A free showcase gig will be held on 10 September hosted by NME Radio. It will include performances from artists featured in the DiRT 2's in-game soundtrack.
The gig will be held at The Arches in London with performances from post-punk/art-rock outfit The Rakes, lo-fi indie pop project Dinosaur Pile Up and metalcore band Glamour of the Kill.
NME Radio will broadcast an hour-long DiRT 2 takeover show on the day of the gig playing only tracks from the game's soundtrack from 2-3pm.
Online the magazine will include details of the game and a preview video, while in print NME will support the launch across three issues.
Tickets to the launch gig will be available from NME Radio and NME.COM via special promotions only and will not be on general sale.