MUSICIANS from Weymouth were VIP guests at a star-studded ceremony in Portugal.

Mike Hodge and Ceri Nutman, of Celtic rock band the Dolmen, went to the official naming of the new seven wonders of the world in Lisbon.

The band's song Seven Wonders of the World was used on the official website of the new Seven Wonders Foundation.

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide used the website to vote for their favourite seven wonders, with the final list announced at the Benfica football stadium.

Drummer Mr Hodge, of Radipole Lane, and flautist Miss Nutman, of Chickerell Road, joined band manager Chris Walsh at the ceremony, which was hosted by Hollywood A-listers Sir Ben Kingsley and Hilary Swank.

Other guests at the event included astronaut Neil Armstrong, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and singers Chaka Khan and Jennifer Lopez.

The Dolmen's hit song was penned by frontman Tony Jameson as the band, who are all practising pagans and members of Weymouth's Dolmen Grove group, returned from a ceremony at Stonehenge.

Mr Walsh, 44, of Radipole Lane, said: "We sent it to our contact at the foundation and they said they loved it.

"They bought it and used it as their official anthem."

The new seven wonders were named as the Taj Mahal, the Roman Colosseum, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Wall of China, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and Chichen Itza in Mexico.