No.1 selling band The 1975 and electro-pop breakthrough artist Kiesza are the latest acts to be added to the already stellar line-up for MTV Crashes Plymouth. Performing in front of a 20,000 strong crowd, the sold out show is sure to be a highlight of the Summer, taking place on Plymouth Hoe in Britain’s Ocean City, on Tuesday 15 July.
Playing live on the Hoe are the Manchester four-piece The 1975 whose self-titled debut album smashed the airwaves and was received so well that it went straight into the album chart at No.1. The debut album reprises the turbulent melancholia of the band’s first EPs, while kicking up a storm in other areas: electronic textures ripple in-between massive pop hooks, 80s yacht rock is filed next to breathy ambience. This will be one of the first chances for UK crowds to see The 1975 back on home soil after their extensive US tour.
Matthew Healy of The 1975 conveyed to us the band’s elation at playing on the Hoe this summer saying “We can’t wait to play the MTV Crashes Plymouth show – I predict a riot!”
Also performing at the hotly anticipated MTV Crashes show will be one of the most exciting emerging artists today, Kiesza. Singer songwriter Kiesza will bring her irresistibly unique hybrid sound – packed with deep house grooves and soulful melodies – to perform an anthemic electro-pop set to the Plymouth crowd and will include a performance of her recent debut No.1 hit ‘Hideaway’.
Tipped by many leading industry figures as ‘the voice of the new house renaissance’, the Canadian-born New Yorker, Kiesza said “I cannot wait to perform at MTV Crashes Plymouth! See you all there – it’s going to be fun.”
The 1975 and Kiesza join an already fantastic line-up featuring chart topping rapper and singer Example, and BRIT Award winning Kaiser Chiefs.
MTV Crashes Plymouth is being organised in collaboration with Plymouth City Council and is one of the highlights in the city’s Three Towns centenary celebrations.
The event will be broadcast on MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels MTV Music and MTV Live HD and subsequently across its other music channels, showcasing Britain’s Ocean City in over 35 countries with some electric live performances.