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MTV Music Week turning up the volume in Plymouth

MTV is returning to Plymouth this summer with an unforgettable four-day music extravaganza. Running from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 June, MTV Music Week will see a huge range of acts perform in the city at live evening shows, along with inspirational daytime events targeted at young people with a passion for music.  Supported by […]


Leader welcomes interest in city’s live music scene

Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of the Council, said: “Following my statement about live music in Plymouth, I’ve been really encouraged to receive responses from a number of existing venues and music industry professionals who are all keen to be a part of a wider discussion about how we can develop the city’s music scene. We’ve […]


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Becky Hill to perform at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds

A new name has been added to the line-up for Plymouth’s biggest music event, with just over four weeks to go. Singer-songwriter Becky Hill will be joining Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra during their Ibiza Classics show at MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds on Friday 27 July, as well as performing her own set. […]


Plymouth hits the right note for Carers Week (11 -17 June 2018)

Carers Week in Plymouth comes this year with added music. Plymouth City Council, and Caring for Carers (a partnership between Improving Lives Plymouth and Age UK) are working together to ensure the estimated 29,000 carers in Plymouth know that help is available in the city, and part of this will be a week of events […]


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Bastille to headline Ocean City Sounds Day One

Indie pop band Bastille will headline Day One of Plymouth’s new music event Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July. The chart-topping, award-winning band have sold more than 11 million singles including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Most recently they hit the UK […]


Dates and ticket details announced for Ocean City Sounds

Get these dates in your diary! Plymouth’s new music event – Ocean City Sounds – will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July and tickets will go on sale this Friday (2 February) at 9am. Tens of thousands of music fans are expected to head to Plymouth Hoe this summer to see some […]

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New-look live music event for Plymouth in 2018

We’re bringing a new-look live music event to Plymouth Hoe next summer. ‘Ocean City Sounds’ will build on the huge success of MTV Crashes Plymouth, which has seen the likes of Little Mix, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs and most recently world number one DJ Martin Garrix wow thousands on Plymouth Hoe over the last four […]


MTV Crashes Plymouth – all you need to know

With just one day to go until MTV Crashes Plymouth, organisers MTV and Plymouth City Council are asking everyone to make sure they plan ahead for a fun, safe and hassle-free event. Tens of thousands of spectators will be heading to the Hoe on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July for two nights of incredible live […]

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Win MTV Crashes tickets with the Plymouth History Centre

As part of its major community engagement project Plymouth After Dark, the Plymouth History Centre is offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to either Day One or Day Two of this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Plymouth After Dark is a four-year community project looking at everything that happens in the city when […]


Clean Bandit and Jax Jones complete MTV line-up

MTV UK have announced that chart toppers Clean Bandit and British DJ Jax Jones will complete the amazing line-up for this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth. Day One of the biggest music event in the South West (Thursday 27 July) will see Clean Bandit, Sigma with guest Birdy, Charli XCX , Busted, and Louisa Johnson wow […]

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Charli XCX and Duke Dumont join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

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 […]


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 […]

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Dates announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017

MTV Crashes Plymouth will return for its fourth year on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July and is set to see thousands of people enjoy two more nights of chart-topping acts on Plymouth Hoe. Tickets for the live music event, organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will go on sale on Friday […]


Council awards two Art Weekender grants to local artists

Two local artists have received funding support from our Arts and Heritage Service to enable them to take part in this year‘s Plymouth Art Weekender. Katy Richardson with The Imperfect Orchestra and LOW PROFILE have each been awarded £500. They will now feature on the programme for the Art Weekender which will run from Friday 23 […]


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Afrojack and Sub Focus announced for Day Two of MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV have announced today that Dutch superstar DJ and producer Afrojack and drum and bass hotshot Subfocus are set to join the line-up for Day Two of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Friday 29 July. They will be joining Example and Tough Love for Club MTV – a massive, anthem-packed finale to this year’s event. After […]


Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Example and Tough Love announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

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 […]

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Christmas comes early as MTV Crashes Plymouth tickets go on sale

Music lovers can get their hands on tickets for Plymouth’s biggest music event from Monday 21 December as dates for MTV Crashes Plymouth are confirmed. The spectacular live music event, organised by MTV in collaboration with the Council, will be returning for its third year on Plymouth Hoe on the evenings of Thursday 28 and Friday […]


Little Mix, Kodaline, Steve Aoki and Deorro announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV has announced today that the hottest girl group in pop music, Little Mix, will be crashing Plymouth this summer. Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne will be joined by Irish rockers Kodaline for Day One of MTV Crashes Plymouth on Wednesday 22 July. American electro house superstar Steve Aoki will also be coming to the […]

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

Local 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: […]


Line-up announced for second night of MTV Crashes Plymouth

MTV has announced that 20-year-old Dutch wonder-kid Oliver Heldens will headline day two of MTV Crashes Plymouth with Club MTV. Oliver Heldens was only 17 years old when the biggest record label in the dance industry, Spinnin’ Records, approached and signed him and he is now one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. […]


Over 31,000 experience the return of iOrchestra in Plymouth

More than 31,000 people experienced the recent iOrchestra events in Plymouth city centre, North Prospect, Whitleigh, Efford, Stonehouse and Devonport. Inspired by the latest digital technology, iOrchestra gave local people and communities the amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra. A whopping 26,873 visited Universe of Sound, the Philharmonia’s giant digital […]


MTV Crashes Plymouth announce Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne

BRIT, MOBO and Ivor Novello award winner Tinie Tempah and pop heavyweight Jess Glynne have been confirmed to appear on the first night of MTV Crashes Plymouth. Tinie Tempah, who had a number one with his debut album Disc-Overy and has won BRIT Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Single, will be […]


iOrchestra’s ‘Universe of Sound’ arrives in Plymouth

A huge digital installation that gives people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra will be open free of charge in Plymouth’s city centre piazza from Monday 27 April to Saturday 9 May. Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra’s ‘Universe of Sound’ will be open daily from 10am to 6pm […]


Extra capacity confirmed for MTV Crashes

Capacity at day two of this summer’s spectacular MTV Crashes Plymouth show has been increased following discussions between Plymouth City Council and MTV. Extra tickets will be released on Saturday 25 April, giving music fans a second chance to be part of the crowd on the second night of this year’s Crashes event (Thursday 23 […]


Tickets for two-day MTV Crashes Plymouth show now sold out

Tickets for this summer’s spectacular MTV Crashes Plymouth and Club MTV Crashes shows have now sold out. Pre-sale tickets for MTV Crashes Plymouth went on sale at 6pm last night and sold out in around two hours. Those allocated for general sale this morning were snapped up in just 15 minutes. See Tickets apologised to […]


iOrchestra MusicLab returns to Plymouth

MusicLab – iOrchestra’s touring musical truck – is back in Plymouth. Fuelled by the latest digital technology, the free pop-up ‘play-and-create’ truck will be visiting North Prospect, Whitleigh, Efford, Stonehouse and Devonport until Saturday 9 May. MusicLab offers schools, community groups and the public the chance to put themselves in the shoes of a horn, […]


Tickets go on sale for MTV Crashes Plymouth 2015

Tickets for this summer’s MTV Crashes Plymouth event will be on sale from Thursday 16 April. 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 […]


iOrchestra returns to Plymouth

A pioneering digital music project led by the Philharmonia Orchestra will return to Plymouth this April and May. Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra offers people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra. As in 2014, when more than 16,500 Plymouth people took part in the experience, the project will […]


Vital Sparks brings Hindu festival of Holi to Mutley

Six more projects have been given received Vital Sparks funding to put art and creativity into the heart of the community. The Plymouth Culture project, led by Plymouth City Council and funded by Arts Council England has awarded bursaries to groups that promise to create a buzz in their own communities. All these new and […]