MTV have announced today that consecutive chart toppers Rudimental and pop music heavyweight Jess Glynne will be heading up the stage at Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Thursday 28 July.
The following night Example will be returning to the city, joining Tough Love and more top DJs (still to be announced) for a roof-raising Club MTV finale.
After the huge success of last year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth, which saw Tinie Tempah, Little Mix and Kodaline whip a crowd of over 30,000 into a pop frenzy on the sun-drenched Hoe, MTV are back with a double hit of live music from some of the biggest pop stars in the UK.
Rudimental are Amir Amor, Leon ‘Locksmith’ Rolle, Kesi Dryden and Piers Agget. The BRIT Award-winning London collective released their debut album ‘Home’ in 2013, which went straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart and marked them as one of the most successful genre-defying artists on the UK music scene.
Their second album, ‘We the Generation’, also shot straight to number one and has catapulted them into international stardom. Currently on a sold-out world tour – including a show at London’s O2 Arena – Rudimental have gone on to sell over a million albums and 10 million singles worldwide.
Rudimental said: “We can’t wait for MTV Crashes Plymouth in July. Who doesn’t love a party by the sea? See you all there!”
They will be joined by London-born Jess Glynne, who ascended to the pinnacle of the UK music world in 2015. Her double platinum-selling number one debut record ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ was the biggest selling debut album of 2015. It included five number one singles including the Brit-nominated ‘Hold My Hand’, its equally successful follow-up ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ and current single, ‘Ain’t Got Far to Go’. Next week,
Jess will perform live at The Brits alongside Adele, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, where she is nominated for three awards – Best British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best Single.
Jess said “I’m so happy to be playing MTV Crashes Plymouth! The line-up is wicked, I love the Rudimental boys. It’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait to get down there!”
Example, who will perform at Day Two on Friday 29 July, first found success with the release of his second studio album ‘Won’t Go Quietly’, which peaked in the Top Ten. He subsequently had two number one singles with ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’.
Example has since released his fifth studio album, ‘Live Life Living’, which charted at number one in the UK Dance Albums Chart.
He said “I can’t wait to be to be performing in front of a massive crowd and looking over the sea! I was there in 2014 and it was an incredible line-up. I had an amazing time and I’m really excited to do it all over again!”
UK duo Tough Love have rapidly risen through the ranks of the house scene since first crossing paths playing the London circuit. Their distinct, recognisable productions, together with energetic and bass-heavy DJ sets, have created a cult following of hardcore fans across the UK and beyond.
Alex and Stefan from Tough Love said: “Last year’s MTV Crashes at Plymouth looked amazing and we can’t wait to be part of the action this year.”
Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “Once again, we’ve got some top acts lined up for MTV Crashes Plymouth. We’re so excited to be announcing Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Tough Love and welcoming Example back after his amazing performance in 2014. Whether you’re there for Day One, Day Two or both this is going to be one of the music events of the summer.”
MTV Crashes Plymouth will be broadcast on MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels, showcasing Britain’s Ocean City in over 35 countries with some electric live performances.
The second release of tickets will go on sale this Saturday (20 February) at 11am and they are expected to be snapped up as quickly as the first. Visit the MTV Crashes Plymouth website for more info.
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