RTÉ Choice Music Prize 2019 Announced

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Details about next year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize have been announced.

With the Album of the Year shortlist being announced on January 9, and the Irish Song of the Year shortlist being revealed on January 30, the live event will take place at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Thursday, March 7. The latter will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm, with a highlights programme going out on RTÉ2 television the following week.

This year’s prize was won by Ships for Precession, which beat off stiff competition from the likes of Lankum, Talos and Fionn Regan.

Alan Swan, Director of Music at 2FM, said “Giving airplay to emerging and established Irish talent is at the very core of what we do at 2FM and our RTÉ Choice Music Prize All-Irish music days, which celebrate Irish music and artists, have become one of the most popular features on the station. This has been such an exciting year for Irish music and we can’t wait to celebrate it with the RTÉ Choice Music Prize on 2FM.”

Tickets for the live event go on sale this Friday, November 23 priced €28.00.

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