Features

As always we will have some new and exciting features for Vantastival 2020 while some of the favourites from previous years will make a welcome return.

O’ Hara’s Brewery

Our bar will be selling delicious pints of craft beer from O’ Haras Brewery range, and we’ll also have cans available!

Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, they’ve been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years.

They craft brew traditional Irish beers and their own interpretation of international beer styles, including their stouts and ales, wheat beers and lagers, all carrying the brewery founders family name, O’Hara’s.

Each beer is crafted using classic brewing methods to create the traditional Irish beers styles that have long since been forgotten by many of the larger breweries. They use just four main ingredients : water, malts, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality craft beer range.

Our bar will also offer Falling Apple Cider for all those cider lovers amongst you. Falling Apple Cider is made entirely from pressed apples and is available now on draught throughout Ireland. As only original cider apples are used in the making of this cider, it holds a fine balance of sweet, dry and bitter flavours making this a truly unique drink.

Available drinks : VANTASTIVALE ( Session IPA) ; Irish Stout ; Irish Pale Ale ; Irish Lager ; Falling Apple Cider 

 

Campervan Cook-off

The Cook off poses a colourful spectacle as a circle of vintage campervans take part in a ‘ready, steady, cook’ style competition with each contestant producing a two course meal from a list of provided ingredients, using only the cooking facilities in their campervan.

One of a number of quirky features at Vantastival, the Cook-off always draws a large crowd and there is fierce competition amongst the campers taking part.

This year, the Cook-off competition will take place on Sunday at 3pm. 

Email vantastival@gmail.com if you want to be part of the 2020 Cook-off competition! 

 

 

 

Every Can Counts

This year we are pleased to welcome back Every Can Counts to ensure all beverage cans on site are collected and recycled.

We all enjoy a can, and if it’s placed in the right bin it could be recycled into a new can in just 60 days, ready to be cracked open and enjoyed all over again!

Every Can Counts reps will be passing out bags for campers to separate their cans and will reward anyone who brings a filled bag to their stand with some great prizes. They’ll also be providing games, give aways and competitions for anyone who wants to recycle and win.

Who knew recycling could be this much fun?

For more information on Every Can Counts follow them on Facebook, twitter or instagram.

 

We are the ark

We are the ark (ACTS OF RESTORATIVE KINDNESS) are environmental activists who create and share informations to allow nature to flourish. An Ark is a restored, native ecosystem, a local, small, medium or large rewilding project.

Festival-goers are invited to make signs. Learn about arking and be the future Noah!

 

More information on wearetheark.org

 

 

 

Dog Show!

 

One of our most popular events, the Vantastival Dog Show will return on Saturday 19th September 2020.

Stay tuned for further information on categories!

 

 

Culture Vultures

We are thrilled to welcome Culture Vultures back to Vantastival 2020.

Culture Vultures is a ‘salon’-themed pop culture event curated and hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea, a blend of words and music, something a little bit different for the curious festival goer to experience.

Culture Vultures makes regular appearances at Irish music and arts festivals as well as popping up at bespoke events.

Tony Clayton-Lea is an Irish freelance journalist/writer/editor who writes mostly on music, pop culture, film and travel. He writes frequently for The Irish Times, specifically for its Arts pages and its weekly music/movies/pop culture supplement, The Ticket. He also contributes regularly to the arts/book pages in the Sunday Business Post Magazine.

Juicebox Comedy

Juicebox Comedy returns once more to Vantastival 2020, bringing with it some bellyaching laughs.

Join MC Aidan Shields for a two-hour comedy binge each evening..

 

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Ringo: Music Bingo

Dust off those air drums, warm up those funny bones, and get your pun moans warmed up – Ronan returns to Vantastival due to popular demand!

A hit at music festivals, pubs, staff parties and even weddings, it’s Ringo: Music Bingo.

Ronan plays the intros to well known songs, if that band is on your sheet you cross them off (it’s a game, not a quiz, he gives you the answer via comedy clues) first to fill the sheet wins prizes!

Ringo: Music Bingo, it won’t change your life but it will make your day

Family Friendly.

Destress Yin Yang Yoga

A complete healing practice for your body, mind and soul.
 
The workshop includes: Yang Vinyasa practice , Yin Yoga practice with the soothing sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowl, guided Meditation and long relaxation with Shavasana adjustments and essential oil.
The workshop will start with a Vinyasa flow, connecting our breath to each movement. We’ll flow through a dynamic sequence that targets the muscles and blood flow, and builds strength and flexibility, while keeping the focus inwards.
The yin practice is a sequence of floor -based poses, softly held for 3-6minutes that improve flexibility and work on the deeper level of the fascia and connective tissue while allowing you to practice patience, surrender and self-awareness. 
With the help of a mantra we’ll turn our entire practice into a moving meditation. Repeating a mantra helps bring the mind back into meditation each time it starts to wonder and it’s rhythm provides a flow of positive energy into your body.
 
And finally, the Shavasana adjustments and essential oils will bring you into a state of deeper relaxation to allow your body to fully let go of any stress or tension and reset .
 
What to bring : mat, warm & comfortable clothes and socks, blanket and water.

 

Wolfpack Circus

Watch out for Wolfpack Circus as they make their way around the Vantastival site with their jungle-themed performers in full costume and body paint. On Saturday and Sunday Wolfpack Circus will be found performing extraordinary feats of ribbon spinning, dynamic flexibility and partner acrobatics in a fully produced interactive circus show!

 
 
 
 
 

Fancy Dan and the Renegade Rascals

Fancy Dan will provide the music while his band of renegade rascals perform a 45 minute sunset acrobatic and fire show, lighting up the skies and taking your breath away with their display of fire poi, fire hoops and fire breathing.

 

 

 

 

Irish Heart Foundation

Fight against heart disease and stroke in Ireland are the policies of Irish Heart Foundation.

10,000 people a year die from cardiovascular disease in Ireland and 2,000 of these die annually from stroke. Heart disease and stroke remains the no.1 killer in Ireland.

Festival-goers are invited to talk with them and interacted with educational game.

More information on irishheart.ie

 

 

 

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