The annual Isle of MTV music event in Malta is an MTV Networks International (MTVNI) production. A world class line up of artistes will play in a free live concert on the Granaries in Floriana in front of a crowd which annually tops the 50,000 mark. Once again this promises to be one of the summer’s must-see musical events. The Isle of MTV Malta is unique in offering young people across Europe an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the world’s best new and established artistes here in Malta, and for free. This event has become an important annual destination for music lovers.
The line-up for the 2015 edition includes: DJ Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Echosmith and Tori Kelly.
Riding high after an incredible 2014 – Martin Garrix cemented his position as one of the world’s biggest DJ’s. Garrix stormed the DJ Mag Top 100 in 2014, smashing into #4 position as a result of sensational break-out dance anthem ‘Animals’ which catapulted him into the spotlight. The monster hit received almost half a billion views on YouTube and topped the charts around the world, earning the platinum status in the US.
Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo’s successes rank up there with some of the best-selling, radio-dominating pop artists of the day. In the five years since he ascended from his beginnings as a song writer, Derulo has sold over 45 million singles worldwide and racked up over 1.7 billion views on YouTube and 1 billion plays on Spotify.Derulo’s 2014 album, Talk Dirty, spawned five platinum singles that sold a collective 16 million units worldwide.
Even before Echosmith released its debut album Talking Dreams, the Los Angeles band had been ascending by leaps & bounds. The siblings are gearing up for an even bigger 2015 with new single “Bright,” after 2014 solidified them as a truly breakout act with the success of “Cool Kids . The “Cool Kids” video has racked up almost 30 million views on YouTube & “Bright” is set to follow in its footsteps.
In 2012, Kelly got a major break when her cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You,” went viral, racking up 22 million views. The California native began playing shows at local cafes to build more support for her music. Her first show in LA, was attended by music manager Scooter Braun (Manager to Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber) – impressed by her sweetly soaring vocals and graceful guitar-playing, Braun signed on to represent her and secured her a deal with Capitol Records. Kelly is now set to release her album ‘Unbreakable Smile’
Previous performers have included Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, N*E*R*D, One Republic, Maroon 5, Akon, Kid Rock, David Guetta, Metro Station, Snoop Dogg, LMFAO, Jesse J, will.i.am and Rita Ora amongst others. The 2014 performers included DJ Hardwell, Nicole Scherzinger, Kiesza, Dizzee Rascal and Enrique Inglesias.
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