2005 Meteor Awards

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The 2005 Meteor Music Awards was hosted by comedian Ed Byrne at the Point Theatre on Thursday 24 February 2005. It was the fifth edition of Ireland's national music awards. A total of sixteen awards were presented at the ceremony, with the public eligible to vote in five categories. Snow Patrol won two awards (Best Irish Band and Best Irish Album for Final Straw), whilst Franz Ferdinand also picked up two awards (Best International Band and Best International Album for Franz Ferdinand). Paddy Casey and Juliet Turner were named Best Irish Male and Best Irish Female. The Chalets won Best New Band.[1]


There were performances on the night from Westlife, Snow Patrol, Aslan, The Thrills, Bell X1 and The Devlins.[2]


The nominations were announced on 11 January 2005.[3]

Public voting categories[edit]

Best Irish Band[edit]

Best Irish Male[edit]

Best Irish Female[edit]

Best Irish Pop Act[edit]

Best Irish DJ[edit]

Non-public voting categories[edit]

Best Irish Album[edit]

Best Folk/Traditional[edit]

Best International Male[edit]

Best International Female[edit]

Best International Album[edit]

Best International Group[edit]

  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Keane
  • The Killers
  • OutKast
  • R.E.M.
  • Scissor Sisters

Best Live Performance Visiting Act[edit]

Hope for 2005[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Humanitarian Award[edit]

Industry Award[edit]

Multiple nominations[edit]

Despite receiving three nominations, Declan O'Rourke won nothing. Franz Ferdinand and Snow Patrol were multiple award winners in two categories.

  • 3 – Franz Ferdinand
  • 3 – The Killers
  • 3 – Declan O'Rourke
  • 2 – Blink
  • 2 – The Frames
  • 2 – Keane
  • 2 – Mundy
  • 2 – Scissor Sisters
  • 2 – Snow Patrol
  • 2 – The Thrills


  1. ^ "Snow Patrol win two gongs at Meteor Music Awards". BreakingNews.ie. 2005-02-25. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  2. ^ "2005 Meteors". iMDb. 2005-02-24. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Meteor Music Awards nominations announced". RTÉ. 2005-01-11. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 

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