The Irish Festival Awards were set up in 2007 to honour the organisers and people behind the scenes that make every Irish Summer such an eclectic celebration of music, art and performance.

Every fan can vote for the festival or music act that made their social calendar sparkle. Voting on the shortlist takes place every December & January & fans are in with a chance to win tickets to every winning festival.


The Irish Festival Awards is brought to you by Cherrycool Promotions, the organisers behind the Castlepalooza Music & Arts festival. For this reason,
Castlepalooza is excluded from the awards. In 2008 the UK Festival Awards nominated Castlepalooza for "Best European Festival" & In 2009 it was nominated for “Best Overseas Festival” in the U.K Festival Awards & 'Best Small Festival' in European Festival Awards. The same happened every year since then, so we must be doing something right.

Founded in 2006, Cherrycool has proven its commitment to providing music fans with outstanding service for fantastic value at exclusive music events.