The headline act for the forthcoming MTV Crashes Derry Friday night concert has yet to be revealed, Derry City Council has confirmed.
The council have told the Journal that they plan to name more acts on the line-up within the next week or so.
She added that the main act for the Friday, September 19th concert will be unveiled over the coming weeks, along with the full line-up for the MTV Club night taking place the following the day.
Both events are to be staged at Ebrington Square.
There had been some concerns over who was headlining for the Friday night after the first two acts for the event were confirmed earlier this week as Professor Green and MNEK. However the council has now said that neither of these is the headliner.
In a statement requested by the Journal to clarify the matter, a spokeswoman for Derry City Council- which is staging the events in consultation with MTV- said they were “continuing to work with MTV with a view to announcing the remaining acts in the next week or so”.
She added: “We are looking forward to revealing the headline act and the full line-up for the Club DJ night in the coming weeks so watch this space!”.
MTV Crashes tickets went on sale last week with 10,000 selling out in a record-breaking time of 40 seconds, beating all previous ticket sale times for an MTV Crashes gig. Another 10,000 tickets were sold for the Club MTV night.
Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson said there was huge hype and excitement across the city as music lovers get ready to enjoy a weekend of music and fun at Ebrington.
“Since the joint partnership with MTV and Derry City Council has been announced there has been huge excitement in the city with everyone really wanting to part of it,” she said.
While acknowledging there were lots of disappointed fans without tickets, she said there was a wide range of alternative events taking place across the city including CultureTech and Culture Night.
The Mayor encouraged young people interested in finding out more about the MTV brand, and how to get involved in the music business, to sign up to the MTV workshop taking place on Thursday, August 28th at Derry’s Nerve Centre.
The workshop is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 25.
Pre-registration is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.