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Derry’s Club MTV concert has been hailed as a success by the PSNI.

Over 10,000 people made it along to Ebrington Square on Saturday night. There were five arrests for minor offences.

Speaking to the ‘Journal’, Superintendent Mark McEwan said: “A large crowd enjoyed the music at the Club MTV event at Ebrington. A lot of hard work went into planning for the evening, and it was another example of the successful music events the city has seen in recent years.

“Police made five arrests for public order offences. That number should be viewed in the context of the 10,000 people who were in Ebrington to enjoy the music in a very happy atmosphere.”

The highlight of the evening was when Australian twins, NERVO, took the stage shortly after 7.00p.m.

The sisters treated their fans to an array of their hit tracks.

The large audience enjoying the MTV Club special event in Ebrington on Saturday evening. DERR3215GS090

The large audience enjoying the MTV Club special event in Ebrington on Saturday evening. DERR3215GS090

NERVO finished their set shortly after 8.00p.m. and were then given a police escort to City of Derry airport where their private jet awaited to take them to Paris where they performed at another concert at midnight.

Swedish dance music duo Galantis, Philip George and David Zowie also performed.

Local acts also got their chance to shine.

Derry DJ, Conchúr Mac, treated the thousands of music fans to his music and was well received.

Sinn Fein MLA for Foyle and Conchúr Mac’s father, Raymond McCartney tweeted: “MTV Derry. Great night. Bit biased I know but Conchúr Mac was excellent. Spire abú.”

Assistant Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Steve Martin, used social media to congratulate everyone for “keep people safe”,

“Thanks to Superintendent Mark McEwan, his team and all our partners for #KeepingPeopleSafe,” he Tweeted.

“Last night was unbelievable. Club MTV you did not disappoint,” Tweeted local music fan, @LucyMegaw_.

Speaking to the ‘Journal’ at the event was Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Sinn Fein councillor, Elisha McCallion.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be here tonight,” said Colr. McCallion.

“I think this just shows how good Derry is at doing this sort of thing - I hope this is the start of something regular.”

For more on the Club MTV concert see Tuesday’s ‘Journal’.