MTV weekend: options explored for major event Sunday night

Tickets for MTV Crashes will be available to buy from 9am on Saturday

Tickets for MTV Crashes will be available to buy from 9am on Saturday

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Derry City Council have confirmed that they are considering options for a major event on the Sunday night after the two MTV Crashes Derry and MTV Club DJ concerts at Ebrington.

The council confirmed to the Journal that a “full weekend of music” is being programmed across all three nights- Friday, Saturday and Sunday- from September 19th to 21st.

The overnight queue for tickets at Cooldiscs
The overnight queue for tickets at Cooldiscs

Tickets have already been released for both MTV crashes night on Friday and the DJ night on Saturday.

Hundreds queued outside Cool Discs and Foyleside for limited tickets while thousands more logged on to Ticketmaster to try and secure their passes to the event.

The 20,000 £5 and £10 tickets available were snapped up in minutes, despite none of the acts performing being confirmed as yet.

Indications are that the Sunday night looks set to have a different character to the other two nights.

Pictured at yesterday's MTV announcement were, from left, Eddie Rowan, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Oonagh McGillion, Derry-Londonderry Legacy Director, Philip Flynn, Chair of ILEX, the Mayor, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, and Sharon O'Connor, Chief Executive, Derry City Council. DER3014-128KM
Pictured at yesterday's MTV announcement were, from left, Eddie Rowan, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Oonagh McGillion, Derry-Londonderry Legacy Director, Philip Flynn, Chair of ILEX, the Mayor, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, and Sharon O'Connor, Chief Executive, Derry City Council. DER3014-128KM

Speaking to the Journal about the Sunday night, a spokeswoman for Derry City Council said:

“A full weekend of music is being programmed across the weekend of the 19-21 September.

“We are currently working in partnership with a number of event partners and agencies to deliver that programme which will include two nights dedicated to MTV – MTV Crashes on Friday 19th and Club DJ MTV on Saturday 20th.

“We are currently looking at options for programming an event on Sunday 21st September.”

The weekend of music is a joint venture between Derry City Council and MTV and is supported by Derry’s regeneration company Ilex and the Northern Ireland Tourisat Board.

It has been designed to carry on the legacy of the City of Culture year, and help cement the city’s reputation as a destination for major concerts and events.

MTV Crashes will take place over the same weekend as the Culturetech festival and Culture Night celebrations.

Prior to the main concerts, MTV will host a free one-day workshop on Thursday, August 28th at the Nerve Centre.

MTV executives, Virginia Monaghan, Vice-President of Music Commissioning and Content, and Beth Garrod, Director of International Social Responsibility, will be guest speakers, along with input from local experts.

The Academy is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 25; places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Pre-registration is essential by emailing: mtv@derrycity.gov.uk.

 

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