The line up for the fifth annual Choice Music Prize Live Event has been revealed. Of all the acts nominated for the award for best Irish album of 2009, only Bell X1 and Laura Izibor have declined to play the event, as they have prior live commitments in the US.

So, that leaves us with 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) taking to the stage in Vicar St on Wednesday March 3rd.

While these eight acts play a selection of tracks from their award nominated albums, the 12 Irish music media professionals that make up the judging panel will be locked away in a sound proof room to argue over who should win the coveted €10,000 prize.

The event will be broadcast live on Paul McLoone's show on Today FM. For full details of the nominated albums, click here