July 18, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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MTV releases 30second taster videos from MTV Crashes Plymouth event

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014Take a look at these 30 second taster clips from the excellent MTV Crashes Plymouth event!

And tune into MTV music channels on 9th August 2014 to see the whole MTV Crashes Plymouth filmed live on the day. 35 countries around the world will be able to see the Plymouth Hoe and the people of Plymouth enjoying 4 top class artists on a glorious sunny day in Plymouth!

See all 4 videos here…

Kaiser Chiefs – MTV Crashes Plymouth

July 17, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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PHOTOS: MTV Crashes Plymouth Night 2 – 12 Local Bands on stage

Another fantastic night had by all as huge crowds gathered to watch 12 of the best acts in Plymouth take to the stage and woo the crowds.

Here’s a selection of photos from the night by Leigh Acton, Megan Johnson who captured the crowds and to follow Mike Pitches who had access to the stage and pit area :)

Even Plymouth’s legendary ‘Birdman’ was spotted at the event showing off his moves! The guy never ages :)

Photo albums

July 16, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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Local entertainment night to follow MTV Crashes – 16th July 2014

Phew what a night! How about round 2?! Tonight top local bands take to the stage!

A second night of live music will take place on Plymouth Hoe this week as 12 local bands perform on the MTV Crashes Plymouth stage the day after the sell-out event.

Hosted by Plymouth City Council, the event will take place on Wednesday 16 July, with entertainment starting from 5pm.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We’re really excited about this event. Not only does it provide an opportunity for some of our local talent to perform on the MTV Crashes stage, it also lets people who didn’t attend the MTV concert to enjoy an evening of free entertainment.”

The Street Factory will kick off the evening with a hip hop dance performance, followed by young indie band Propeller and rapper Hayden Wright.

Acoustic sets will follow from The Dantes, Sam Fearon, Alice Gullick and Christian Sleep before alternative rock band The Rising take to the stage.

They’ll be followed by Midnight Blues Train, Souled Out and massively popular indie/rock band Joker, before the amazing Mad Dog McCrea round off a fantastic night of free entertainment.

Refreshments will be on sale and the event will finish at around 11pm.

For more information about the line-up on the night visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk

July 13, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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Days to go before MTV Crashes Plymouth !

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014Excitement is rising with just days to go until 20,000 people take to The Hoe for the spectacular live music event of the summer.

MTV Crashes Plymouth on Tuesday 15 July with performances from chart-topping artists the Kaiser Chiefs, Example, The 1975 and Kiesza.

Doors to the event, organised by MTV and Plymouth City Council, will be opening at 3.30pm with entertainment starting at 6pm and the main acts from 7pm. People are reminded to get there early and be prepared for queuing.

Anyone without a valid ticket will not be able to enter the site, which is fenced off for public safety and public enjoyment. The performances will not be visible from outside this barrier.

Children under the age of 16 years will need to be accompanied by an adult over 18 years, with no more than three children per adult. Photo identification may be required as proof of age.

Roads surrounding The Hoe will be closed throughout the day and people are urged to plan their journeys in advance.

The following roads will be closed from 7am until midnight:

  • Hoe Road (from the Citadel to Madeira Road)
  • Armada Way (the loop outside the Holiday Inn hotel)
  • Lockyer Street, (from Citadel Road to The Esplanade)
  • Citadel Road (from Lockyer Street to Sussex Street)
  • Windsor Place (access only)

Madeira Road, the rest of Hoe Road and Osbourne Place will be closed to traffic from 6pm until midnight with Notte Street (from Millbay Road to Hoe Approach) closed between 11pm and midnight.

Several car parks in the city will be open until midnight including Drake Circus, Theatre Royal, Civic Centre, Guildhall, Western Approach and Elphinstone. The Plymouth Park and Ride will also be operating until midnight stopping at Milehouse and The George.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “You can really start to feel the buzz in the air as everyone is talking about MTV Crashes. The stage is being erected, signs are going up and months are planning are starting to turn into reality.

“This is something very special for people in and around the city and it also marks the 100th anniversary of the ‘three towns’ – when Devonport and Stonehouse came together with Plymouth.

