by / December 8th, 2008 / Christmas awards online vote open

The Inaugural 3G Mobile Christmas Annual Awards has been opened to a public vote at until December 21st. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony in January.

Music-wise you can vote from the following:

Best Summer Festival: Electric Picnic, Oxegen, Castle Palooza, Festival of World Cultures, Cois Fharraige

Best Venue: POD Complex, Vicar Street, Whelans, Roisin Dubh, Savoy (Cork), The Stables (Mullingar), The Button Factory, The Pavilion (Cork), The Waterfront (Belfast), The Olympia (Dublin)

Best Band: Fight Like Apes, Jape, Oppenheimer, Messiah J and The Expert, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Elbow, R.E.M. Bon Iver, Neon Neon, Vampire Weekend

Best Album: Jape – Ritual, Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion, R.S.AG. – Organic Sampler, Armoured Bear – Honeycomb Moons, Robotnik – Pleasant Square, Fleet Foxes,- Fleet Foxes, Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid, Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow and Blue, Glasvegas – Glasvegas, Lykke Li – Youth Novels

Best Radio Station: RTE Radio One, 2FM, Phantom, Newstalk, Dublin’s 98, Today FM, Red FM, Spin, Q102, FM104

Sexiest Radio Voice: Paul Connolly (98), Richie McCormack (Phantom), Tom Dunne (Newstalk), Alison Curtis (Today FM), Charlotte Flood (Phantom), Michelle Beaty (Spin), Tony Fenton (Today FM), Philip Bourke (Red FM), Colm Hayes (2FM), Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk)

  • Ronan

    Strange that its slanted towards irish bands but has a few international bands for good measure. Prob would have made sense just to focus on irish music if that was the case

    Not that im complaining, the standard of new irish music this year has been incredible

  • Hi Ronan – the bands listed in each category are more of a guideline/suggestion, as you can vote for your own choice in the ‘other’ box, if your favourite is not listed. That’s why there’s a selection of Irish and international bands. Don’t ask me about the technical side of things, though, I’ve no idea.

  • Ronan

    Thanks Lauren

    Thats fair enough, thought it just read kinda funny
    Im looking forward to seeing who comes up on top
    Irish music fans have a lot to be thankful of this year so i can see the Irish bands doing well

    Thanks again for putting me straight