Vantastival returns to Bellurgan Park, Dundalk in Co. Louth from the 2nd to the 4th of May 2014. The festival states that it prides itself on, "showcasing the finest up-and-coming unsigned Irish acts". Last year the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, RSAG, Mojo Gogo, In Their Thousands and many others played the event.
Vantastival will take applications until midnight on Sunday 12th January and you can find all the details on vantastival.com.
As previously reported, the Other Voices Music Trail will bring bands and artists into loads of difference venues around Derry City on Monday the 10th February 2014. The submission deadline is midday on Friday 10th January. All applications can be submitted via www.othervoices.ie/opencall.
Sunflower Fest is back in Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough from the 22nd to the 25th of August 2014. Applications to play are now welcome by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a bio and a link to their music.
Castlepalooza will take place at Charleville Castle, Tullamore in County Offaly from the 1st-3rd of August. Applications are now open via breakingtunes.com until the end of February. Any acts wishing to play should register on the site and then go to 'opportunities' within your profile.
Cork's Indiependence Festival is back from the 1st-3rd of August. Information on artist submissions are to be confirmed.