First acts announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth



MTV UK have announced the first round of performers for this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth.

The first acts to play Day One of the biggest music event in the South West on Thursday 27 July are chart toppers Sigma (who will be playing a full live set) and pop princess Louisa Johnson.

If that isn’t enough excitement Club MTV on Day Two (Friday 28 July) will see international superstar DJ Martin Garrix hitting the stage. Club MTV favourites R3WIRE & Varski will also be returning to the sunny south coast to get the crowds dancing the night away on Plymouth Hoe.

Following the success of last year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth, which boasted a line-up of Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Raleigh Ritchie, MTV are heading back to Britain’s Ocean City for another double hit of performances from some of the biggest names from around the globe.

Louisa Johnson

Louisa Johnson

DJ and production duo Sigma have topped the charts with hit records such as Nobody to Love and follow-up collaboration Changing with Paloma Faith. They are no strangers to the UK festival scene, having performed at Glastonbury, V Festival and Reading and Leeds.

The dance duo sold out their debut live tour and more recently their Brixton academy show. They are the only drum and bass ensemble to have performed at the BAFTAs ceremony one night and a warehouse rave the next. Their debut album, Life, flew through the Top 40 album charts and included an impressive list of collaborations, including with Labrinth, Rita Ora and Ella Henderson.

Sigma said: “We can’t wait to bring our live show to MTV Crashes Plymouth this year. The crowd always looks amazing and up for a party!”

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix

Next up on the line-up is X Factor’s youngest winner ever, Louisa Johnson, who shot to success in 2015. Since winning the coveted record deal with Syco, the blonde beauty has featured on Clean Bandit’s hit single Tears and has released her own official Top 40 chart single, So Good.

She said: “It feels SO GOOD to be playing MTV Crashes Plymouth this year, what an amazing line-up to be a part of. I can’t wait!”

Taking the stage for Club MTV on Day Two is global dance music dynamo Martin Garrix, who has topped charts and headlined festivals all around the world. One of EDM’s youngest stars, Garrix rose to fame with his smash single Animals at the age of 17. He has since taken home the Best Electronic honour at the 2016 EMAs and rocked the MTV EMA World Stage.

Today, the multi-platinum selling artist has remixed and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Usher, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and more. In The Name of Love has continued to dominate the airwaves in the US and internationally, followed up by the release of Scared To Be Lonely at the beginning of this year. But that is just the tip of the iceberg; Martin Garrix has a lot more in store for us this year.

R3WIRE and Varski

R3WIRE and Varski

He said: “Plymouth! I’m so excited to be heading your way this summer to perform! I can’t wait to party with you guys, hope to see you there!”

He’ll be accompanied by Club MTV resident DJs R3WIRE and Varski who are sure to have the crowd buzzing from start to finish.

They said: “Plymouth we’re so excited to be returning with MTV! How could we resist partying by the sea again?”

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “MTV Crashes Plymouth is getting bigger and better every year and once again we have some fantastic acts that have been announced. We look forward to welcoming Sigma, Louisa Johnson, Martin Garrix and DJs R3WIRE and Varski to Plymouth.”

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 the Ticket Store at £15 per day or £27.50 for both days (plus booking fees).

For more information and the latest updates see the MTV Crashes Plymouth website, follow @MTVPlymouth on Twitter or see the MTV Crashes Plymouth Facebook page.