Now in its fifth year, the Choice Music Prize for 2010 will be announced in Vicar Street next Wednesday the 3rd of March from 7.30pm sharp. The live event runs in tandem with the judging process which takes place in a locked room nearby where 12 media guys and gals will be trying to decide the best Irish album of the year for 2009. While that is happening, the bands nominated will be playing short live sets before the announcement.
Out of the 10 nominated acts the following will be performing: And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, Adrian Crowley, Dark Room Notes, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Julie Feeney, Valerie Francis and The Swell Season (full band). Only Laura Izibor and Bell X1 cannot play on the night.
State is delighted to have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to two readers to the live event. In keeping with the spirit of this Choice-related video, all you have to do is tell us a joke in the comments below. The two best jokes (deemed by a State panel of course) will win a pair each. Closing date is Tuesday 2nd March at noon. Here’s how not to do it: