RTÉ 2fm announced to listeners this morning details of the acts performing at RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event, in association with IMRO & IRMA.
The event is taking place at Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 9th March in association with IMRO & IRMA, and will be broadcast live on 2fm.
Bands lined up to play include All Tvvins, Bantum, Wallis Bird, Katie Kim, Overhead, The Albatross, Rusangano Family and We Cut Corners.
RTÉ 2fm will host a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm on the night, and RTÉ2 will air it as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.
The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisatio and The Irish Recorded Music Association. All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.
RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners.
Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the Choice Music Prize Live Event, while Golden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide from next month.
All Tvvins – IIVV (Warner Music)
Bantum – Move (Self Released)
Wallis Bird – Home (Mount Silver / Caroline International)
The Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim (Play It Again Sam)
Katie Kim – Salt (Art For Blind Records)
James Vincent McMorrow – We Move (Faction Records)
Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl (Self Released)
Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead (Self Released)
We Cut Corners – The Cadences Of Others (Delphi)
The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize – Irish Song of The Year 2016 will be announced on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 on RTÉ 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show. A Special event featuring exclusive performances from Song of the Year nominees will be held that evening in Dublin’s Workman’s Club.