It’s Festival Time!!!

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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!

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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.

There is also no ATM on site, so bring as much cash as you think you’ll need for the weekend.PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHES. Even when the weather is great it gets very cold at night!

Vantastival is a BYOB event. Stop off at Eurospar on your way out of Drogheda to get all your supplies – it’s the last shop before the festival site!  No glass bottles are allowed on site so please transfer any beverages into safe plastic options. 

There will also be a bar on site serving refreshing pints of craft beer from O Brother Brewing Company, our craft brewing partners this year, and we’ll also have cans available for purchase! ID will be required at the bar from anyone who looks under the age of 21. The only acceptable forms of ID are passport, driving license, Garda Card or EU National Identity Card.

BBQs are permitted but must be up off the ground and are used at your own risk. No disposable barbecues sitting on the grass.

Only cars staying on site can drive into the car park.  There is a small charge for the car park imposed by Beaulieu House, to go towards the upkeep of the estate and gardens. The charge is €3 for a day or €5 for the weekend.

Cars won’t be permitted to drive into the campsite to unload, with the sole exception of those pulling caravans.

There will be no entry to the festival site once the box office has closed each night.

Beaulieu House is just a 5 minute drive from Drogheda, or 10 minutes from Drogheda Bus Station. This year, for the first time, we’re running a shuttle bus service from Drogheda to Beaulieu House and Merchant’s Quay at Drogheda Port daily. (click link for directions)

It will run every half hour from 10.30am on Saturday and Sunday and costs €3 each way.

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!


And finally, enjoy the festival… we’ll see you on the other side!!!


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