4.20.00 - The Mirror
The biggest stars in Irish music will line up for a glittering bash on May 29 at the Hot Press Hall Of Fame venue in Dublin, the Irish Mirror can exclusively reveal.
U2, The Corrs, Bono, Westlife and Sinead O'Connor are on the guest list for the Hot Press Music Uncovered show which will be beamed live across the UK and Ireland. The event will take place on the same day that Boyzone members Stephen Gately and Mickey Graham launch their solo singles.
One Hot Press insider said: "Everyone is expecting a big showdown in the charts on the Sunday, but this show will give the two singers a chance to launch the battle for number one on the release day. The publicity they would get is priceless."
The special show is a celebration of Irish music for the millennium and the 23 -year history of Hot Press, Ireland's biggest music magazine.
Last night, a programme insider said: "It's going to show the Irish music business to millions of people. Everyone wants to be a part of it, especially now it's going to be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland."
Other stars including Neil Hannon, The Cranberries and B*Witched are also trying to secure their place at the event. Last year, Sinead O'Connor and soul legend Nina Simone were among the headline grabbers at the Hot Press Rock Awards extravaganza which was also at the HQ venue.
Organisers insist that the Hot Press Awards will go ahead again this year in October, but that Music Uncovered is going to be equally as big. Tickets for the show are expected to be like gold dust and most of the audience will be made up of VIPs.
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