MTV set to return to Derry in August with top acts

The Club MTV concert due to take place in Derry on August 15 is expected to attract thousands of music fans to the city.

The Club MTV concert due to take place in Derry on August 15 is expected to attract thousands of music fans to the city.

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In partnership with local events company, Legacy Promotions Iona Ltd, Club MTV will stage a massive music event in Ebrington on Saturday August 15.

The event will feature one headline act plus three support acts from MTV’s pool of artists.

Locals will also be given the chance to showcase their talents.

The list of acts who will be performing has not been confirmed and tickets are expected to go on sale soon.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council welcomed the news.

“The involvement of Legacy Promotions in this project is a sign of the growing confidence of the local business sector and I would like to commend the company for taking the initiative to enter this partnership with Club MTV to bring about a fantastic event for our youth,” said Councillor Elisha McCallion.

The concert has come about due to the excellent work by local events company Legacy Promotions Iona Ltd who have worked in partnership with MTV.

In 2014, the ‘Journal’ broke the story that MTV was bringing their MTV Crashes concert to Derry.

The music event lasted two days and attracted thousands of music lovers to the city.

Speaking to ‘Journal’ yesterday evening, Colr. Elisha McCallion, added that she was ‘delighted’ to hear MTV was returning to Derry.

“Today’s announcement has come about following the success of the MTV Crashes event that took place in the city during Music City 2014, when the Club Night gig was MTV’s fastest ever selling ticketed event.

“Last year’s event was a phenomenal success and a key element of the city’s legacy commitment to our young people and I am delighted MTV has returned for what will be a hugely successful event for everyone involved,” said Colr. McCallion.

Oonagh McGillion, Director of the Legacy with DCSDC, who was directly involved in bringing MTV Crashes to the city last year, said she expected the demand for tickets to be very high.

“MTV Crashes attracted an audience from the island of Ireland and successfully showcased the city and particularly Ebrington Square, as an ideal location to host large scale events.

“A key element of our legacy plan was to encourage the private sector and communities to build on the work that has been achieved since the UK City of Culture 2013 to build a lasting legacy for future generations,” she added.