U2 are up for six of the fourteen awards in next month's 25th Hot Press
Irish Music Awards.
Ash, Westlife, Samantha Mumba, and David Kitt have also been heavily
nominated for the Awards, which will take place in Belfast at the end of
April. They will be voted on by a panel which includes leading critics and
broadcasters from newspapers, TV and radio stations all over Ireland.
'There's no better reflection of the sense of shared community that exists
on this island than contemporary music,' said Hot Press editor Niall Stokes,
'And we've had some wonderful gatherings of the rock 'n' roll clan in both
Dublin and Belfast as a result.
'There's wonderfully exciting music being made at the moment all over
Ireland north, south, east, west so the competition is likely to be
And so to the nominations:
* Male Singer
Mark Greaney (JJ72)
* Female Singer
* Philip Lynott Newcomer Award
Ash Free All Angels
David Kitt The Big Romance
The Frames For The Birds
Snow Patrol When It's All Over We Still Have To Clean Up
Ash 'Shining Light'
U2 'Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of'
David Kitt 'You Know What I Want To Know'
The Frames 'Lay Me Down'
* Pop Artist
* Rory Gallagher Musician Award
* Live Gig By An Irish Act
Ash at Witnness festival
Paul Brady at Vicar St., Dublin
U2 at Slane
Divine Comedy at the Mandela Hall, Belfast
* Live Gig By An International Act
David Gray at Marlay Park
Radiohead at the Odyssey, Belfast
Bob Dylan at Nowlan Park
Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Slane
* Dance Award
* Industry Award
Pat McCarthy (Producer, REM)
The Hot Press Awards take place in Belfast on April 25th and will be
broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland on Friday April 26th and on BBC Choice
on Saturday April 27th.