MTV Crashes music festival to return to Plymouth

Plymouth is to host MTV Crashes for the next three years for two nights of entertainment, which will be beamed around the world to a massive TV audience.

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Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne to open MTV Crashes

It's Plymouth's biggest music event of the year, and the first night line-up for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth is firming up.

Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne have both been confirmed for the first night of the two-day music festival, which last year saw around 20,000 people descend on the Hoe.

Tinie Tempah will be headlining on 22 July. He had a number one with his debut album Disc-Overy and has since won BRIT Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single, as well as getting two top 10 singles in the UK charts.

The London rapper has won multiple music awards. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

MTV Crashes Plymouth is going to be awesome. It’s so beautiful down there. I can’t wait to get out there and perform by the sea this summertime.

It’s going to be a wicked show!

– Tinie Tempah

He’ll be joined by pop star Jess Glynne, who's had three number ones. ‘Hold My Hand’ held the top spot for three weeks. Her debut solo single reached the top 10 and her first album is expected later this year.

Jess and Tinie Tempay are releasing a new track together next month Credit: Ian West/PA

I’m so happy to be announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth with Tinie Tempah! This is a really exciting year for me with my album coming out later in the year and the summer is going to be mental.

MTV Plymouth, let’s do it!

– Jess Glynne

The event will be broadcast live around the world.

More names for both days will be announced soon.

Tickets sell out for MTV Crashes Plymouth

The Kaiser Chiefs headlined the festival last year Credit: PA

Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth have sold out.

Pre-sale tickets for the music festival went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes.

See Tickets apologised to customers this morning as music fans rushing to get their hands on the second batch of tickets caused its site to crash.

Plymouth City Council is now in discussions with MTV about the possibility of increasing capacity at the event to give more Plymouth residents the chance to experience the festival.

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MTV Crashes to return to Plymouth Hoe

Last summer's MTV Crashes attracted thousands to Plymouth Hoe Credit: ITV News

Plymouth has been chosen to host a popular music festival for the next three years.

The success of this summer's 'MTV Crashes' event means organisers are also planning to extend it to two nights instead of one.

More than 20,000 people turned out for July's gig on the Hoe - and millions of people saw it across the music channel's global network.

It featured the Kaiser Chiefs among the headliners.

The Kaiser Chiefs were headliners this year - big bands are expected for future MTV Crashes events in Plymouth Credit: PA

We’re chuffed to bits that MTV want to come again and want to be in partnership with us over three years.

Anyone who was on the Hoe this summer will know what an epic event it was. The crowds loved it, the bands loved it, MTV loved it and millions of people across the world got to see Plymouth at its best.

This decision marks the start of a lot of hard work for our staff and partners to make this happen. It will be bigger, better – and with more beer tents!

– Councillor Peter Smith, Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has agreed to underwrite MTV Crashes as it has major economic benefits for the city.

Ticket details and prices will be announced in the New Year.

Plymouth prepares to stage MTV Crashes

Preparations for MTV Crashes, which takes place in Plymouth tonight Credit: ITV News West Country

Plymouth is preparing for its biggest event of the year tonight - as MTV Crashes hits the Hoe.

A crowd of around 20,000 people is expected for the event which has the Kaiser Chiefs headlining.

Motorists are being advised to stay clear of the area - there are widespread road closures around the Hoe.

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