Joining Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Sharon Shannon on the Meteor Ireland Music Awards bill this year are two of Ireland's top pop acts, Boyzone and The Blizzards.

Boyzone are nominated for Best Irish Pop Act on the night while The Blizzards are nominated for three awards – Best Irish Band, Best Irish Pop Act and Best Irish Live Performance.

The Meteor Ireland Music Awards will be presented by Amanda Byram at the RDS on St Patrick’s Day 17th March. Tickets are priced €30. You can cast your vote at http://meteormusicawards.meteor.ie