After their frankly eardrum-smashingly brilliant performance at the listening party we arranged for their third album All Hail Bright Futures earlier this week, you can only imagine our excitement when we received word that the Belfast's And So I Watch You From Afar have confirmed that they are to headline this year's edition of the Vantastival festival in Dundalk over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Joining ASIWYFA over the course of the weekend will be Damien Dempsey, Jerry Fish, Altan, R.S.A.G., Tupelo, The Cujo Family, The Barley Mob. Scroll down for the full (and very diverse) list of acts confirmed to play.
Tickets for the festival are available from entertainment.ie/tickets priced at €89 for three nights, or €40 per day. Under 14's go free.
entertainment.ie have a limited time early bird offer of just €70 ex fees for the festival now onsale. That's €19 off the standard weekend price. To redeem this offer simply enter the code 'eivan13' into the promo code field on the tickets booking page.
The full line-up so far is:
Damien Dempsey | And So I Watch You From Afar | Jerry Fish | Altan | R.S.A.G. | Tupelo | The Cujo Family | The Barley Mob | Mark Geary | Oddsocks | Nanu Nanu | Daithi |Cat Dowling | The Trampz | SOSB |In Their Thousands | Raglans | Multiverse | Elaine Mai | Rachel Sermanni | Carried By Waves | Ocho | The Inishowen Gospel Choir | Mojo Gogo |
Swords | Solar Taxi | Decomposing In Paris | Wicker Bones | Choice | Empire Saints | Willow Sea | Gypsi Swing | Color//Sound | Rachel Austin | We Town Criers | Moo | This Side Up | The Statics | The Eskies | CFIT | The Boo Box | Kerouac | The Blue Choir | Icarus Rising | Super Turbo Ninja Club | Protobaby | Kodakid | Connor Hutcheon | Yossarian Lives | Third Smoke | Torann | The Radioactive Grandma | Crow Black Chicken | Leaving Las Vegas | Indica | Hassle Merchants | The Stony Brokes | The Dead Heavys | Juliet's Rescue | Familiar Creatures | Morgan MacIntyre | Fia Rua | Abandcalledboy | Tongue Bundle | The Midnight Union Band | Brendan Flynn | The Northern Drones | Sophie Coyle & The Cops | Rob and Mossy | My Tribe Your Tribe | Raw Dawgs | Race The Flux