White House gig will see McCartney awarded the Gershwin Prize For Popular Song
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are set to host a Paul McCartney tribute gig at the White House in Washington DC on June 2.
Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes‘ Jack White, Faith Hill, Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello will be among the performers at the show, which will take place in the East Room of the building, reports Associated Press.
McCartney himself is due to receive the third Gershwin Prize For Popular Song from the president at the gig.
The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song is a lifetime contribution prize given to musicians, and in the past has been awarded to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
The show will be broadcast at 8pm (EDT) on PBS TV stations across the US.
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