Akon, Maroon 5 and Enrique Iglesias will take centre stage this summer as the Isle of MTV music festival returns to Malta’s stunning coastal capital city, Valletta.
The highly anticipated festival will play to more than 20,000 revellers in a spectacular open-air concert to be held against the picturesque backdrop of Fosos Square, and MTV viewers can win VIP tickets to the event and meet the headline acts.
The Maltese islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino are situated at the heart of the Mediterranean and offer an endless list of things to experience; from meandering in the many museums or the narrow winding streets of Mdina, to swimming with the stars in the famous Blue Lagoon or diving the spectacular Blue Hole in Gozo, to partying all night in the many nightclubs or simply chilling out, soaking up the sun, watching the world go by.
Valletta is a world heritage site and home to some of Europe’s finest works of art, churches and palaces including St John’s Cathedral, the Manoel Theatre and Grandmaster’s Palace, as well as some of the islands’ top restaurants and wine bars.
“We’re thrilled to be able to present Isle of MTV as part of into Europe’s summer music calendar,” said Richard Godfrey, Content and Music head of MTV. “We are looking forward to working with our Maltese partners to showcase the charming capital city to audiences Europe-wide.”
Dr Francis Zammit Dimech, Minister for Tourism & Culture, said, “Malta's Mediterranean lifestyle, climate and stunning architecture provide a perfect venue for MTV and this is a unique opportunity for us to reach into millions of homes communicating that Malta truly is a happening island, set to become the Isle of MTV for one special night!”
Isle of MTV is one of the highlights of MTV’s European summer music scene – one of the coolest and most eclectic outdoor live music events. Previously Isle of MTV has taken the form of a multiple-date club tour where famed DJs play in sophisticated venues for thousands of Europe’s most discerning clubbers.
Previous performers at the Isle of MTV main event include Snoop Dogg, The Chemical Brothers, Shaggy, Garbage, The Black Eyed Peas, Jazzy Jeff, Gorillaz and Morcheeba. Past Isle of MTV main event locations have included Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (2002), Ile du Gaou, Six-Fours Les Plages, France (2003), Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain (2004) and Piazza dell Unita’ d’Italia, Trieste, Italy (2005).