The 2024 MTV EMAs will take place in Manchester for the first time ever.

The MTV EMAs 2024 will take place in Manchester

The MTV EMAs 2024 will take place in Manchester

The annual music awards ceremony is now in its 30th year and will be broadcast live from the brand-new, purpose-built live entertainment arena Co-op Live on MTV in over 150 countries on Sunday 10th November and will also be available in multiple territories on Pluto TV and on-demand on Paramount+.

Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming Events, Paramount, and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+, said: "The MTV EMAs is one of the biggest global music celebrations, bringing together local and international artists to create iconic performances for fans around the world. With music at the very heart of Manchester’s rich creative heritage, this vibrant city - with the state-of-the-art Co-op Live - will guarantee a supercharged 2024 show."

The first Europe Music Awards in 1994 was broadcast from Berlin, Germany, and has been hosted in several major cities over the years including Milan, Paris, and Rome.

The ceremony was first broadcast in London in 1996 and was hosted by former Take That star Robbie Williams and was later Edinburgh, Scotland in 2003 by Christina Aguilera whilst Katy Perry was at the helm in Liverpool in 2008.

In 2011, Selena Gomez hosted the ceremony in Belfast, Northern Ireland before Nicki Minaj took the reins in Edinburgh for the 2014 show whilst Rita Ora presented the event in London in 2017.

Last year, the ceremony had to be cancelled for the first time ever because of the 2023 Israel–Hamas war, France's terrorism high alert and airport security threats.

The Manchester show will be the first time the event has been broadcast from the UK since Little Mix took on the hosting duties at Breakfast Television Centre in London in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "As a city that is known the world over for our legendary music scene, MTV could not have picked a better place for this year's EMAs. With the expertise, experience and reputation we also have for delivering successful, world-class events, we're confident Manchester will provide a superb platform for the best MTV EMAs yet, and look forward to welcoming MTV and the global music community to our city for what is set to be an epic celebration of music and artists. Manchester meets MTV - we can't wait!"

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