Snow Patrol confirm MTV Awards giog

Snow Patrol are to perform at Belfast City Hall on the night MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMA) are hosted by the city.

Snow Patrol are to perform at Belfast City Hall on the night MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMA) are hosted by the city.

Tickets will be free and available from Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Around 15,000 fans are expected to see the Bangor band, with the show fed live into the 2011 MTV EMAs taking place simultaneously at the Odyssey Arena on November 6.

A statement for the band said: “We’re really looking forward to performing for the EMAs at such a special location on home turf. It’s going to be a great night and a lot of fun.”

Joining them at the City Hall will be chart-topping US singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

He said: “I am very excited to perform for my Irish fans and visit Belfast for the first time.”

US rock trio Boyce Avenue will open the event.

Tickets, available from the Belfast Welcome Centre, will be restricted to four per person and available to over-16s only (proof of age will be required). They will only be issued for under-16s if accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will also be available from www.gotobelfast.com.

The event will be headlined by Coldplay. Also present will be Jessie J, who has racked up Number 1 hits in 18 markets worldwide in the past year.

Los Angeles-based LMFAO, famous for the hit Party Rock Anthem, will also make their debut at the European Music Awards. They will join the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the event.

Belfast City Council and the NI Tourist Board have already contributed almost £900,000 towards the event which, the council said, could generate more than £10m for Northern Ireland.

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