The Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG (IMRO) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the tenth annual IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards. The awards recognise Irish venues which deliver the very best standards in live music entertainment. Hundreds of venues across Ireland qualified for the awards and more than 11,500 IMRO members were asked to vote for their top choices in an online poll. Venues were judged on their ambience, staging, sound/lighting facilities, diversity of music programming, staff and management at each venue and the work they undertake in promoting the venue and its programme of music events.

The IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards acknowledge the immense efforts made by music venues across Ireland, through the provision of world class entertainment for their customers, their vital contribution to local economies and the significant role they play in providing a public platform for Irish songwriters and performers.

Along with one overall award for National Live Music Venue of the Year, awards will be presented to the leading live music venues in the following regions: Dublin, Leinster (excluding Dublin) Connacht, Munster and Ulster (covering Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan). In addition to this IMRO members have been nominating their top music festival choices.

IMRO are now offering members of the public the chance to have their voice heard in the 2017 honours roll. The shortlist for the Overall IMRO Live Music Venue of The Year Award is drawn up from the IMRO member’s poll and music lovers across Ireland are invited to nominate their favourite Irish venue from the list below.

One lucky voter will be chosen at random to receive a prize of an iPad Wifi 32GB.

The IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards 2017 will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at IMRO Headquarters in Dublin.

* 1. From the shortlist of 25 venues listed below please select your favourite Irish venue

The Hot Press Live Music Venue of the Year Readers Poll is now running in tandem with these awards and is available to view here: http://www.hotpress.com/readerspoll/

* 2. Please enter your name, email and postal address into the following field in order to have your name entered into a draw for an iPad WiFi | 32GB

Closing date for submissions is midday February 16th 2018. Only ONE submission per member of the public is allowed in this poll.

We have a limited number of guest list places available for this event. If you would like to be considered for an invitation please email: events@imro.ie with your name(s)