General Info

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Vantastival is a gloriously independent, award-winning festival which will take place at Beaulieu House over the June bank holiday weekend, on the sloping banks of the river Boyne.

Music fans and campervanners flock to this unique family-friendly event for its fantastically diverse line up, super-friendly vibes, and quirky extras.  Other attractions include gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, arts, crafts and many other fun and novel additions, ensuring that Vantastival has something for everyone, with or without a campervan!

Campervans are welcome to park on site (right next to the arena) at no extra charge, but you don’t have to have a campervan to enjoy all that’s on offer and there is a dedicated tent campsite for those without vans! Our ‘Bring Your Own Booze’ policy also means that Vantastival is one of the most affordable festivals in Ireland.

Opening Time
The festival site will be open from 2.30pm on Friday 31st May for those with 3 day camping tickets. The car park will be open from 1pm that day. The car park and box office will close at 11.30pm on Friday so all visitors coming on Friday must arrive before then. The box office will be open from 10.30am to 11.00pm on Saturday 1st June and from 10.30am to 10pm on Sunday 2nd June.  WE DO NOT HAVE CREDIT CARD FACILITIES ON SITE AND CAN ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS ONLY FOR TICKETS PURCHASED ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
Transport
Beaulieu House is just a 5 minute drive from Drogheda, or 10 minutes from Drogheda Bus Station.

If you need a taxi, call Elite Cabs at 041 9833398. Make sure to quote Vantastival when booking!

We will also be operating a shuttle bus service throughout the weekend (see below). Full directions on how to get to Beaulieu House if driving can be found on our venue page.

Shuttle bus service
A shuttle bus service will operate between the festival site and Merchant’s Quay at Drogheda Port daily. (click link for directions)

Full details of times will be posted in advance of the festival.

Tickets & Wristbands
Tickets will be exchanged at the box office for wristbands.
Alcohol
In order to make this festival as affordable as possible, it is a BRING YOUR OWN BEER event. Cans of beer are welcome, no glass bottles are allowed on site. Please transfer everything to plastic bottles before heading to the festival. Our festival bar will stock a range of locally crafted beers and cider, as well as a good selection of spirits. The bar will also sell cans of craft beer. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will have to sign accepting responsibility. Anyone under the age of 18 drinking alcohol, along with their accompanying adult, will be asked to leave the event. Proof of age is required for minors and accompanying adults.
Car Park
The Car Park is adjacent to the festival site and will be well signposted. Please note: Beaulieu House will charge for use of the car park, money to go towards the upkeep of the estate. Price for parking is €3 for day parking or €5 for weekend parking. For safety reasons we cannot allow patrons to drive cars into the campsite to unload their belongings, but even if you have to make a couple of trips from the car, it should only take a few minutes. Absolutely no camping will be permitted in the Car Park. No sound systems will be permitted in the car park and anyone attempting to operate a sound system here will be asked to leave the site. In the event that the car park becomes full at very busy times, an overflow carpark elsewhere on Beaulieu Estate will be used. A shuttle bus will carry passengers from the overflow car park to the festival entrance.
Camping
There are various camping areas on the festival site. For health and safety reasons, campervan camping is separate from tent camping. Absolutely no vehicles are permitted to drive into the tent campsite. There is a family campsite which will be subdivided into a tent area and a campervan area. Day Ticket holders will not be allowed to camp overnight, unless they have a Sunday camping ticket.
Campervans & Caravans
On arrival, campervan and caravan drivers must leave their vehicles while exchanging tickets for wristbands at the box office. Once on site, campervans must remain on site – vehicles leaving the site during the weekend will not be re-admitted. After exchanging tickets for wristbands, caravans may be pulled to the campsite by car, then the car MUST BE REMOVED to the Car Park.
Facilities
Toilets will be dispersed throughout the site, as will drinking-water dispensers.
Electric hook ups
There will be a very limited number of electric hook ups available in one area of the campsite for campervans and caravans, but these are really needed by families with very small children and babies, or people with medical conditions, so unless you are really in need of the power, just use your leisure battery. A charge of €35 for the weekend will apply for an electric hook up, payable in advance. Just email info@vantastival.com to book one. We do not provide any leads so if you book a hook up, you must bring your own lead at least 20m long. If you arrive without leads and need to rent one from us, you will be charged an additional €20 for the rental. Please ensure that you do not take any leads or distro that doesn’t belong to you when you leave! Every year the festival’s leads are stolen by attendees and it costs us a fortune to replace them. Stealing leads jeopardises our ability to continue to provide hook ups in the future. Please note, hook ups will be reserved only for those arriving before 6pm on Friday 31st May. We cannot guarantee the availability of an electric hook up for any patrons arriving after this time, and any hook up fee paid will be forfeited by late-comers. FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS WE CANNOT PROVIDE HOOK UPS TO TENTS.
Food & Drink
There will be a range of food and drink stalls open all weekend which should cater to every taste. For a full list of this year’s food vendors visit our trader page.
Special Needs
If you have any special needs or are accompanying someone with special needs, please email us directly at info@vantastival.com. More info on our Disability Access Information page.
Don't forget

Tickets

Cash – we won’t have any ATM’s on site so make sure you bring enough money for the weekend.

• Rain gear – plastic ponchos are use once items so please don’t bring them. Everyone has a rain jacket, it’s Ireland after all!

Change of clothes – both warmer night time and lighter day time and of course, extra socks.

Wellies – just in case it rains, there’s nothing worse than wet feet!

Sun hat and sun block – we like to be optimistic about the weather

Baby wipes – (biodegradable/bamboo/flushable please, you can find these at Supervalu and they’re super cheap), toilet roll and hand sanitiser

Reusable Water Bottle – There will be drinkable water points throughout the site to fill up your bottle. Please avoid bringing excess plastic to site.

Reusable coffee cup/ mug – we highly encourage bringing your own eco cup or mug to use throughout the event as this minimises the number of purchased coffee cups going into circulation and thus landfill, even though they’ll be compostable this year, each one less makes a huge difference!

Torch – your phone’s battery won’t last if you keep using it as your torch all weekend.

Portable battery pack – as mentioned before, always good to have a backup.

Rubbish bag – keep your campsite tidy and pack up your rubbish when you go, we don’t hire crews in to clean up, it’s just us so please don’t make us have to clean up after you.

Beer or tipple of your choice

Tent pegs

Sleeping bag  – a warm one. The weather can get very cold at night.

Download our Green Policy here →  Our Festival, Our Planet – Vantastival Green Policy 2019 


“A truly unique BYOB festival combining killer line-ups with a celebration of campervan culture, it’s one of Ireland’s more niche weekenders” –  Hot Press

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