The very first Vantastival took place in 2010, and since then it has been growing little by little each year to be a highlight annual event for lovers of music and camper vans.
The general concept is to rock up in your camper van and rock out to a line-up featuring some of the finest musical talent that Ireland has to offer (tents also welcome).
Set in the in the grounds of the beautiful 17th Century Beaulieu House on the banks of the River Boyne, Vantastival is a small family run event, which provides a friendly atmosphere for all ages.
The quirky weekend festival boasts five stages (including one dedicated to traditional Irish music), a kids’ camp, gourmet food stalls, comedy shows and plenty more.
Cork Jazz Festival
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz event in Ireland, and more than one million fans have travelled to Cork over the years to indulge in the rhythmic and creative genius of its performers.
Launched in 1978, the festival has provided a stage for some of the most prominent stars of the jazz world, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hancock.
Every autumn the city of Cork comes to life amidst a medley of concerts, street performers, workshops and even lectures inspired by jazz. You’ll have to be quick to get tickets for some of the headliners, but there are plenty of free gigs peppered throughout Cork’s venues, which you can find using the Guinness Music Trail.
Wexford Opera Festival