RTÉ 2fm has chosen Fight Like Apes and the Coronas to represent Ireland at the prestigious Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland next year.

The festival runs from 15 to 17 January and showcases over 160 bands from Europe.

Both Fight Like Apes and the Coronas' sets will be broadcast live on Dan Hegarty's show on RTÉ 2fm and performances from all 10 stages at the festival will be available to listen to on www.rte.ie/2fm.

Commenting on playing at Eurosonic, Fight Like Apes said: "Groningen is a lovely town in Northern Holland. Famous for its gorgeous students and excellent hardware shops. We are chuffed to be going there to play Eurosonic."