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Manchester to Host the 2024 MTV EMAs: A First for the Music City


LONDON/MANCHESTER (29th February, 2024) —MTV today confirmed that the 2024 MTV EMAs will take place in Manchester, UK.

Now in its 30th year, this is the first time ever that music’s biggest global celebration will be staged in the city, and also marks its epic return to the UK [UK VERSION ONLY: after 7 years]. Broadcasting from Manchester’s brand-new, purpose-built live entertainment arena Co-op Live on MTV in over 150 countries on Sunday, 10th November, the show will honour and unite music’s brightest stars. The show will additionally be available in multiple territories on Pluto TV and on-demand on Paramount+.

“The MTV EMAs is one of the biggest global music celebrations, bringing together local and international artists to create iconic performances for fans around the world.  With music at the very heart of Manchester’s rich creative heritage, this vibrant city – with the state-of-the-art Co-op Live – will guarantee a supercharged 2024 show,”

Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount, and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+.

“Manchester is a dynamic and innovative city with the infrastructure to deliver a live music event of the scale of the MTV EMAs. We look forward to spotlighting this world-class destination  – and the cutting-edge Co-op Live arena – on the global stage.” 

Lee Sears, President, International Markets Advertising Sales

“As a city that is known the world over for our legendary music scene, MTV could not have picked a better place for this year’s EMAs. With the expertise, experience and reputation we also have for delivering successful, world-class events, we’re confident Manchester will provide a superb platform for the best MTV EMAs yet, and look forward to welcoming MTV and the global music community to our city for what is set to be an epic celebration of music and artists. Manchester meets MTV – we can’t wait!”

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council

“Co-op Live has been designed from the ground up to offer, at its core, a truly exceptional live music and fan experience, and we are delighted to be hosting an event which epitomises what our venue stands for. We are honoured to become part of the MTV EMAs story, and to cement Manchester’s standing within the global live entertainment industry.”

Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live 

Fans can stay up-to-date with all things MTV EMAs by heading to https://www.mtvema.com/ following the show on Instagram, SnapchatX, TikTok and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA. 

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