- 23 Nov 05
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards nominations have been announced, and we've got all the details for you right here!
The annual award ceremony, now in its sixth year, will be hosted by comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty for the second time.
Of the 17 awards to be presented, the public are invited to vote in six, The Hope for 2006 will be voted for by 2FM listeners and the remaining awards will be decided by representatives of the Irish music industry.
The event takes place at The Point Theatre on Thursday 2 February 2006 and tickets will only be available to win through competitions in newspapers, on radio, tv, in Meteor stores or by texting and online voting. Those left ticketless can watch the awards on RTE2 on Sunday 5 February.
To cast a vote in the categories marked as a public vote, start by texting VOTE to 085-7114444 for a list of keywords and categories. Voting is open to customers of all Irish mobile networks and will be charged at standard text rates. Online voting will be available by visiting www.meteor.ie. Everyone who votes will be in with a chance to win a ticket to this year's Meteor Awards.
Nominees For The 2006 Meteor Ireland Music Awards
Best Irish DJ: PUBLIC VOTE
Best Irish Band: PUBLIC VOTE
Best Irish Male: PUBLIC VOTE
Best Irish Female: PUBLIC VOTE
Best Irish Album:
BellX1 - Flock
Dave Couse and the Impossible - The World Should Know
Damien Dempsey - Shots
Frank and Walters - Souvenirs
Turn - Turn
U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Best Irish Pop Act: PUBLIC VOTE
Best International Male:
Best International Female:
Best International Album:
Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Coldplay - X & Y
Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Best Live Performance: PUBLIC VOTE
Coldplay - Marlay Park
Flaming Lips - Electric Picnic
Green Day - Oxegen
Elton John - RDS
Scissor Sisters - Lansdowne Road
U2 - Croke Park
Best International Group:
The Arcade Fire
Best Irish New Act:
Red Organ Serpent Sound
Additional awards including Hope for 2006 as voted by 2FM listeners, The Humanitarian Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and The Industry Award will be presented.
What do you think of the nominations? Who will you vote for? Have your say on the Hot Press messageboards!