The organisers happily continue in the tradition of promoting homegrown talent at Vantastival this year, with a disctinctly Irish flavour to the line up. Highlights include the ever popular Cork troubadour John Spillane, Sligo instrumentalists Tucan and the loveable Dublin rockers The Hot Sprockets. They are also excited to have on the bill this year the American roots collective Birds of Chicago, while the line up also includes Booka Brass Band, GANGS, The Vincent(s) and, just confirmed for The Certain Three tour 2014, The Altered Hours.
This year VANTASTIVAL will be hosting a chill out area where you can avail of some holistic treatments and take a break from your busy festival schedule! At the moment we are recruiting qualified and registered massage therapist, reflexologists, Indian head massage therapists and aromatherapists. If you would be interested in being part of this area email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!
The fantabulous Melomania Stage will be returning to Vantastival this year and will showcase some great local acts. If you are a local band and want to apply to play on Melomania over the weekend, email email@example.com with the NAME OF THE ACT in the SUBJECT LINE. To qualify as local one or all of you must be from Louth or the band must be based in Louth/Meath/Monaghan or Newry.
FIGHT LIKE APES – HOTHOUSE FLOWERS – TUCAN – JOHN SPILLANE – THE HOT SPROCKETS – DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS – BIRDS OF CHICAGO – JINX LENNON – DECKS N DRUMS (aka THE KILO 1977 & RSAG) – ENGINE ALLEY – KING KONG COMPANY – BOOKA BRASS BAND – THE BARLEY MOB – THE BONNEVILLES – THE ALTERED HOURS – GANGS – THE VIKING PROJECT – FOX JAW – MUTEFISH – THE VINCENT(S) – BUNOSCIONN – BIG SEPTEMBER – THE BIONIC RATS – COVE – LITTLE XS FOR EYES – PRAIRIE DAWGS – SLEEP THIEVES – KAPITALS – GERIKO – SUPER TURBO NINJA CLUB – ANALOGUE WAVE – AIDAN & THE ITALIAN WEATHER LADIES – I’D FIGHT GANDHI – RACE THE FLUX – SILENCES THE COLD DRAW – NEW SECRET WEAPON – CULT CALLED MAN – MIKEY & THE SCALLYWAGS – OLD HANNAH – GERARD-I2 – DEANY DARKO – FOXGLOVE – ANIMAL BEATS THOSE CREEPS – SULLIVAN & GOLD – FIRE & REIGN – THE GAKK – REVEREND JM’S PANIC WORSHIP – THE CRACKED – THE TWISTED SISTERS – BERN – THE SCENES – STEPHEN YOUNG & THE UNION – SAL VITRO – RED DANCERS COMETH – DAVID KEENAN – EVIL PRESIDENTES (THE LIVE BAND) – FRANKO FRANKO – KEV SHERIDAN – RED QUEEN CONTEST – MY PILOT – ICARUS RISING – SINEAD WHITE – GIGABYTE – THE CITY APPLES – RUFUS COATES & THE BLACKENED TREES – THE CRAVINGZ – WORDS THAT BURN – LAURA ANN BRADY – BEACHED WHALES – ESCOBAR – THE INISHOWEN GOSPEL CHOIR – MONGOOSE – THE HIGH LIFE