MTV EMAs coming to London (while they still can)
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 15 February 2017
MTV has announced that it will bring its European Music Awards to London this year, you know, while it still can. OK, we’ll still be in Europe post-Brexit, but only until Tezza May relocates the entire country 3000 miles west so she can be closer her mate Trumpy.
This will be the first time the EMA ceremony has taken place in the UK capital for over 20 years. Maybe it’s England’s rebellious Brexit strop that made London attractive again. So any other countries thinking of leaving the EU might want to note that this is a surefire way to get the EMAs in your town. Though I’m not sure whether that’s a reason to leave or remain.
“London is arguably the world’s musical epicentre and it’s both a huge privilege and opportunity to bring the MTV EMAs 2017 to the UK’s capital city”, says David Lynn, CEO of MTV’s parent company Viacom. “The EMAs create an incredible buzz wherever it lands it; that will be amplified tenfold in London”.
London mayor Sadiq Khan adds: “After two decades away, the MTV EMAs are returning to electrify the greatest city in the world once again. It promises to be an absolutely incredible evening, featuring some of the globe’s top artists and watched by millions”.
He goes on: “London is the natural city to host one of the greatest musical shows on earth – with our exceptional musical history, wealth of creative talent and outstanding venues – we’re the entertainment capital of the world. Whether you’re a musical superstar, Londoner or visitor to the city – London is open to entertain you!”
The event will take place at Wembley Arena on 12 Nov. Perhaps once we are one of the United States Of Trumpton we’ll get the proper VMA show.