Choice Music Prize 2016

Choice Music Prize 2016: Katie Kim, Overhead The Albatross, All Tvvins, Bantum, We Cut Corners & more – Vicar Street, 9th March

The live lineup for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event has been announced

The award ceremony and live event takes place in Vicar St on Thursday 9th March. The acts in contention for the €10,000 prize fund – provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – and also performing live on the night are:

All Tvvins – IIVV



Bantum – Move



Wallis Bird – Home



The Divine Comedy – Foreverland



Lisa Hannigan – At Swim



Katie Kim – Salt



Overhead, The Albatross – Learning To Growl



Rusangano Family – Let The Dead Bury The Dead



We Cut Corners – The Cadence Of Others


Unfortunately, James Vincent McMorrow will not be joining them as he will be in Australia, which apparently is quite far away, plugging his nominated album We Move. We find this to be an acceptable excuse, so here’s one of his videos too.


In addition to the winner trousering a handy €10,000 to spend on recording, production or a new kitchen, all of the shortlisted acts will receive a set of steak knives a specially commissioned award.

The event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm from 7-11pm, with a TV broadcast on RTÉ2 in an indeterminate time slot “approximately one week later.” Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster and are priced €26.50 including booking fee. for more details.


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