Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately is set to have a star studded civil partnership ceremony with his partner, internet entrepreneur, Andy Cowles, after setting a date this week.

The singer is reported to have set a date for March 20 for a ceremony thought to be held at his London home.

Invites include Elton John and David Furnish, who took advantage of the new laws governing gay marriage in December, George Michael, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, former manager Louis Walsh, and his fellow Boyzone members.

The couple have already made an “official commitment” to each other at a Las Vegas ceremony in 2003.