Irish duo 'Heathers' have been chosen by RTÉ 2fm as the lead Irish act to perform at Eurosonic 2011. The twenty-year-old twin sisters, Ellie and Louise Macnamara, will follow in the footsteps of 'The Frames', Cathy Davey and 'Republic of Loose' to perform at Europe’s biggest live music showcase.

The sisters will perform at the Grand Theatre in Groningen, Holland, on Thursday 13 January 2011 and the show will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm that night.

Speaking about the event, the McNamara's said: “We have heard amazing things about the festival, and it seems to have been very beneficial to other Irish bands in the past – so we are looking forward to making the most of our time at Eurosonic.

"We are also extremely thankful to RTÉ 2fm for choosing us as their selection to represent Ireland."

The 'Heathers' song ‘Remember When’ was chosen as the soundtrack to the current Discover Ireland worldwide ad campaign.