Rotterdam: Host of MTV EMA & MTV Music Week

On Sunday 6 November, the MTV EMA will touch down in Rotterdam for the 2nd time in history! The greatest artists of the moment will gather at Ahoy for this world-famous music awards show. During the MTV Music Week leading up to the EMA you can enjoy awesome concerts, pop-up shows, and the REC festival with an international line-up at various venues in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the place to be in November!

Rotterdam as music capital

During the MTV Music Week Rotterdam will be transformed into the biggest musical hotspot of Europe. Concerts will take place – from pop to dance to hip hop – all over the city in unique settings and at exciting locations. The Rotterdam hip hop formation Broederliefde is performing, there is an MTV Pop Quiz in Rotown, there is new music to be heard during the Rotterdam Pop Week and big names like Skepta, Santigold and SBTRKT will be on stage during the 2-day festival MTV presents REC. Finally, BIRD/John106, 45 Life and Hiphophouse are organising ´Beyond the beat’ a tribute to Yo MTV Raps, with live music, workshops and an afterparty where among others nineties icon DJ Jazzy Jeff will be spinning.

Famous ambassadors

Afrojack, social influencer Monica Geuze and presenter Kay Nambiar are the official ambassadors of the Music week. Afrojack will be the face of everything related to this week during the events. Monica Geuze will take on the role of Social Media Host. Through her, you'll soon be able to follow all events online so you won’t have to miss a thing. She will also be hosting her own event at Annabel: Monica & Friends. Lastly, MTV host Kay Nambiar will be all over the place during the MTV Music Week and will be taking fans along for an exclusive look at various events.

Perfect match

MTV and Rotterdam fit together perfectly: we are both edgy, hip, young, urban, different, no-nonsense and bold! Futuristic architecture, an exciting nightlife, trendy bars and restaurants at unique locations, more than 170 nationalities: Rotterdam is looking forward to showing its diversity to the world during and prior to the MTV EMA. We are therefore pleased to invite you to come and experience the city and discover the nightlife!

The clip below – made by the Rotterdam collective Venour – will be broadcast via all MTV channels throughout the EU and beyond in the coming period.

Watch it on YouTube!


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