Vantastival is highlight of Bank Holiday weekend

The June bank holiday weekend is almost upon us and hundreds of campervans of all shapes and sizes are expected to arrive in Drogheda for one of Ireland’s most unique music festivals. Vantastival’s organisers have announced the final details for this year’s three-day event with the festival due to open at Beaulieu House & Gardens at 2.30pm on Friday.
A fantastic weekend of music is promised with over 100 acts on the Vantastival line-up and festival favourites King Kong Company and Afro Celt Sound System headlining.
Other acts playing this year include Sharon Shannon, Wallis Bird, David Keenan, Jinx Lennon and Thanks Brother. There’s also the usual huge array of activities and entertainment in addition to the music, including stand-up comedy, open mic, circus performers and even the Champions League final on the big screen, as well as the annual Cully & Sully Campervan Cook-off and a dog show! A new addition to this year’s festival is Generation Hour sponsored by Indaver, a series of talks and workshops on environmental and sustainability issues. Extinction Rebellion, Irish Marine Institute, Seal Rescue and Zero Waste Festival are among the groups represented.
Vantastival is once again committing to its role as a community-spirited, family-friendly festival, and as ever, the programme of children’s events is extensive. The kids’ area theme of “The Enchanted Garden” is designed to inspire imagination and creative play in young minds.
Vantastival will run a regular shuttle bus service every half hour on Saturday and Sunday, connecting Beaulieu House and Gardens with Merchant’s Quay at Drogheda Port for just €3.

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