Although the Mantua Arts Festival,in Co Roscommon,mainly focused on dance music,reggae and dub, the 2008 event featured one punk stage which was overseen by Jasper Mc Katt(Poo Promotions/Excuses) and Jason Langeros(Los Langeros). Despite many organisational problems( The stage had.nt been completed by the time bands were due to start playing) and atrocious weather for two of the three days, some exceptional performances were put in by the likes of "Smoke like a Fish" Roosky,Estel,The Dubtones,Killinaboy (Wales) ,The Blame (USA) ,Droppin Bombs and others

Unfortunately the festival made a financial loss and has not been staged since!