Club MTV: Mayor welcomes return of music event

Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor Elisha McCallion. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 01.04.15
Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor Elisha McCallion. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 01.04.15

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Elisha McCallion has welcomed news that Club MTV is returning to Ebrington Square this summer.

Colr. McCallion has welcomed the partnership arrangement between Club MTV and local events company Legacy Promotions to bring the Club MTV gig to Ebrington Square on 15 August saying it was fantastic news for the city and district, reflecting the city’s ability to host large scale international events.

“Today’s announcement has come about following the success of the MTV Crashes event that took place in the city during Music City 2014, when the Club Night gig was MTV’s fastest ever selling ticketed event. Last year’s event was a phenomenal success and a key element of the city’s legacy commitment to our young people and I am delighted MTV has returned for what will be a hugely successful event for everyone involved,” she said.

Colr. McCallion added that she was delighted that a local events company had secured the event saying she hoped the city would continue to attract events and gigs of this scale on a regular basis.

“The involvement of Legacy Promotions in this project is a sign of the growing confidence of the local business sector and I would like to commend the company for taking the initiative to enter this partnership with Club MTV to bring about a fantastic event for our youth,” she added.

Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy with Derry City and Strabane District Council, who was directly involved in bringing the MTV Crashes event to the city last year, said she expected demand for the gig in August to be as strong as 2014.

“MTV Crashes attracted an audience from across the island of Ireland and successfully showcased the city and particularly Ebrington Square, as an ideal location to host large scale events. A key element of our legacy plan was to encourage the private sector and communities to build on the work that has been achieved since UK City of Culture 2013, to build a lasting legacy for future generations,” she added.