Belfast Telegraph

Celebs to learn their FATE at Waterfront Hall

By Ashleigh Wallace

The date has been set for Belfast's biggest red carpet event. The 2008 Fate Awards will take place in the Waterfront Hall on February 22 - and is sure to once again attract a host of celebrities.

This year Fate - a monthly entertainment magazine - is supporting the Oh Yeah Belfast project.

Created by musicians and industry figures, Oh Yeah is a bid to establish a dedicated music centre in the heart of the Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.

Callum Best, Danielle Lloyd, Jimmy Nesbitt and Lawrie Sanchez are just a few of the celebrities who attended last year's ceremony.

And the organisers are hoping the 2008 awards will once again attract big names from the celeb world.

The Fate 2008 Awards are being sponsored by Carling and consist of 15 individual categories including the best local media personality, club DJ, cocktail bar and sports personality.

Michael Bell, publisher of Fate Magazine, said the event was aimed at celebrating the best of Northern Ireland.

He said: "This country is now recognised as one of the most exciting places to live in Europe and the Fate 08 Awards are here to celebrate everything that makes Northern Ireland such a great place to live.

"We are delighted to work in partnership with Oh Yeah Belfast and to support their vision of creating a hub to nurture local music talent. "

Me Bell also revealed profits made from the awards will be donated to the project.

Oh Yeah Belfast is managed by Stuart Bailie, the former associate editor of NME magazine.

The project has already won the support of some of Northern Ireland's most famous names including Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol and Radio One presenter Colin Murray.

Mr Bailie said: "The guys at Fate are actively raising funds for Oh Yeah - to literally put a roof over our heads. Fate instantly recognised that trying to establish a dedicated music centre for Belfast is a very tough process. We hope to become good friends with Fate and their contribution will go a long way to Oh Yeah realising its potential."

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