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Festival Season 2015 – Get Prepared!

Excited? Well you should be! With the season being royally kicked off by Vantastival this bank holiday weekend, and  a stellar lineup to boot, get prepared before you head off!

In 2010 I was bulk buying essentials in preparation for Oxegen. I had a short list but kept on getting sidetracked by other things I thought I would need. In the baby wipe section (essential!!!!) I found a folded piece of paper. When I opened it my heart skipped a beat! Someone, a girl, had left behind a very detailed and list for her trip to Oxegen.

I looked at hers (back to back, and handwritten no less), looked at mine, then decided to mostly go with hers! For the most part anyway.

And it was a wet one – glad I was prepared!

JJ Bird at Oxegen 2010
JJ Bird at Oxegen 2010

So check the list below, print it out and get prepared for the ample amount of up coming music festivals. You can’t go wrong with it really, especially if you are a girl, or a guy who likes to wear girls clothes to a festival.

Share this to make sure everyone is prepared for music festivals and they don’t forget anything – particularly the ‘obvious’ section.

Enjoy.

Festival Necessities. All you need to know!
Festival Necessities. All you need to know!

 

Festival Alcohol and clothes. Wow.
Festival Alcohol and clothes. Wow.

Vantastival has lift off

Get ready for a free party in the Sweeney Mongrel this Friday night!

To kick off the festival season, Vantastival are holding a FREE launch party where 5 acts from this years lineup will grace the stage – Travis Oaks, Plutonic DustThe Blood Red Mountain BandNaoise Roo and We Raise Bears.

9pm till late!

Vantastival 2015 Launch Party Promo

Get your tickets to Vantastival here.

Crying out for a tour

One of our favourite acts from Vantastival 2012 was Cry Monster Cry – they had tweeted about leaving home without their guitar and needed one badly, so we knew we just had to catch their set and interview them!

Little did we know we would end up talking about the Mayan calendar, how the world was going to end in 2012, and where their name actually came from.

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We’re glad to see Richie and Jamie’s world didn’t end in 2012, and they have since been on the up and up and are releasing their debut album ‘Rhythm of Dawn’ on March 6th.

Check out their current single ‘Postcards’ below.

Showcasing the upcoming album they have announced an Irish tour which sees them sending us postcards from all four corners of Ireland and heading back to Vantastival later this year – Even if they forget a guitar, their set is sure to be a good one. Mark your Mayan calendars people.

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March 7 – Tower Records, Dublin

March 13 – Roisin Dubh, Galway

March 14 – Whelan’s, Dublin

March 14 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

March 15 – Upstairs at Dolan’s, Limerick

May 3rd – Vantastival, Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth

 

 

Vantastival 2015 line up announced!

Vantastival has finally released the 2015 line up. And the happy campers who got their hands on the sold out early bird tickets are going to be very happy when they pitch their tents on May bank holiday weekend.

The independent festival has always been good to the Irish music scene showcasing such Irish gems as Fight Like Apes, The Hot Sprockets, And So I Watch You From Afar, and Damien Dempsey – pretty impressive to be fair.

 

Line up 2015:

DELORENTOS

GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN

JINX LENNON

R.S.A.G.

RACKHOUSE PILFER

THE FLAWS

CRY MONSTER CRY

BUNOSCIONN

THE CRAYON SET

BLACK SVAN

I’M YOUR VINYL

TECIMERICO

CORNER BOY

RUDY TRIXX

THE BONNY MEN

THE BIONIC RATS

PLUTONIC DUST

TEMPER-MENTAL MISSELAYNEOUS

TELL NO FOXX

ELEPHANT

THE BLOOD RED MOUNTAIN BAND

SILENT NOISE PARADE

CFIT

THE HARDCHARGERS

WE RAISE BEARS

LET’S SET SAIL

BRETT NEWSKI

GRAHAM SWEENEY

KATE O’CALLAGHAN

CPNHGN

REMEDY

TRAVIS OAKS

FOREIGN AFFAIR & DABINETT

ELM

VAL NORMAL

PODRACER

WE WERE GIANTS

THIS OTHER KINGDOM

BEACHED WHALES

BUNK

FEATURING X

NA TONNTA

THE HIGH LIFE

WORDS THAT BURN

RED MOON BAYONETS

NAOISE ROO

TINY VINYLS

THE TWISTED SISTERS

DISTRICT DAZE

KINGDOM OF CROWS

EVIL PRESIDENTES

RED TEMPLE

RESIN

MAJESTIC BEARS7

THE POX MEN

CHRISTIAN COLLINS

WE ARE ATHLETICS

THE BROWN NOTES

THE WELL DRESSED HOBOS

THE ROLLERS

SARAH GLEESON

GRAND

NIX_MOON

RICHARD RICHARD

More acts to be announced soon!

Grab the remaining tickets here before they’re gone!

Happy camping!