The brand new RTÉ music show The Main Stage has announced the stellar line-up for its first episode, including Villagers, Lyra and Rejjie Snow.

The series, which will air on Friday nights on RTÉ One for the next six weeks, is presented by singer-songwriter Erica-Cody and The Coronas lead singer Danny O'Reilly.

It will feature live studio performances, interviews and general craic, celebrating a host of Irish artists, from established acts to the hottest new talent on the music scene.

The Main Stage will also feature unique collaborations from the worlds of rock, folk, trad and RnB.

Singer-songwriter Lyra will open the first episode with her hit song Falling.

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Dublin rapper Rejjie Snow will perform his hit Bye Polar and speak about the incredible international success he has experienced in the last number of years, having been on tour with Madonna, Kendrick Lamar and Elton John.

Rejjie Snow is on The Main Stage for episode one

Villagers will perform their incredible songs The First Day and Momentarily from their album Fever Dreams.

Villagers' Conor O'Brien will perform two songs

Lyra and Westlife singer Mark Feehily will perform together for the first time, duetting on a hair-raising version of Easy on Me.

Meanwhile, Cormac Begley will play the concertina with Stephanie Keane dancing, and dance hitmaker John Gibbons and Lyra will close the show with an exhilarating cover of Stevie Nicks' Eighties-anthem Edge of Seventeen.

The Main Stage airs every Friday for six weeks from 1 July on RTÉ One at 9.35pm. It will be available on-demand on RTÉ Player.

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