

It takes as little as 60 days for that can to be back on the shelf, set to be cracked open and enjoyed all over again.  So all the fun and games will ensure that each can gets recycled in time to be enjoyed at Vantastival 2019.


That’s closed loop recycling at its very best!


For more information on Every Can Counts follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



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