MTV Crashes Plymouth – Information for Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd July 2015

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014With just days to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, people are urged to plan ahead to ensure a fantastic time is had by all.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the two-day music event, which takes place on Plymouth Hoe on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July.

Tickets are currently being dispatched and can be tracked on the See Tickets website.

Plymouth City Council, which is organising the event in partnership with MTV, is urging people to plan their journeys and use public transport where possible. For general bus information and times call Traveline South West on 0871 200 2233 or visit the website.

Park and ride services will be running later on both nights for people leaving the event and Plymouth Citybus is arranging extra buses from Royal Parade to help people get home. Buses will run until queues have cleared.

Several city centre car parks will be open until midnight, including Civic Centre, Colin Campbell Court, Drake Circus, Elphinstone, Guildhall, Theatre Royal and Western Approach. Anyone dropping people off or picking people up is asked to use one of these car parks. Car park locations can be found on our car parks page.

A number of road closures and ‘no parking’ restrictions will be in place around the Hoe.

Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 July, 7am until midnight

  • Hoe Road closed from the Royal Citadel to Madeira Road. No parking.
  • Lockyer Street closed from the Esplanade to the Hoe promenade. No parking.
  • No parking on the Armada Way ‘loop’ outside the Holiday Inn or between the pitch and putt and the bowling green on Citadel Road. (These roads may need to be closed to traffic at busier times to provide safe access for pedestrians.)

Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July, 7am until midnight

  • Princess Ope closed

Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July, 10.30pm until midnight

  • Citadel Road closed from Lockyer Street to Hoe Approach
  • Notte Street closed from Hoe Approach to the Crescent
  • Princess Street closed from Lockyer Street to Princess Ope

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 July, 10.30pm until midnight

  • Lockyer Street closed from the Esplanade to Notte Street

A small section of the cycle lane on Hoe Road will also be closed from Monday 20 to Friday 24 July.

There will also be limited access to the Hoe over the next week while the event infrastructure is being built and following the events. Details of the build schedule can be found on the Visit Plymouth website.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “This event attracts tens of thousands of spectators and to ensure everyone has the best time it’s important for people to take a few minutes to plan ahead. There will be increased traffic into the city so everyone is advised to allow extra time for this when travelling.

“There are also a number of terms and conditions, such as what you can and can’t bring to the event and the ratio of how many children are allowed per adult. To avoid any disappointment I urge people to ensure they have fully read and understood these before attending the events.

“It’s going to be a great couple of days – let’s enjoy them!”

There will be two main entry points to the site on both days: Gate A near the Holiday Inn on Citadel Road and Gate B on Hoe Road. Gates will open at 3.30pm on Wednesday 22 July and 3pm on Thursday 23 July. Queuing is expected and this could take up to two hours at peak times.

When reaching the gate entrance, you will need to show your ticket (displaying the official hologram). This will be exchanged for a wristband which will need to worn at all times. Anyone without a ticket can purchase them at the box office, located at Gate A, on Tuesday (1pm to 8.30pm), Wednesday (9am to 11.30pm) and Thursday (9am to 8pm), subject to availability.

Search procedures will be in operation and any prohibited items will be confiscated. These include food and drink, chairs, umbrellas, flags, flares, any illegal substances and glass. Each person will be allowed to take up to 500ml of water into the site, as long as it is in a plastic container with an unbroken seal. Sunscreen and sunblock are also allowed. Food and drink will be available to purchase at the event. For a full list of items that can and cannot be taken see the terms and conditions on the Visit Plymouth website.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied at the event by an adult (18 or over), with a maximum of three children per adult.

Councillor Smith added: “These events are held for people to enjoy and have a good time. The weather can play an important part in that and taking precautions as necessary, such as staying hydrated or wearing waterproof clothing, are essential. Follow the Council and Visit Plymouth on social media for regular updates about how the forecast is looking.”

For more information see the Visit Plymouth website, email or call 668000

Source: Plymouth City Council

Local bands to perform on MTV Crashes stage for third night of live music

LMTV Crashes Plymouth 2014ocal bands will once again get an opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people on Plymouth Hoe following this year’s two-day MTV Crashes live music event.

Organised by Plymouth City Council, the community music event will take place on Friday 24 July, with entertainment starting from 2pm.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We’re really pleased to be holding another community music event as part of MTV Crashes. This is an amazing opportunity for local bands to experience performing with a full arena set-up and be part of the live music event of the summer. This year we’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth, who are hosting the evening, to run a competition for bands to take part.”

