All 10 shortlisted acts for this year's Meteor Choice Music Prize will play the awards show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 8.

And So I Watch You From Afar, Bell X1, Cashier No 9, Lisa Hannigan, The Japanese Popstars, Jape, Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands, Pugwash, Tieranniesaur and We Cut Corners are this year's nominees.

Meadhbh Quinn, Meteor’s Head of Brand & Marketing Communications, said: "The Meteor Choice Music Prize was established to highlight, showcase and promote the best of Irish music.

"There is no better endorsement of this than 10 of Ireland’s most talented musical acts coming together on this night to celebrate great Irish music.

"We look forward to the live event and wish all nominees good luck on the night."

Tickets for the March 8 show are on sale now, priced €22.50.

The winner will receive a prize of €10,000, courtesy of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), while all 10 acts receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of the Recorded Artists Actors & Performers Ltd (RAAP).

Read about the nominees here:: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0115/choicemusicaward.html