MTV today announced that London has been chosen to host the 24th annual MTV EMAS 2017. Celebrating the year’s music highlights and featuring the world’s biggest artists, the MTV EMAS 2017 is confirmed to broadcast across MTV’s TV, social and digital platforms live from The SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 12th November.
“London is arguably the world’s musical epicentre and it’s both a huge privilege and opportunity to bring the MTV EMAS 2017 to the UK’s capital city,” commented David Lynn, CEO of MTV’s international parent company, Viacom International Media Networks. “The EMA creates an incredible buzz wherever it lands it; that will be amplified tenfold in London.” The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, commented: “After two decades away, the MTV EMAs are returning to electrify the greatest city in the world once again. It promises to be an absolutely incredible evening, featuring some of the globe’s top artists and watched by millions.
London is the natural city to host one of the greatest musical shows on earth – with our exceptional musical history, wealth of creative talent and outstanding venues – we’re the entertainment capital of the world. Whether you’re a musical superstar, Londoner or visitor to the city – London is Open to entertain you!” Bruce Gillmer, who executive produces the MTV EMAs and is Executive Vice President, Talent & Music, MTV International, added: “The MTV EMAs are one of the biggest and most unforgettable nights in music globally. We anticipate this year’s event in London will be even bigger and louder than ever before.
The city’s incredible musical heritage along with the local fan’s robust energy will undoubtedly make this one killer show.” John Drury, VP & General Manager of The SSE Arena, Wembley said: “Everyone at the venue and the wider AEG team are delighted that London’s first EMAs in 21 years will be at The SSE Arena, Wembley. It’s fitting that the world’s leading music brand will be working with one of the world’s most iconic venues. Wembley’s intimate atmosphere will no doubt help to create more special EMA moments and we can’t wait to welcome them here.”
First held in London in 1996, this will be the 6th time that the UK has hosted the awards show with previous host cities including Edinburgh (2003), Liverpool (2008), Belfast (2011) and Glasgow (2014). Fans can stay up-to-date with all things EMAs by following the show on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA.
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About #LondonIsOpen #LondonIsOpen is a major campaign – launched by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan – to show that London is united and open for business, and to the world, following the EU referendum. It shows the world that London remains entrepreneurial, international and full of creativity and possibility. It reassures the more than one million foreign nationals who live in London that they will always be welcome, and that any form of discrimination will not be tolerated. London is the best city in the world. We’re entrepreneurial, international and outward looking. The key ingredient of our city’s success has been the flow of brilliant ideas and talent from across the globe. Our city is comfortable in its diversity, proud of its history and optimistic about its future. London is open. Sadiq is urging all Londoners, organisations and businesses to show their support for the #LondonisOpen message via social media and other creative ways. We don’t simply tolerate each other’s differences, we celebrate them. Many people from all over the globe live and work here, contributing to every aspect of life in our city. We now need to make sure that people across London, and the globe, hear that #LondonIsOpen. I urge everyone to get involved with this simple but powerful campaign to send a positive message to the world.