Disability Access Information

If you or a loved one has accessibility requirements, please email us well in advance of the event so we can send you out the relevant form.

We, at Vantastival, aim to create a safe and accessible festival atmosphere and site and want everyone to enjoy themselves equally. Please get in touch in advance of the Festival if you have any additional requirements not covered by the below.

Accessibility Features Currently at Vantastival :

• Accessible Car Parking Facilities

• Personal Carer Ticket (subject to required supporting documentation being provided)

• Accessible Toilet Facilities

• Our staff (identifiable by high vis jackets over the weekend) are more than happy to help as best they can in navigating the site.

Personal Carer Ticket

If an adult is unable to attend the festival without support from a personal carer, then we will provide an extra ticket at no additional cost. This ticket can only be approved by the management team in advance of the festival and will only be provided if the applicant is over 18.

We require all those applying for a personal carer’s ticket to apply a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of the Festival start date.

Please do not buy a ticket for your PC as this will not be refunded.

To apply for your PC ticket, please email us at info@vantastival.com to request an Access Requirements Application Form.

The PC ticket is provided on the expectation that your PC is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit, and would be available and able to help you in the event of an evacuation.

Personal Carer tickets are not provided for minors, as they would not be able to attend the festival anyway with being accompanied by a parent. However if the parent has a ticket we are happy to provide a complimentary ticket for a child with special needs. Please contact us at info@vantastival.com.

Documentation

It is mandatory to provide one or more of the following forms of supporting documentation in your application as evidence of your requirements, and in order to be granted a personal carer pass. Please include at least one of the following with your completed form :

• Disability Allowance letter

• Letter from a medical professional

• Deaf or blind registration

• Blue Badge – permitted for parking only requests

You may be requested to provide additional information following the review of your application by the management team. Submission of the requested documentation is not a guarantee that your application will be successful, and management reserves the right to refuse a personal carer pass if it is not deemed necessary following review of the documentation submitted.

Parking

We have dedicated accessibility parking car spaces located close to the main arena entrance. Parking at this event is limited and is only permitted following approval by the Vantastival team in advance of the event by completing the Access Requirements Application Form. Please ask the car park attendants to direct you to the accessible car parking area when you arrive. These spaces are also right by the box office where you can exchange your ticket for your festival wristband.

Medical Facilities

Medical facilities are available to everyone. There is a conveniently located medical tent in the main area near the Main Stage and Firestone Music Station. Our festival medical cover is provided by Saint John’s Ambulance.

Site Navigation & Ground Conditions

The Main Stage and Firestone Music Station are located in the main area, as are all the traders, the medical tent, disabled toilet and many other festival features. There are two other stages in the wooded part of the site – the Woodland Stage and the Crow’s Nest. These are slightly trickier but should be fine if we have dry weather. The paths are perfectly wide enough for wheelchair accessibility but there is a bit of slope so if you are using a wheelchair you may need an aid. If you are unaccompanied then you can ask any of our festival crew (identifiable by high vis vests) to help. Please note, the Woodland Stage is quite manageable but the slope to the Crow’s Nest is quite steep. This area will have open mic, comedy, and some environmental talks and workshops. The festival site is a field, so how easy it is to get around is somewhat dependent on the weather. If it’s reasonably dry then there should be no problem, but if we have had large volumes of rain in the week before then it could become quite mucky and difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. This has not happened at Beaulieu for any Vantastival to date so hopefully it won’t be an issue, but in the event of this, your navigation of difficult areas are at your own risk. The Vantastival team will of course be on site to help in any way they can also.

The site – Beaulieu House – Drogheda, Co. Louth

Beaulieu is one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. Situated on the gently sloping banks of the river Boyne, it was designed around an old Plunkett property by Sir Henry Tichbourne between 1660 – 1666, with further “improvements” added in the 1720s. The house is a rare survivor of the Artisan Mannerist style with fine brickwork and carvings and currently lived in by the eleventh generation of the Tichbourne family.

Directions

Take Exit 10 off the M1 motorway and continue on the N51 towards Drogheda.

At the second roundabout take the second exit onto the R132 towards Drogheda

Entering Drogheda, turn left onto the R166

Continue on the R166 (towards Termonfeckin) for approximately 3 miles to Beaulieu Cross

The festival will be well signposted on this route.

Turn right at Beaulieu Cross and slow down as you approach the entrance to Vantastival on the left hand side.

Contact us

If you require further assistance or information that cannot be found on the website, please contact a member of our team :

Email : info@vantastival.com

 

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