Irish pop superstars Westlife and X-Factor runner-up Mary Byrne will be among the lineup to perform for Queen Elizabeth in an evening celebrating Irish fashion, music and theatre during her state visit to Dublin next month.
Queen Elizabeth will be seated next to President Mary McAleese and 2,000 invited guests at a still unnamed venue in the center of Dublin on the last night of her State visit.
The spectacular event will feature Riverdance founder John McColgan as artistic director and will be produced by entrepreneur Harry Crosbie
"I’m honoured to be asked to do it" Crosbie told the Irish Times. "We want to do the best possible show on behalf of the Irish people. It will be a huge exciting show with a couple of surprises and people will be amazed," he said.
The evening has been crafted as opportunity to celebrate the queen’s visit and also the Irish love of music, the spoken word, fashion, and design to appeal to guests of both nations.
The queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are scheduled to visit Ireland from May 17 to 20 2011.