MTV European Music Awards 2016 in Rotterdam

MTV European Music Awards 2016 in Rotterdam   

Wednesday 02 December 2015
Rotterdam is delighted to host the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) for the second time. The "2016 MTV EMA" will take place on 6 November in Ahoy Rotterdam. MTV announced this on Sunday 25 October prior to the EMA´s 2015 in Milan.

MTV EMA is one of the biggest music shows in the world. The award show will be broadcast in 115 countries and reaches 130 million households. Ahoy, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and the municipality have worked closely together to get the EMA´s to Rotterdam for a second time.

Alderman Pex Langenberg (Culture): "The MTV EMA´s fits well in Rotterdam and our events policy where "Young City” is one of the themes. It also yields much for the city, both economically and in publicity."

The prestigious event will take place at Ahoy Rotterdam. Ahoy - director Peter van der Veer: "Ahoy is very pleased with the return of the MTV EMA’s to Rotterdam, THE international music event of the year. Back in 1997 we already accommodated this wonderful music event. In 2016 it takes place at the same venue but one that has been completely renovated and extended. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to create an amazing spectacle that will become one of the most memorable European Music Awards in the history of MTV. We look forward to it!"

The MTV EMA’s in Rotterdam features nicely on the events calendar of 2016. Johan Moerman, director Rotterdam Festivals, "the port, modern architecture, sports, cultural and art events at an international level and an ample offering for a young and diverse audience . That is Rotterdam, one of the best festival cities in the world (according to International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)). We are very happy to host the MTV EMA’s in our city and will make this an unforgettable experience for the artists, visitors and residents of the city."

Ron Voskuilen, director Rotterdam Partners: “Worldwide MTV is considered as one of the strongest brands among youth and music lovers. That the MTV EMA’s will be held in Rotterdam has a major impact on the international profile of the city. Around and during the show in 2016, Rotterdam will be considered as THE place for these two groups. Images of the city will go all over the world. That is invaluable for the marketing of the city. "

Foto door: Getty Images for MTV