Best Major Festival
Over 30,000 capacity

Best Medium Festival
5,000 - 30,000 capacity

Best Small Festival
Up to 5,000 capacity

Best Metropolitan Festival - New for 2017
The ‘Best Metropolitan/Urban festival’ award celebrates the best festivals our cities have to offer. Located either in a city, or just outside, these festivals are convenient and creative non-camping events that promise you the comfort of your own bed at the end of the night.

Best Line up
Overall best line up



This year sees the return of the Irish Festival Awards for the eleventh year. Quite simply, a time to acknowledge and reward the hard work and efforts by all behind Ireland’s rapidly growing festival circuit.

The voting is split into 5 categories and opens early December 2017. In order to complete voting process you must vote in each category.

This is your chance to see your favourite Irish Festival win so make sure you choose carefully. Voting closes 31st January 2018 and winners will be announced early February.

By voting you are in with a chance to win tickets to all the winning festivals. You must also like our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages to enter.

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