Applications Open for the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras 2025

We are delighted to announce that the 2025 Festival of Youth Orchestras will take place on Saturday, 8 February 2025 in the National Concert Hall, Dublin!

Applications are now open for the 29th Festival of Youth Orchestras. The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 April 2024.

There are links below to information on how we select orchestras and the participation agreement has information on what you can expect from the day. You can download the application form to print and handwrite or fill out the Word doc and submit by email.

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland and their members, with a diverse variety of music played by young people, for young people.

If you have any queries about the Festival, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021-4215185 or

Application Details

Applications for the 29th Festival of Youth Orchestras, taking place on Saturday, 8 February 2025 are now open. Please take the time to read the documents below carefully submitting your application.