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Manchester to host MTV EMAS

MTV has today confirmed that the 2024 EMAs will be held at the Co-op Live Arena in November.

Now in their 30th year, it will be the first time that “music’s biggest global celebration” will be staged in the city.

It will be broadcast from the arena to over 150 countries.

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

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, added: 

“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!”

The MTV EMAs will take place on  10th November.

“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,” said Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live.

Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2024 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. 

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