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Dizzee Rascal confirms Dublin gig

He wowed fans with a sterling set at the RDS for this year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards. And now British rapper Dizzee Rascal has confirmed he is coming back to Dublin to perform for students at this year's Trinity Ball.

The Bonkers star, who scooped Best British Male at the Brit Awards, will be taking to the stage at the university campus in Dublin on April 16.

This year marks the 51st anniversary of the ball, which regularly attracts more than 7,500 boozed-up revellers.

Other performers at this year's event include Digitalism, Uffie, Japanese Popstars, Jesse Rose, Fred Flake and Louis La Roche.

  • Fans of Apres Match, take note. Given that the 2010 World Cup is just around the corner, the three funnyman are clearing their throats and gearing up for some hilarious parodies of our best-known sports and entertainment personalities.

Made up of Gary Cooke, Risteard Cooper and Barry Murphy, they have dubbed their forthcoming tour Possibly So and will kickstart it in the esteemed surroundings of the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on April 24. They have added a few new voices to their line-up, such as Ryan Tubridy and politician Joan Burton.

  • Boyzone hunk Shane Lynch is being tipped not to return to the next installment of RTE's All Ireland Talent Show after none of his Dublin acts secured a place in the semi-finals.

Bookies are giving odds of 4/5 that the crooner won't be returning to the programme after none of the performers from the capital city were voted into the final stages of the competition.

Insiders say that acts from the west, under the tutelage of Daithi O Se, and those from the south part of the country under John Creedon have continued to stamp their mark on the show.

  • Can funnyman Dara O Briain do no wrong? The star of BBC2's Mock The Week has just confirmed that he has added another date to his Live At The Marquee performance in Cork.

Not only has he sold out some 40 shows in Vicar Street, he'll now be taking to the stage at July 1 as well as July 2. Tickets for the gig go on sale next Thursday, February 25, priced €33.60.

  • The usual social suspects will be heading to the Odessa Club this evening to show their support for X Factor finalist Roberta Howett.

The stunning Irish crooner, who made it down to the final stages of the competition in 2004, has just announced she is coming back with a bang.

The Dublin star will officially launch her debut single, Beautiful Lies, on February 26, and will tonight perform a few sets at the invite-only bash.