Vantastival 2015 will take place this May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday, May 1st – Sunday, May 3rd) at Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth. With a wide-array of artists performing at this year’s festival TLMT picks its 20 “must-see acts”.
I’m Your Vinyl – Vanhalla Stage: Friday, 8pm
One of the highlights of last year’s HWCH festival I’m Your Vinyl will be sure to impress again on the Vanhalla Stage this weekend.
Naoise Roo – Vanhalla Stage: Friday, 10pm
A fiercely individualistic artist, Naoise Roo’s particular take on brooding alternative-rock could prove to be the perfect match for this year’s Vantastival.
We, the Oceanographers – Cricketers’ Balls Stage: Friday, 10.30pm
Indie act We, the Oceanographers play the Cricketers’ Balls stage this Friday night. The group recently released their debut album.
Elevation Falls – Goldenplec Grotto: Friday, 10.45pm
An interesting goth-rock band from Dublin coming out of Dublin, Elevation Falls play Goldenplec’s Vantastival stage on Friday.
Elephant – Cricketers’ Balls: Friday, 1am
An immensely talented songwriter and vocal, Elephant plays a late night set at the Cricketers’ Balls stage at 1am on Friday night/Saturday morning.
This Other Kingdom – Goldenplec Grotto: Saturday, 3pm
This Other Kingdom will follow-on from the release of their brilliant debut album Telescopic with a live set at this year’s Vantastival festival.
Plutonic Dust – Vanhalla Stage: Saturday, 7.45pm
A live act on the cusp of something very special, Plutonic Dust have all the ingredients to put on a festival stealing show this Saturday night.
The Flaws – Vanhalla Stage: Saturday, 8.45pm
Indie-rock act the Flaws play the Vanhalla Stage following the release of their new album Springtime for the Flaws earlier this month.
Fierce Mild – Cricketers’ Balls: Saturday, 9.20pm
Firm favorites at TLMT, garage-rock band Fierce Mild are a force to be reckoned with in the live realm. A definite must see.
We Raise Bears – Goldenplec Grotto: Saturday, 9.25pm
Captivating indie-folk duo We Raise Bear’s play the Goldenplec Grotto stage at Vantastival this Saturday night.
R.S.A.G – Goldenplec Grotto: Saturday, Midnight
The immense R.S.A.G comes to play the Goldenplec Grotto at midnight on Saturday. One Ireland’s most visceral live performers.
The Crayon Set – Goldenplec Grotto: Sunday, 1.20pm
Indie-pop group the Crayon Set start off proceedings this Sunday afternoon at Vantastival 2015. Their most recent single ‘Attack’ was a highlight of last year.
Almost Ghosts – Cricketers’ Balls Stage: Sunday, 2pm
Alternative-rock four-piece Almost Ghosts play the Cricketers’ Balls stage on Sunday. The group’s self-titled E.P. was an immersive mix of indie and alt.rock elements.
The Wood Burning Savages – Vanhalla Stage: Sunday, 4.30pm
Coming off the back of their new single ‘Lather, Rinse, Repeat’ the Wood Burning Savages play the Vanhalla Stage this Sunday evening.
Featuring X – Goldenplec Grotto: Sunday, 6.20pm
Featuring X play Vantastival this weekend, following a very impressive set at the recent Canalaphonic festival launch and the release of their hook-laden new single ‘More Than You Can Chew’.
Tell No Foxx – Cricketers’ Balls: Sunday, 8.10pm
Indietronica three-piece bring their expansive, brooding sound to this year’s Vantastival festival, playing on the Sunday night.
New Secret Weapon – Vanhalla Stage: Sunday, 8.45pm
Big, load and uncompromising Dublin alternative-rock trio New Secret Weapon play the Vanhalla stage at Vantastival 2015.
Travis Oaks – Goldenplec Grotto: Sunday, 9.30pm
Upfront blues-rock band Travis Oaks will take their unapologetically energetic live show to the Goldenplec Grotto this Sunday night.
King Kong Company – Vanhalla Stage: Sunday, 10pm
An event in and of themselves. King Kong Company always deliver a rip-roaring show and will be the perfect act to play a late night set on day three of Vantastival.
WOB! – Cricketers’ Balls: Sunday, 10.30pm
A raucous fusion of styles and sound WOB!’s live show will be well-suited for night-time festival vibe. The group play Vantastival this Sunday at the Cricketers’ Balls stage.
Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now and are available via vantastival.com. What are your “must see acts”? Comment below and tell us.