One of my personal favourite award shows has to be the MTV Europe Music Awards. I was lucky enough to go to the 2007 awards in Munich, Germany. I’ve never been so in awe and so overwhelmed by the amount of my favourite artists all in one place and if you know me well, you’ll know I love me some Nelly Furtado. So when I saw her, I was in heaven ha! Anyway, moving swiftly along, the 2011 awards are coming and MTV announced yesterday that the awards will be help in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I’ve heard the Irish love to party and so this is bound to be a massive event. They will be held at the Odyssey Arena in early November.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Pat Convery, said: “It is fitting that the EMAs are coming to Belfast – one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant cities and with around 35 per cent of our population below the age of 25. Belfast has a rich musical history and has produced artists such as Snow Patrol and the legendary Van Morrison and we now have an unprecedented opportunity to shine a spotlight on our musical heritage while also providing a major boost to our economy. I am delighted that MTV has chosen Belfast. The decision to host such a world class event in our city is an endorsement of what we have been saying for some time now – Belfast is a happening place.”
According to Tourism Minister Arlene Foster is a big deal for the Northern Ireland and they’re happy to be hosting the coveted awards, “Playing host city for the MTV EMAs is a huge coup, not only for Belfast, but for the whole of Northern Ireland. We are thrilled that Belfast will join the elite club of other leading European cities which have hosted these prestigious music awards. Hosting the MTV EMAs will surely elevate Northern Ireland’s profile on the international stage. I hope those who come to Northern Ireland for this spectacular event are inspired to explore more of what we have to offer for themselves,” she added.”
Should we go peops? I say why not ☺ Stay tuned for more updates regarding the awards, presenters and performers.