Vantastival has kicked off its 2018 Firestone Battle of the Bands and you can get voting for the act you want to win right now.

The competition offers a number of bands, who have been chosen to play on the Firestone stage at Vantastival, the chance to win a coveted prize of music equipment and recording time with a combined value of €4,000, and the opportunity to feature as the headline act on the Firestone Music Station stage in 2018 as well as a Main Stage act at Vantastival 2019.

The 25 unsigned acts to play the Firestone stage in 2018 were chosen by Vantastival from over 600 applications. Firestone has adjudicated 12 of these to feature across Firestone and Vantastival’s Facebook pages over the next three weeks. Voting will remain open until midnight on 8th April 2018, with the five acts with the most votes then going on to perform in a live final, taking place in Odd Mollies in Drogheda on 26th April.

On the night, an overall winner will be selected by an expert judging panel and will receive a significant prize package including a two-track recording session at Dublin’s Herbert Place Studios and €1,800 worth of music equipment from the Musicmaker store in Dublin.

Voting is open now, and the link will be accessible through Firestone and Vantastival Facebook pages, where a music video for each participating band can viewed. For a direct link to voting go to:

Vantastival takes place in Beaulieu House, Drogheda June 1st to 3rd 2018 and for more information visit