MTV International’s Biggest Night in Music Returns to the UK’s Capital City on 12th November 2017 Live from The SSE Arena, Wembley
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. Telecast details for Asia will follow soon.
“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.”
MTV EMAs 2017 to broadcast live from The SSE Arena, Wembley 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, Music, Talent Programming and Events, 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 MTV 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 EMAs 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.