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
The ‘Best Metropolitan 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 twelfth year. Quite simply, a time to acknowledge and reward the hard work and efforts by all behind Ireland’s exuberant festival circuit.

The voting is split into 5 categories and opens 3rd December 2018. In order to complete the voting process you must vote in each category.

This is your chance to see your favourite Irish Festival win, and to celebrate the countless amounts of work that has gone in to each and every festival. Think back on your most enjoyable and memorable festival experiences of 2018 and choose carefully. Voting closes 31st January 2019 and winners will be announced early February.

By voting you are in with a chance to win tickets to the winning festivals. We will be giving away tickets through our social media pages, so you must follow our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to be in with a chance to win.

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