Voted for by the people, Glasgowbury have triumphed at the Irish Festival Awards in recent years to win a huge pool of awards.
2008: Best Family Festival & Best Service
2009: Best Small Festival, Best Line-Up, Best Family Festival & Best Service
2010: Best Family Festival and Best Service (Three Years Running!)
At the first ever Northern Ireland Music Awards (NIMA Awards) held at the Ulster Hall in November 2011, Glasgowbury beat off competition from the likes of Belsonic and Open House for an industry panel to crown us NI’s Best Festival!
Rural Key Award
In April 2008, the awards cabinet got a little bigger when the group’s Rural Key Music Project was selected by the Carnegie UK Trust as Northern Ireland’s ‘Rural Spark’.
The Carnegie Rural Spark Awards recognise those groups who have helped to transform the areas in which they live and have achieved something remarkable within their rural community.
Here are just some of the nice things that people have had to say about Glasgowbury:
“Our first ever headline of an Irish festival which made it all the more special ”
Mark Hamilton, Ash
“…it’s the most innovative and authentic and sheerly enjoyable musical festival in these islands”
Eamonn McCann, Belfast Telegraph
“Forget Glastonbury, here’s Glasgowbury, one of the biggest and best loved independent music festivals in Ireland ”
David Roy, Irish News
“…take in the breathtaking beauty that is the Glasgowbury setting, this really is something special”
Sig Doherty, Cluas
“The festival has grown from the original ‘small but massive’ concept into just ‘massive’ with the biggest acts on the local scene clamouring to get involved.”
Mark Whyte, Daily Mirror
“Glasgowbury is an annual celebration of all that’s best in Irish music culture”
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