Sunday night saw music fans across the world tune in to the hottest international awards show, the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Amsterdam. So many questions were answered: Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are Best Female and Male; One Direction are Best Pop and Eminem was given the honourific Global Icon award.
But one important question was answered on Saturday: the host city for the 2014 MTV EMA will be Glasgow.
Yes, it has been announced that the MTV EMA will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Glasgow’s brand new, state-of-the-art venue, the SSE Hydro.
The news has caused excitement not just in Scotland but around the world.
- “We’re thrilled that the eyes of the music world will be on Glasgow next year.” Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent, Music Programming and Events for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
- “The 2003 show in Edinburgh was described as ‘the greatest party to be held in Scotland in a thousand years’; now we’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better experience with the 2014 MTV EMA in what will be a momentous year for Scotland and the city of Glasgow.” David Lynn, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for VIMN UK, Australia, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.
- “The MTV EMA is one of the world’s most renowned annual music events, and it is fitting that it should return to Scotland in 2014, the year we welcome the world. With the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, Homecoming Scotland 2014 and now this sensational music event confirmed, our portfolio next year is the envy of many countries and has recently been recognised by Lonely Planet.” Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland.
- “Glasgow proved to be the ideal destination for MTV Crashes in 2010, when Diddy Dirty Money and a fantastic crowd showed MTV’s global audience that Glasgow is a city that knows how to party.” Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.
Scotland offers a fantastic variety of music, with home-grown talent who perform in bars and on stage, and world-renowned acts who can be seen in the best venues and festivals. Watch our video to see how the best music is coming to Scotland – especially in 2014.
The 2014 MTV EMA will be just one of many fantastic events taking place in Scotland as part of the Year of Homecoming. In addition to the XX Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there’s a year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that’s great about Scotland.
If you like to party: try Hogmanay, which will be celebrated across the length and breadth of the country.
If you love a mix of music: January will see the premier winter music festival, Celtic Connections, blend traditional and distinctive Scottish sounds with music from across the globe.
If you dig history: June will see the past brought to life on the battlefield of Bannockburn at re-enactments over the weekend.
Next year has all the markings of being a fantastic year in Scotland. Take a look at all of the Homecoming events in 2014 and start putting the dates in your diary!
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