The 4th edition of the annual Irish Festival Awards, setup to honour the organiser and people behind the biggest musical events in the country around the fair island of Ireland is set to return with the announcement of the initial phase of voting to open on the website.

They will be launching the event official on December 2nd, with voting open to the public from December 3rd right through December and January. Voting closes on January 31st and the Festival awards will be held on a date which will be announced on December 2nd with tickets for the event going on sale as voting is opened.

This year was one of the best years for festivals and particularly the small start-up festivals. If you were at or involved with a festival you think deserves recognition then NOW is your chance to get that festival nominated.

Awards Director, Cillian Stewart says:

‘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 so don’t delay, get online & vote!’