- 04 Jun 18
On an exceptionally hot June bank holiday this years Vantastival saw us venturing down to their new site at Beaulieu House and Gardens in Dogheda Co. Louth.
Vantastival prides itself on catering to festival goers and more importantly camper van owners who lined their trusty steeds right next to the arena.
Vantastival is a nice change of pace to the usual festival scene offering a relaxed, picturesque setting.
The beauty of the festival is how mixed the crowd is with kids running around one minute to the usual middle agers you expect at this sort of affair. One thing that might deter someone from attending these types of festivals is the usual nightmare stories of packed crowds and constant feelings of claustrophobia.
What’s so refreshing about Vantastival is the breathing room it offers and to be perfectly honest the great range of good grub.
The Sunday stages were graced with some incredible talent. The fabulous Loah brought her soulful blend of funk and pop to the main stage fresh off an appearance at Forbidden Fruit Festival the day
The Firestone stage’s variety knew know limits offering rappers, R&B singers and exciting indie rockers throughout the day.
My own set with Engine Alley saw us taking to the stage at 8.40 where we had the chance to debut some new material which admittedly went down extremely well making the night that much more enjoyable.
The Stunning ended the night at the main stage blasting out hits like ‘Half Past Two’ and ‘Blowing Up A Storm’ kept the energy high as the night drew to a close but also offered a high energy intimate show.