MTV has chosen to host the 24th annual MTV EMAS 2017!
Celebrating the year’s music highlights and featuring the world’s biggest artists, the MTV
EMAS 2017 is confirmed to broadcast across MTV’s TV, social and digital platforms live from
The SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 12th November.
“London is arguably the world’s musical epicentre and it’s both a huge privilege and
opportunity to bring the MTV EMAS 2017 to the UK’s capital city,” commented David Lynn,
CEO of MTV’s international parent company, Viacom International Media Networks. “The EMA creates an incredible buzz wherever it lands it; that will be amplified tenfold in London.” The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, commented: “After two decades away, the MTV EMAs are returning to electrify the greatest city in the world once again. It promises to be an absolutely incredible evening, featuring some of the globe’s top artists and watched by millions.
London is the natural city to host one of the greatest musical shows on earth – with our
exceptional musical history, wealth of creative talent and outstanding venues – we’re the
entertainment capital of the world. Whether you’re a musical superstar, Londoner or visitor
to the city – London is Open to entertain you!” Bruce Gillmer, who executive produces
the MTV EMAs and is Executive Vice President, Talent & Music, MTV International,
added: “The MTV EMAs are one of the biggest and most unforgettable nights in music
globally. We anticipate this year’s event in London will be even bigger and louder than ever
The city’s incredible musical heritage along with the local fan’s robust energy will
undoubtedly make this one killer show.” John Drury, VP & General Manager of The SSE Arena, Wembley said: “Everyone at the venue and the wider AEG team are delighted that London’s first EMAs in 21 years will be at The SSE Arena, Wembley. It’s fitting that the world’s leading music brand will be working with one of the world’s most iconic venues. Wembley’s intimate atmosphere will no doubt help to create more special EMA moments and we can’t wait to welcome them here.”
First held in London in 1996, this will be the 6th time that the UK has hosted the awards show with previous host cities including Edinburgh (2003), Liverpool (2008), Belfast (2011) and Glasgow (2014). Fans can stay up-to-date with all things EMAs by following the show
MTV EMAs 2017 to light up London on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook.