Isle of MTV

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This article is about the festival Isle of MTV in Malta. See also the article about events and festivals in Malta.

Isle of MTV is a festival arranged by MTV in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority.

Isle of MTV is a huge concert on the place of The Granaries in Floriana. The concert in Floriana has a capacity of 50 000 people. No booking or purchase of tickets is required as the concert is held free of charge to the audience and is on a first come, first serve basis.

The annual amount of tourists under 24 to visit Malta has doubled since the first Isle of MTV concert. Isle of MTV is important to promote Malta as a destination to the young.

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Isle of MTV 2013

Isle og MTV 2013 will again be held at the Granaries in Floriana in Malta. At this stage it is difficult to know exactly which date the concert will be, but if the pattern from previous years is kept, the concert will be held on the 26th of June 2013.

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Isle of MTV 2013 is FREE no tickets needed!

This is an open air concert and no tickets are needed. Just turn up early if you want to be up front and make sure you use public transport because parking will be impossible in an area where parking is impossible on an average day! The national bus company, Arriva, will normally provide special transportation for the evening.

Isle of MTV 2012

Isle of MTV 2012 was held at the Granaries on Tuesday June 26.

The line-up of artists for Isle of MTV 2012 in Malta was announced in March-April 2012 and is as follows.

Confirmed artists for Isle of MTV 2012

The line-up for Isle of MTV 2012 was finally announced in mid April 2012, when it was confirmed that the festival will star artists Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida, Eva Simons and Will.i.am. While Nelly Furtado needs no introduction, Will.i.am is a solo artist which is also the lead singer in the group Black Eyed Peas, who has previously starred at Isle of MTV.

Isle of MTV 2011

Isle of MTV 2011 was held in Malta at the Floriana Granaries in June 2011. More than 40 000 people attended the show. The concert was screened on TV in more than 20 countries a few days after the concert.

Confirmed artists for Isle of MTV 2011

  • Snoop Dogg
  • Far East Movement
  • LMFAO
  • Parade

The line-up for Isle of MTV 2011 was confirmed by the Malta Tourism Authority on the 3rd of May 2011.

Isle of MTV 2010

Isle of MTV 2010 was held on Wednesday the 30. June. The Isle of MTV concert served as a culmination of the 6 long festival of Malta Music Week. The festival brings music and beach parties across the island.

Confirmed artists for Isle of MTV 2010

The following artists appeared at Isle of MTV 2010:

  • Scissor Sisters
  • Kelis
  • Kid Rock
  • David Guetta and Chris Willis

Source: Twitter.

History

The festival has been held in Malta annually since 2007. The concert is shown in an hour-long special on MTV in Europe later in the summer. Before coming to Malta, Isle of MTV was arranged in Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (2002), Ile du Gaou, Six-Fours Les Plages, France (2003), Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain (2004) and Piazza dell Unita' d'Italia, Trieste, Italy (2005).

Previous artists

Previous artists at the Isle of MTV Malta include The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, One Republic and N.E.R.D, Nelly Furtado, Scissor Sisters, Kelis, Kid Rock, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, LMFAO, Parade, Far East Movement, Flo Rida and Will.I.Am.

Security issues

As there are no gates or other entrance control to the arena, it is common for people to bring their own drinks. Under aged persons consuming has been a quite common sight. Watch out for bottles thrown into the crowd by drunken teenagers.

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