A host of stars, including Lou Reed, Beth Orton, Nick Cave and Laurie Anderson will take part in a tribute concert to honour legendary poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

'Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs', which takes place at the Point Theatre on Wednesday 4 October, is curated by music producer Hal Willner.

Others that will perform interpretations of Cohen's songs include former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Antony of Antony and the Johnsons, Teddy Thompson and Gavin Friday, along with Cohen's original backing singers Julie Christiansen and Perla Batalla.

With the release of his debut album - 'The Songs of Leonard Cohen' - in 1968, the Canadian became an icon of the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s, along with Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg.

Since then, he has also had two novels and volumes of poetry published. His most recent album release was 2004's 'Dear Heather'.

The event will take place as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, which is running at various venues around the city from 29 September to 14 October.

Tickets for 'Came So Far For Beauty' cost €39.50/€49.25/€60/€70 and are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.