The first two acts confirmed today for MTV Crashes Derry – Londonderry are Professor Green and MNEK with more acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Pro Green and MNEK will take to the stage in Derry’s Ebrington Square on the 19th September. The first 10,000 tickets for the event sold out in an incredible 40 seconds when they were released earlier in the month, watch this space for further announcements or tune into MTV for exclusive ticket competitions. MTV Crashes Derry – Londonderry is in collaboration with Derry City Council.
MTV Crashes Derry – Londonderry will be broadcast across MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE HD and subsequently across its portfolio of European music channels in October.
Rapper, songwriter, producer and now fashion designer Professor Green is soon to release his 3rd studio album ‘Growing Up In Public’. The album features amazing collaborations from artists including Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran and Tori Kelly.
Green has not only had intense commercial success scoring two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles – including hits Read All About It (#1), I Need You Tonight (#3) and Just Be Good To Green (#5), but has also been awarded the NME award ‘Best Dance-floor Filler’ for his single “Jungle”, as well as a MOBO Award and countless Breakthrough Act nominations in 2010. Prof has also embarked on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless. Green is no stranger to getting a crowd on his side, so MTV Crashes Derry is set to be an incredible night.
Professor Green says: ‘I am just excited to get out on that stage, I love performing, that’s what it’s all about for me, so I’m looking forward to sharing my tracks with this Derry audience and seeing their reaction at MTV Crashes!’
South London born, Grammy nominated songwriter and producer MNEK is an artist who is madly, deeply, truly in love with music. As a singer and songwriter, he’s scored a No.4 smash with Gorgon City’s hugely acclaimed ‘Ready For Your Love’. As a songwriter, he boasts a Grammy nomination and a No.1 single for Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’. As a producer, writer and remixer, his credits include Rudimental, Sub Focus, Tinie Tempah and Bastille as well as working with Diplo, Clean Bandit and Sinead Hartnett for their future projects. Now MNEK’s blend of sultry, soulful vocals and bold soundscapes inspired by the best of 80’s and 90’s classics is set to make him a much-deserved solo star as he releases his first official single, the infectious ‘Wrote a Song About You’, on 1st September. Having recently performed storming sets at Great Escape, Parklife, Radio 1’s Big Weekend with Gorgon City, and Glastonbury, 2014 looks to be his busiest year yet.
MNEK also says: “I am looking forward to getting out there and performing alongside Professor Green at MTV Crashes Derry, I think it’s going to be a good one and hopefully we will well and truly crash it!”
MTV UK audiences will be able to get closer to the MTV Crashes Derry – Londonderry action using new social media network Tunepics. MTV successfully launched Tunepics at Plymouth Crashes last month, sharing exclusive content with its users.
MTV UK is fronting its largest summer of live music this year. In addition to the MTV Crashes events, MTV is also the exclusive broadcast partner for V Festival, Wireless and Ibiza Rocks. This month, Liverpool played host to a MTV Brand New event presented in association with Liverpool International Music Festival and in November, MTV’s most prestigious live music event, the EMAs, is being hosted by Glasgow.
MTV Crashes Derry –Londonderry is being staged in collaboration with Derry City Council and with support from Ilex, and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
For further details check out www.mtv.co.uk/derry