The event, which will take place on 24 January next year (17) at the borough's Music Hall of Williamsburg venue, will feature artists influenced by Cohen's work, including Josh Ritter, Sonic Youth rocker Lee Ranaldo, Amy Helm and Okkervil River musician Will Sheff.

A statement on the Music Hall's website says the concert will see stars perform the late musician's "vast repertoire of songs that span over six decades."

It adds, "This incredible lineup will interpret Cohen's unique and compelling compositions for what will be a empowering evening of performance."

Since the Hallelujah tunesmith passed away aged 82 in November (16) after a fall at his home, tributes have poured in, and earlier this month (Dec16) fans staged an informal vigil outside Manhattan's Lincoln Center and a concert was staged in San Francisco, California.

Proceeds from the January (17) memorial gig will go to benefit the Preemptive Love Coalition, a non-profit organisation helping children and families affected by terrorism and other crises across the world.

Additional special guests are also set to be added to the bill.