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Meteor Awards 2009 - Presenter & Nominees Revealed [updated]
Amanda Byram was today unveiled as the host of this year’s Meteors Awards and nominees for 2009 were revealed - as well as the fact that Sharon Shannon would receive a lifetime achievement award.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 28 Jan 2009
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2009 were launched today, Wednesday 28th January, and will be held in the RDS Dublin on St Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th March 2009. The show will then be televised on Wednesday 18th March on RTE Two.
Amanda will be joined by a high calibre of artists from the music industry and various celebrities to celebrate the best in music, both home grown and international - including Sharon Shannon, who'll receive a lifetime achievement award in recognition for her legendary status as one of the world's leading accordionists. Shannon has played with the likes of Bono, Sinead O'Connor & The Waterboys - but most recently saw her work with Mundy on the Steve Earle track Galway Girl grab a top 5 slot for over 3 months.
With nineteen Meteor awards up for grabs music fans will be able to let their fingers do the voting, with the public getting the chance to have their say in 8 categories.
Public voting will be live from today, Wednesday 28th January, allowing the public to decide who will be awarded the accolade of a Meteor Ireland Music Award. Voting is easy, simply text VOTE to 085 7114444 to receive a list of keywords and categories, then choose who you want to win!
Meteor customers availing of Free texts of plans such as Offer of a Lifetime or Free Texts for Life can text for FREE, while other Meteor customers can avail of Meteor’s low text rates.
Voting is open to all Irish mobile networks and will be charged standard text rates. Online voting will be available on www.meteor.ie and everyone who votes will be automatically entered into a competition to win tickets to the 2009 Meteor Awards.
The Hope for 2009 Award will be voted for by RTE 2FM listeners while the remaining awards apart from the Most Downloaded Song will be decided by votes cast by representatives of the Irish music industry.
Speaking at the launch, Meteor’s Head of Marketing Communications Meadhbh Quinn said, “Meteor has built a strong association with music over the years - we have heritage in this space. As we expand our 3G services going forward, music will continue to play an important role. The Meteor Ireland Music Awards not only recognises established artists but also highlights up and coming talent who are making their significant mark on the Irish music industry.”