Vantastival is a three-day family-friendly festival held at Dunany Estate in mid-Louth over the May bank holiday weekend, April 30 - May 2, 2010.
A full schedule of live music and entertainment on three stages with further attractions for campervan and scooter owners - trade stalls, competitions, and workshops will provide the perfect occasion for admirers to exchange ideas and share their passion for the lifestyle and vehicles.
This week on the blog I'm going to bring to your attention some of the many excellent new bands playing the weekend. Today I'll feature Sleep Thieves and The Long Knives.
Sleep Thieves - Sunday 16.45 Main Stage
Sleep Thieves are Sorcha, Wayne and Derek and they make really good electronic pop music. Sorcha glows as the main singer in the band while Wayne and Derek are busy swapping instruments between sets. I caught their recent headline gig in Whelans and really enjoyed their sound and as a gig they were highly entertaining!
The Long Knives - Sunday 12.45 Main Stage
Picture taken from The Purple Sessions!
The Long Knives have recently relocated to Drogheda and have a new spring in their step. The have been together many years but so far have released two Eps. Their latest Ep 'Cheap Wine' contains three excellent rock tunes from a great band that has two stunning vocalists.
More info: http://www.myspace.com/thelongknivesireland