U2 and Westlife tipped for Meteor awards

U2, Westlife, singer Damien Dempsey and DJ Ray D’Arcy have been tipped to scoop accolades at this year’s Meteor Awards.

U2, Westlife, singer Damien Dempsey and DJ Ray D’Arcy have been tipped to scoop accolades at this year’s Meteor Awards.

Bookmakers have tipped Today FM’s D’Arcy to win the Meteor Award for Best DJ for the second year running at the event in Dublin’s Point Theatre on February 2.

Other acts favoured by punters include rockstars U2, boy band Westlife, Dublin singer Damien Dempsey and Mary Black.

Around 17 Meteor music awards will be presented at the glitzy awards ceremony.

Music fans are able to vote for their favourite stars or band in six public categories – including Best Irish DJ and Best Irish Band – while the Hope for 2006 Award will be voted for by 2FM listeners.

U2, The Corrs, Hal and BellX1 are vying for Best Irish Band, while Damien Dempsey, Joe Chester and Christy Moore are bidding for Best Irish Male.

Bookmakers Boyle Sports are offering odds of 1/5 on U2 to win Best Irish Band, while BellX1 are in at 11/2 and the Dundalk siblings are in at 16/1.

Odds on D’Arcy to scoop Best Irish DJ are at 4/5, while veteran 2fm broadcaster Larry Gogan is at 7/2.

In the Best Irish Pop category, Westlife, winners of the 2005 award, are in at 1/6, while the odds on X Factor contestants the Conway Sisters to scoop the award are 6/1.

Tickets for the Meteor Awards are available to win through competitions in newspapers, on radio, TV and through texting.

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