LONDON / NEW YORK –26 January 2013
– It's official: MTV
will be riding high in Amsterdam! The network announced today that Amsterdam
, the renowned culture-capital of the Netherlands, will be the host city of the "2013 MTV EMA
," MTV's global awards show that highlights the year's hottest musical artists from around the world. Coming off the show's record-breaking performance last year from Frankfurt, Germany, the "2013 MTV EMA
" will broadcast live Sunday, November 10th at 9PM CET*
from the stunning new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
"We're very excited to partner with the city of Amsterdam, a true world class music city and top destination for artists," said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming/Events, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).
"Each year the MTV EMA celebrates the biggest names in music from every corner of the globe and showcases unbelievable performances from today's most exciting acts. We're confident that Amsterdam, and the cutting-edge Ziggo Dome, with its state of the art facilities, will be the perfect setting for what will be a very memorable and spectacular '2013 MTV EMA.'"
"I am thrilled to see the MTV EMA return to my home country, the Netherlands," commented Dan Ligtvoet, Managing Director, VIMN Northern Europe
. "Amsterdam already served as the backdrop for the legendary MTV Europe launch party at the Roxy and we will make sure that, with this year's MTV EMA, the citizens of Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands will be treated again to a star-studded music extravaganza - which at the same time will allow us to showcase our Dutch audiences' zest and enthusiasm across the globe."
Added Vice Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, Carolien Gehrels:
"We are honoured that Amsterdam has been selected to host the 2013 MTV EMAs. This is great news for the city for a number of reasons: it promises to be an exciting event for young people and music lovers in the city, it will provide opportunities for businesses in these difficult economic times and it will allow Amsterdam to raise its international profile. A great event at an ideal moment."
Commented Leon Ramakers, co-founder, Ziggo Dome & former CEO, Mojo Concerts
: "From its conception, we were determined to bring the MTV EMA to the Ziggo Dome. We're very pleased that MTV shares our enthusiasm for our new venue and we can't wait until 10 November!"*Please check local listings; the show will air tape delayed in some markets.-ENDS-
Notes to Editor:
Created with the aim of honoring the music and artists that fans love, the MTV EMA takes place in different cities every year. Past host cities include Frankfurt (2012), Belfast (2011), Madrid (2010), Berlin (2009), Liverpool (2008), Munich (2007), Copenhagen (2006), Lisbon (2005), Rome (2004), Edinburgh (2003), Barcelona (2002), Frankfurt (2001), Stockholm (2000), Dublin (1999), Milan (1998), Rotterdam (1997), London (1996), Paris (1995) and Berlin (1994).