Tag Archives : Plymouth Hoe


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 […]


The poppies are coming home

Plymouth is to host a wave of the iconic ceramic poppies as part of a major national initiative, 14 -18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has announced it will present Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at its Plymouth Naval Memorial. […]


Let it be the place for #Beatlebums!

  Let it be… the place music fans take pictures at the spot where the Beatles sat on Plymouth Hoe. Plymouth officially unveiled its cheeky memorial to the Fab Four with Council leader Tudor Evans and music writer David Quantick the first to sit in the copper casts of four fab backsides. The image they […]


‘Here comes the bums’ – cheeky tribute to the Beatles!

We love this yeah, yeah, yeah! – A unique piece of modern art will be unveiled – next Wednesday 18 November – at the spot where the Beatles once sat on Plymouth Hoe. Casts of four fab butts have been laid in the ground where John, Paul, George and Ringo posed for a picture that […]


New flag raised in Hoe Garden public art project

The second in a series of flags celebrating Edward Stanley Gibbons, the Plymouth-born founder of the renowned Stanley Gibbons stamp business, has been raised in the Hoe Garden. The flags are the brainchild of artist Joanna Brinton, who won a public art commission from Plymouth City Council (supported by Plymouth Culture) to showcase local artists […]


Step back to the 1930s as Tinside Lido celebrates 80th birthday

Plymouth’s spectacular Tinside Lido will be celebrating its 80th birthday in style with a weekend full of 1930s vintage charm. Visitors to the art deco complex on Saturday 12 and 13 September will be able to step back in time and enjoy a cream tea at poolside café, with music from the era and staff […]


Everything you need to know about MTV Crashes Plymouth

With 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 […]


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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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 […]


De-lightful! See Smeaton’s Tower in a new light ….

Plymouth’s iconic Smeaton’s Tower is to be lit up in all its glory for the first time on Wednesday evening. The lighthouse on the Hoe will be in the spotlight as the new LED lights get switched on. From Wednesday night, a white light will shine on the lighthouse whose design became the template for […]


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 […]


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 […]


Let there be light – testing for one night

Historic city landmarks will be getting a glimpse of life in the spotlight tonight with trial lighting tests.  Technical trials are taking place at the Mayflower Steps, Mount Batten tower and Charles Cross.  The trials are being carried out to check the effect of the lamps proposed and the intensity of the lighting from the […]


Plymouth gets better connected for free with BT Wi-fi

Planning permission has now been given for wi-fi transmitters to be installed on lamp posts as part of the roll-out of free BT Wi-fi in Plymouth. Engineers will begin installing transmitters on lamp posts and buildings in preparation for a free wi-fi network going live this Spring across a wider area of the city centre […]


Waterfront cycling improvements complete

Families can now enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. The route is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard. A new contraflow cycle lane now runs eastwards along Madeira […]


New lease of life for liner lookout

A watch tower overlooking Plymouth Sound is getting a new lease of life, thanks to an exciting, award-winning scheme to entice entrepreneurs with cracking ideas. The ‘Liner Lookout’ stands on Plymouth’s world-famous Hoe and is one of a number of sites in the city centre and on Plymouth’s stunning waterfront being marketed for use under […]


Grow Wild goes wild! Last call to cast your vote for Plymouth

Wow! Plymouth’s Grow Wild campaign has gone wild on the web, on twitter and in the streets but time is running out as voting ends on midnight of Tuesday 4 November. Now the Council and its partners are asking for one last push to get the City to Sea the votes it needs to get […]


Sea of Poppies for City to Sea in Plymouth?

A sea of poppies could be planted on the walk towards the Hoe’s war memorial as part of the exciting City to Sea project to bring wildflowers into the heart of Plymouth. More details and images of what could be a spectacular wildflower tribute to Plymouth’s proud military past are being unveiled as support for […]


MTV Crashes treat for Children in Care

Hundreds of Plymouth children and young people who are supported by the city’s children’s services enjoyed last night’s MTV Crashes event after receiving free tickets. Plymouth City Council and Destination Plymouth gave 1,000 complimentary tickets to children in care, their carers, young people leaving care, along with other young people receiving extra support or making […]


Local entertainment night to follow MTV Crashes

A second night of live music will take place on Plymouth Hoe this week as 12 local bands perform on the MTV Crashes Plymouth stage the day after the sell-out event. Hosted by Plymouth City Council, the event will take place on Wednesday 16 July, with entertainment starting from 5pm. Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith […]


Two awards for Plymouth Your Space

A Plymouth project to give new life to empty shops and spaces has picked up two national awards. The Plymouth Your Space project won the ‘diversifying the business mix’ category at the Association for Town & City Management National Partnership awards and then scooped their ‘National Partnership of the Year’ award. City organisations formed a […]


Twelve local acts to perform on MTV Crashes stage

Twelve local acts will get to perform on the massive MTV Crashes Plymouth stage the day after the sell-out event. Plymouth City Council is hosting a free evening show on Wednesday 16 July to celebrate local talent and give anyone who was unable to secure tickets for MTV Crashes Plymouth an opportunity to experience another […]


The 1975 and Kiesza join MTV Crashes Plymouth line-up

Number one selling band The 1975 and electro-pop breakthrough artist Kiesza have joined the stellar line-up for MTV Crashes Plymouth. The sold out show, which takes place on the Hoe on Tuesday 15 July, is being organised in collaboration with the Council and is one of the highlights in this year’s Three Towns centenary celebrations. […]


Example to rock the Hoe when MTV Crashes Plymouth

Chart topping singer and rapper Example is the latest act to be added to the line-up for this summer’s eagerly awaited MTV Crashes Plymouth event on Tuesday 15 July. He joins the BRIT Award winning Kaiser Chiefs for the spectacular show on Plymouth Hoe, with more acts yet to be announced. Example first found success […]