“It is going to be extremely busy and it is recommended that people think now about how they are going to get to the event. First will be putting on extra buses for the Park and Ride service, which is a great option. I hope everyone has a fantastic time!”

The event will be filmed and recorded by MTV and will be broadcast on MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels MTV Music and MTV Live HD and other music channels, showcasing Britain’s Ocean City in over 35 countries, at a later date.

For more information about the event and to read the frequently asked questions, visit the MTV Crashes Plymouth page on the Visit Plymouth website.

July 7, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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Plymouth Hoe Event: MTV Crashes Plymouth LIVE! July 15th 2014

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014Events don’t come any bigger than this! In an all ticketed sold out event MTV arrives in Plymouth to host MTV Crashes Plymouth a massive music event set to be broadcasted LIVE on MTV.

For full details see the Visit Plymouth website here… and a detailed FAQ we recommend you read before attending the event.

July 7, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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Plymouth City and Waterfront Awards 2014

Plymouth City and Waterfront Awards 2014The Plymouth City and Waterfront Awards 2014 are now open!

Businesses across Plymouth’s City Centre and Waterfront will be looking for your nominations to help them win one of a number of awards designed to celebrate Plymouth’s business sector.

The Plymouth Herald are hosting the awards which are being run in partnership with Plymouth City Centre Company and Plymouth Waterfront Partnership. Find out more from the Plymouth Herald here…

The City & Waterfront Awards presents Plymouth with an annual opportunity to celebrate and reward the businesses and individuals in the City Centre and Waterfront area of Plymouth who are helping to drive this wonderful city forward, economically, culturally and socially, towards its goal of becoming Europe’s premier waterfront destination.

Launched in 2013 the awards were enthusiastically received by all involved and we hope to encourage the same feel good appreciation for 2014

Working together has been crucial to much that has been achieved in Plymouth already, and will be crucial in shaping its future.

We hope you and your company will be able to join us in making this year’s awards once again a memorable celebration of all that is great in Plymouth.

Cast your nominates here: www.digital-thisis.co.uk/cityandwaterfront2014/

June 30, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Armed Forces Day – Plymouth 2014

Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2014Armed Forces Day 2014 provide to be another huge success with large numbers of people arriving to show their respects to our armed services, past and present.

Here are some photos and a brilliant video to show you the highlights of this years Armed Forces Day in Plymouth:

Video by Steve Wright Films, including footage from the Royal Navy Raiders Parachute team:

Video and commentary of the days key events by Sam Whitfield

June 26, 2014
by Scott Grenney
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Plymouth Hoe Events: Twelve local acts to perform on MTV Crashes stage

MTV Crashes Plymouth

Day after MTV Crashes Plymouth Event see top local acts!

If you’ve missed out on MTV Crashes Plymouth fear not for the day after another large music event is taking place!

Twelve local acts will get to perform on the massive MTV Crashes Plymouth stage the day after the sell-out event.

Plymouth City Council is hosting a free evening show on Wednesday 16 July to celebrate local talent and give anyone who was unable to secure tickets for MTV Crashes Plymouth an opportunity to experience another great music event.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We’re really excited to be hosting MTV Crashes Plymouth but it was really important for us to secure the use of the stage for local bands and musicians so that the whole community is part of the celebration.

“This will be a chance for some of our local talent to perform on a giant stage with a full arena sound and lighting system so it should be an amazing experience. There’ll be a real buzz in the city following the MTV show and we hope everyone comes out to enjoy another great evening.”

The show will start at 5pm with a hip hop dance display from Street Factory and performances from young indie band Propeller and rapper Hayden Wright.

Acoustic sets will follow from The Dantes, Sam Fearon, Alice Gullick and Christian Sleep before alternative rock band The Rising take to the stage.

They’ll be followed by Midnight Blues Train, Souled Out and massively popular indie/rock band Joker, before the amazing Mad Dog McCrea round off a fantastic night of free entertainment.

Refreshments will be on sale and the event will finish at around 11pm.

For more information visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk