The IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards took place in Dublin at The Sugar Club last night, and Dublin venues, festivals and crew were recognised for their work this past year.
Skinner, Bricknasty and Negro Impacto played live & Mona Lxsa was on DJ duties between awards. The winners were picked from votes from 13,500+ IMRO members from the shortlist.
IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 Winners
IMRO National Live Venue of the Year 2023 – Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 – The Workman’s Club
IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 – The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth
IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 – Monroe’s, Galway
IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 –Dolan’s, Limerick
IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2023 – McCafferty’s, Donegal
IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2023 – Electric Picnic
IMRO Small Music Festival of the Year 2023 – Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
IMRO Tech Crew of the Year Award 2023 – Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music – Dermot Lambert, Musician, Broadcaster and Founder/CEO of Garageland
Hot Press Live Venue of the Year for 2023 – 3Olympia
Hot Press Editor Niall Stokes also gave special commendations, presenting awards to Mike the Pies and The Sound House (Special Recognition for Excellence 2023)
A few photos here from Glen Bollard: