2010 Meteor Awards

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2010 Meteor Awards
Presented byAmanda Byram

The 2010 Meteor Music Awards ceremony took place on Friday February 19, 2010 in Dublin.[1] They were presented by Amanda Byram. The launch took place in La Stampa on January 7, 2010 and was attended by The Coronas and Danny O'Donoghue from The Script.[2]

Bell X1, Christy Moore, Florence and the Machine and U2 each received three nominations. U2 received no awards to the surprise of The Coronas and The Script who beat them in two of the three categories.[3] Westlife won Best Irish Pop Act for the tenth consecutive year.[4] The list of performing artists on the night included international acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Pixie Lott, Paolo Nutini, The Script, The Temper Trap and Westlife. Snow Patrol were also announced but later cancelled their scheduled performance.

The event had sold out by early February. It was broadcast on RTÉ Two on February 21, 2010 at 21:00.


The first announcements were:[5][6]

Later announcements included:[7][8][9][10]

Cancelled performance[edit]

Snow Patrol announced an inability to perform at the 2010 Meteor Awards after frontman Gary Lightbody broke his jaw.[11]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominations were announced on January 7, 2010.[12][13][14][3]

Public voting categories[edit]

Best Radio DJ – National[edit]

Best Radio DJ – Regional[edit]

Best Irish Band[edit]

Best Irish Male[edit]

Best Irish Female[edit]

Best Irish Pop Act[edit]

Best Irish Album[edit]

Best Irish Live Performance[edit]

Non-Public voting categories[edit]

Best Folk/Traditional[edit]

Best International Band[edit]

Best International Male[edit]

Best International Female[edit]

Best International Album[edit]

Best International Live Performance[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Lifetime achievement award[edit]

Humanitarian Award[edit]

Industry Award[edit]

Most Promising New Artist of the Year[edit]

As part of the 2010 Meteor Ireland Music Awards organisers developed a new award called Most Promising New Artist of 2010. This new award was designed for any up-and-coming artist or band who were unsigned. The award itself is differentiated from the Hope of 2010 award in that the Hope award is given to an artist or band already signed to a mainstream or independent record label.[1] An artist or band who would like to be part of the Most Promising New Artist of 2010 nominations had to submit relevant particulars before January 11, 2010. The winner of the award is expected to perform at the event, appear at Oxegen 2010 and have 150 copies of their debut single released, including artwork.[1]

Nominations announced on February 5, 2010:[18]

Multiple nominations[edit]

Bell X1, Christy Moore, Florence and the Machine (from the UK), Snow Patrol and U2 received three nominations each.

3 nominations
2 nominations


  1. ^ a b c "themeteors.ie/terms/"[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The Script hard at work on new album". Hot Press. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  3. ^ a b Ronan McGreevy (February 20, 2010). "No prize on the horizon for U2 as Coronas shine at Meteor Awards". The Irish Times. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "Westlife win 10th Meteor Award in a row". RTÉ. February 19, 2010. Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "All-star lineup announced for Meteors". RTÉ. 2010-01-07. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  6. ^ "Westlife and Snow Patrol Head Meteors Live Line-Up". Hot Press. 2010-01-07. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  7. ^ "Kennedy to get Lifetime Award at Meteors". RTÉ. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  8. ^ "Bell X1 join Meteors line-up". Hot Press. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  9. ^ "The Temper Trap to play The Meteors". Hot Press. 2010-02-08. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  10. ^ "Dizzee Rascal joins Meteors line-up". Hot Press. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  11. ^ "Gary Lightbody Breaks Jaw". Hot Press. 2010-01-29. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  12. ^ "Meteor Ireland Awards Nominees". RTÉ. 2010-01-07. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  13. ^ Ronan McGreevy (2010-01-07). "U2 expected to dominate Meteors". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  14. ^ Lorna Nolan (2010-01-07). "Snow Patrol and Westlife to take centre stage at Meteors". Evening Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  15. ^ "Kennedy to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Meteors". Hot Press. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  16. ^ "Niall Mellon to receive Meteor Humanitarian Award". Hot Press. 2010-01-27. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  17. ^ "Mount Charles lands music industry gong". Hot Press. 2010-01-22. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  18. ^ "Meteor Most Promising New Artist of the Year nominees announced". Hot Press. 2010-02-05. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05.

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