Glasgow gears up for MTV awards

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T in The Park, Friday

 

Glasgow’s vibrant music scene is set to explode next week as stars descend on the city for a week of events in the lead up to the MTV awards.

 

MTV has announced MTV Music Week which will see a string of big acts including Chvrches, La Roux and R&B DJ Trevor Nelson playing at some of Glasgow’s most iconic venues.

 

The week of events is a partnership between MTV and Heineken and will run from Monday 3 November to Sunday 9 November ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards at the SSE Hydro on Sunday 9 November.

 

T in The Park, Friday
Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry will be performing at a sold-out Barrowlands

 

Home grown electro-pop stars Chvrches will kick things off on Monday 3 with a sold-out gig at Scotland’s famous Barrowlands Ballroom.

 

Musical duo The 2 Bears will bring their unique pop house sounds to King Tuts Wah Wah wah the following day and British indie band Circa Waves will play Glasgow’s famous Oran Mor.

 

The week of events climaxes with legendary R&B DJ Trevor Nelson performing at the O2 ABC.

 

Kerry Taylor, Senior Vice President of mass media company Viacom said: “We’re so excited to offer an entire week of music in Glasgow ahead of MTV EMA – it’s an amazing city, with a great energy and a really strong music scene.

 

“Our audience of music fans play a key part in everything that we do and it’s really important to us that the people of Glasgow have as many opportunities as possible to be part of the MTV experience.

 

“We’ve got a stellar line-up that includes a whole host of club nights and incredible live music in addition to the show itself at The SSE Hydro and we can guarantee a very special MTV buzz throughout the city during the week of 3 November – and a serious party!”

 

Heineken Brand Director David Lette said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with MTV for MTV Music Week.

 

“As well as the official beer backstage and at the after-party for the EMA, Heineken® will be offering tickets to many of the live gigs across 14 of Glasgow’s iconic venues as well as money can’t buy experiences.

 

“Our aim is to open up Glasgow to help people discover the best music, bars and clubs that the city has to offer this November.”

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