IMRO Music Festival of the Year Shortlist Announced

IMRO Music Festival of the Year Shortlist Announced

22 Jan 2018

Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and Longitude have been shortlisted for the IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2017.

They will battle it out with Indiependence, Body and Soul and Life Festival for the top prize.

Other Voices, BD Festival and Daytripper are included in the Small Music Festival category.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday the 20th of February in Dublin.

Here's the shortlists for all the categories:

IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2017

Electric Picnic                                                    

Body & Soul                                                       

St. Patrick’s Festival                                                        


Galway International Arts Festival                                                            

Forbidden Fruit                                                

Life Festival                                                       

Live at Iveagh Gardens                                                 

Sea Sessions                                                      



IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year 2017

Other Voices                                                     



West Cork Chamber Music Festival                                                          

BD Festival                                                         

Sligo Live                                                            

Sounds From A Safe Harbour                                                      

Another Love Story                                                        

Hard Working Class Heroes                                                         

Kilkenny Trad Fest                                                          



IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2017

Vicar Street, Dublin 8                                                     

Whelan’s, Dublin 2                                                          

The Olympia Theatre, Dublin 2                                                   

The Grand Social, Dublin 1                                                           

The Workman's Club, Dublin 2   


IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2017

Wexford Arts Centre                                                     

The Set Theatre, Kilkenny                                                            

The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth                                                        

Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow                                                            

TLT Theatre, Drogheda, Co. Louth            


IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2017

Róisín Dubh, Galway                                                      

Matt Molloy's, Westport, Co Mayo                                                          

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo                                                           

The Angler’s Rest, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim                                                 

The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim           


IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2017

Connolly’s of Leap, Co. Cork                                                        

Coughlan’s, Cork                                                             

Kenny’s Bar, Lahinch, Co. Clare                                                  

Kazbar, Waterford                                                          

Mike The Pies, Listowel, Co. Kerry    


IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2017

Mc Kenna’s Bar, Monaghan                                                        

Hotel Kilmore, Cavan                                                     

The Chasin’ Bull, Bundoran, Co. Donegal                                               

Leo’s Tavern, Donegal                                                   

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal     


IMRO Tech Crew of the Year Award 2017

Vicar Street                                                       

National Concert Hall                                                     

The Grand Social                                                              

The Olympia Theatre                                                     

Electric Picnic                                                    

Other Voices                                                     

Body & Soul                                                       

Coughlan's, Cork                                                              

The Set Theatre