Great news Forest Fest fans.

Our indie boutique festival has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Based on a public vote, which was entirely spontaneous and unsolicited, Forest Fest has been shortlisted in the Best Festival Category in the Midlands Hospitality Awards.

This year the awards organised by Midlands 103 Radio in association with the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.

Based on the public vote we now go before an independent adjudication process with the Judges’ decision being announced at a Gala Awards Nite in the Midlands Park Hotel on November 14th .

We would like to say a sincere thank you to all those fans who took the time to put us forward for this award and we really appreciate the recognition and your ongoing support for Forest Fest.

Fingers crossed for when the results are announced on November 14th .

Loyalty and Early Bird Tickets

Meanwhile we are continuing with our preparations for next year’s Forest Fest2, which will take place on July 21, 22 and 23.

We are listening to your suggestions on the line-up, the style, scale, and ethos of the festival you prefer, based on the success of our inaugural festival earlier this summer.

‘Don’t go changing, we love you just the way you are’ – that’s the lyric that keeps recurring in the feedback from you the fans and that’s our intention.

We plan to improve, enhance, develop, and grow Forest Fest in an incremental and sustainable way, while all the time remaining faithful to the founding principles, vision, and ambitions for the festival.

This is a formula based on a diverse and eclectic programme of music and arts for a discerning and mature audience, a family-friendly festival, with an eco-friendly and fun filled vibe.

We had initially intended to release our Loyalty and Early Bird round of tickets next week, but instead we want to get our programming, preparations, and planning protocols in place first.

This is vital to ensure the success, sustainability, and safety of the festival before we put tickets on sale.

We’ll keep you updated, and you will be first to know when we release the discounted Loyalty and Early Bird round of tickets. As valued fans, you will have first dibs on these Weekend Tickets and Weekend Camping offerings.

We’ll keep you posted first, so watch this space and be assured that Forest Fest2 is going to be the surprise package and success story on the festival front in the summer of 2023.

Meanwhile, fingers crossed that we can hopefully take the ‘Best Festival’ gong at the Midlands Hospitality Awards next month…

Take care and all the best from the Forest Fest team,

Philip Meagher, Forest Fest Founder & Promoter