Live Event Line-up – 03 March 2022

Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 3rd March

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The line-up for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, in association with IMRO & IRMA, has just been announced by Tracy Clifford on 2FM.

Seven of the ten acts so far have confirmed to perform at the live event in Vicar St in March:

Elaine Mai

For Those I Love



Mick Flannery & Susan O’ Neill

Soda Blonde 



The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 3rd March and broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show from 7-11pm. A special TV show will be broadcast soon afterwards on RTÉ2 presented by Tracy Clifford and Bláthnaid Treacy.



RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” will return and take online the day before on the 2nd March, in partnership with Culture Ireland.

The Song of the Year shortlist will be announced on 26th January.

The 17th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate the best in Irish recorded music.   The Prize has become one of the music-industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005. The Irish Album of the Year award is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of eleven Irish music media professionals and industry experts. The full list of judges is listed on

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.

RAAP and Minding Creative Minds are also official project partners of the RTE Choice Music Prize as are Culture Ireland and First Music Contact (FMC).