Music – “Hard to Say” by The Burma
Vantastival is driven by Firestone, and is a key event within the Firestone European music activation, an original programme of music festivals across Europe.
A total of 25 acts performed over the June bank holiday weekend 2019 in the Firestone Music Station, a unique structure with the aesthetic of a 1930s Route 66 gas station and decked out with quirky custom-made tyre furniture. Firestone aims to encourage and support emerging music talent in Ireland and the Firestone Music Station is an intimate experience that brings together fans and passionate musicians.
Firestone aims to shine a spotlight on the great musical talent that Ireland has to offer through its Road to the Main Stage competition, in conjunction with Vantastival.
Road to the Main Stage
12 up-and-coming Irish acts from our 2019 Firestone Music Station line up were chosen to take part in this competition, which offered a significant prize package including music equipment and recording time worth over €4,000. The winner was Molto Vivo, who headlined the Firestone Music Station stage this year and will play on our main stage at Vantastival 2020.
Voting ran online from the 1st to the 21st April, giving the public the chance to vote for their favourite act. The six acts who received the most votes online performed in a live final at Odd Mollies in Drogheda on May 2nd.
Firestone Road to Main Stage Competition 2019 finalists:
Also involved in the competition were:
Check out full details of the competition at roadtothemainstage.firestonetyre.ie/meet-the-bands