If it wasn’t exciting enough that Martin Garrix, Sigma, Louisa Johnson, Wilkinson, Busted, Gorgon City and R3wire and Varksi are all heading to MTV Crashes Plymouth in July, MTV UK have announced today that UK music superstars Charli XCX and Duke Dumont are also on the line-up .
Joining some of the biggest names from around the globe, chart-topper Charli XCX will rock the Hoe on Day One, whilst Club MTV will host Duke Dumont with Gorgon City on Day Two, where they will perform their brand new single together for the first time ever.
Charli XCX first shot to stardom in 2013 after co-writing and featuring on Icona Pop’s huge UK/US Top 10 anthem I Love It. From there she has become one of the most sought after, forward-thinking figures in modern music and has since landed collaborations with the likes of Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora and penned songs for pop royalty including Blondie, Selena Gomez and Will.i.am.
With two critically acclaimed albums under her belt – 2013’s True Romance and 2015’s Sucker (which spawned her huge international smash Boom Clap) – Charli unveiled her Number 1 Angel mixtape this March.
She said: “I am really excited about performing in Plymouth. I love going to new places and meeting new fans. But I’ve just found out that I’ll be performing on the Hoe, by a big red and white lighthouse, singing across the ocean with Busted. I am a HUGE Busted fan – the Year 3000 was a great song. I think this could be the best day of my life!”
Taking to the stage on Day Two are Duke Dumont B2B Gorgon City, two of the most powerful names in modern-day dance music, who have joined forces for Real Life featuring NAATIONS. Inspired by the beautiful Balearic setting of Ibiza, the track is set to be a summer anthem on the white isle and beyond.
Prolific duo Gorgon City have sold in excess of two million combined singles and albums worldwide. They have completed multiple sold-out UK and US live tours and have taken their KINGDOM DJ events across the globe. Preparing for a busy summer, Gorgon City will be heading back to Amnesia, Ibiza for their headline residency and playing live shows at SW4 Festival, Boardmasters and V Festival, where they’ll be headlining the dance stage.
Duke Dumont has released a hat-trick of massive UK hits – two UK number ones with the Grammy-nominated Need U (100%) featuring A*M*E and I Got U feat Jax Jones, followed by the number two record Won’t Go Back. Amassing a billion combined streams across his release history to date, Duke Dumont has played a pivotal role in making UK deep house the global juggernaut it is today. Most recently, he has produced and co-written the huge new single from Katy Perry, Swish, Swish (featuring Nicki Minaj). Now residing in Los Angeles, Duke will see out an American and Australian tour, as well as several Ibiza dates.
Duke Dumont and Gorgon City have sold 4.5 million singles between them and will also be performing together at Amnesia in August. Their latest project Real Life is the perfect example of their ability to produce incredible hits ready for dance floors around the world.
Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “It’s great to have even more top names joining the MTV Crashes line-up – music fans are guaranteed another two amazing nights this year.”
MTV Crashes Plymouth will be broadcast on MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels, showcasing some of the biggest names in the charts right now.
Tickets are on sale at £15 for one day or £27.50 for both days (plus booking fees).