To be in with a chance of performing on the MTV Crashes stage, local singers and bands need to contact Radio Plymouth by Sunday 14 June.

Twenty acts will be shortlisted and residents will be able to vote for their favourites, with the five most popular bands and five most popular acoustic singers going on to perform on the day.

Voting will take place from Friday 19 to Sunday 28 June and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 June.

For more information about the competition and how to enter or vote visit

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2015 Tickets Announced

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth event will be on sale from Thursday 16 April 2015.

The spectacular live music event, being organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Wednesday 22 July.

It will be followed by a ‘Club MTV’ night on the same stage on Thursday 23 July, featuring handpicked DJ talent.

Both events will feature a number of headline music acts, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for MTV Crashes Plymouth and Club MTV will be available on pre-sale for Plymouth residents living in the PL1 to PL7 and PL9 postcodes from 6pm on Thursday 16 April. Pre-sale tickets can only be booked online through the See Tickets website (search for ‘MTV’).

Any unsold tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday 17 April through the See Tickets website and the box office on 0871 231 0840.

The ticket price for each event is £10, plus a booking fee of £2 and there is a limit of four tickets per person, per event. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult at both shows. Full terms and conditions are available on the Visit Plymouth website.

Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with MTV again to host two more fantastic events for the city. This summer’s Crashes will be MTV’s biggest-ever live UK event and we’ve got some great acts lined up. We’ve kept ticket prices very reasonable for what will be two top nights of entertainment for music fans. It’s an amazing opportunity to promote Plymouth on a worldwide stage and cement the city as a leading venue for major events – and we can’t wait to do it all over again.”

Tickets for last year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth sold out in 20 minutes.

For more information and the latest updates see the Visit Plymouth website, follow @MTVPlymouth on Twitter or see the What’s On Plymouth Facebook page.

MTV Crashes Plymouth for the next three years!

MTV Crashes Plymouth 2014Plymouth is to host MTV Crashes for the next three years for not one, but two nights of cracking entertainment for Plymouth people and global exposure for Britain’s Ocean City.

Plymouth’s Cabinet will be asked to give the thumbs up to a three year partnership with the global music channel to host a major music event across two nights on the magnificent Plymouth Hoe.

Deputy leader Councillor Peter Smith said: “We’re chuffed to bits that MTV want to come again and want to be in partnership with us over three years.

“Anyone who was on the Hoe this summer will know what an epic event it was. The crowds loved it, the bands loved it, MTV loved it and millions of people across the world got to see Plymouth at its best.

“This decision marks the start of a lot of hard work for our staff and partners to make this happen. It will be bigger, better – and with more beer tents!”

Last summer’s event led to Britain’s Ocean City being exposed to over 162 countries and the city benefitted from being associated with the world’s number 2 global media brand with a web reach of over 2.3 million per month, a Facebook following of over 44 million and a Twitter following of over 7.9 million.

Councillor Smith said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Council to put Plymouth in pole position for staging major outdoor events in the South West, fulfilling one of the Council pledges.

As well as cracking entertainment for people of all ages, the report outlines the significant economic benefits of MTV Crashes. It has been conservatively estimated that the economic impact of the summer’s event was £1.26 million based on the audience alone.

Plymouth’s visitor economy is worth £307 million a year and currently provides about seven per cent of the city’s jobs. Under its Visitor Plan, the city intends to increase visits by 20 per cent up to 2020 and a key strand of the plan is a major events strategy to encourage day and repeat visitors.

The cost of the undertaking is commercially sensitive, but the Council has agreed to underwrite the event as it has major economic and reputational benefits for the city.

It is expected that the event will be cost neutral to the Council.

Ticket details and prices will be announced in the New Year.

The MTV ‘Crashes’ Plymouth event was headlined by Kaiser Chiefs and supported by Example, The 1975 and Kiesza. The concert generated over 25 hours of programming highlights shown across MTV UK Network between August and September 2014.

Following extensive national and local press coverage estimated at over half a million pounds the 20,000 tickets for the event priced at £5 with a £1.50 booking fee sold out in less than 20 minutes. Kaiser Chiefs and The 1975 both enjoyed number 1 albums in 2014 with 230k album sales between them and a total of 3.5m album sales career wise.

Before the event, MTV ran a Plymouth TV promo campaign for 5 weeks in the build up to the event, featuring a competition to win tickets this was seen by 4.4million viewers across the UK.

Source: Plymouth City Council

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

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.

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.