Barack Obama to host Paul McCartney tribute gig at White House

US president to present Gershwin Prize to ex-Beatle

A Paul McCartney tribute gig is set to take place at the White House in Washington DC on June 2 – hosted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The White StripesJack White, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Foo FightersDave Grohl, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello will be among the performers at the show, reports Associated Press.

The show will take place in the East Room of the building, with McCartney set to receive the third Gershwin Prize For Popular Song from the president.

The show will be broadcast at 8pm (EDT) on PBS TV stations across the US.

The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song is a lifetime contribution prize given to musicians. In the past Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder have received the award.