Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd Mar 2018

The application process will be open on the 15th December for Interschools Music Festival 2018. You will find access to the application process on the tabs at the top of this page or from the highlighted sections below. Please note that if you have not already registered in previous years, you will need to do so before applying.  Application will close on Wednesday 31st January.

Please note, a list of adjudicators and the festival schedule for Festival 2018 is available within the Downloads tab at the top of the page or by clicking on the words.

The Interschools Music Festival first opened it's doors in 1976, welcoming four schools into Wesley College to perform.Over ninety schools now compete in the festival each year with in excess of three thousand students taking part. The festival was set up to give pupils the opportunity to perform, representing their schools within a musical forum. Today, over forty years on, the Interschools Music Festival still aims to facilitate this for all schools throughout the country.

The competitions cover a range of musical genres including classical, rock and traditional. Each year the festival takes place in Wesley College, Ballinteer over two days in early March. The festival provides a platform for young performers where they gain confidence and experience in front of an encouraging and sympathetic audience. Though noted for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, standards are high and the festival provides a perfect testing ground for examinations, other feiseanna and public appearances. We encourage families of all ages to attend to support their young people and to enjoy the music.

Admission & Festival Services


  • €5 per person incl programme
  • Primary school children are free
  • The programme grants free entry to the festival on Saturday.

Services Available

  • Coffee Shop
  • Main meals available in school canteen
  • Admin desk for all information
  • The festival cannot photocopy music for competitors in any circumstances

Schedule 2018

All details regarding festival timing and competition locations and numbers are available to be viewed by clicking below.

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The festival is located in Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. Please click below for direction and parking details.

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