2024 MTV European Music Awards Set for Co-Op Live Arena in Manchester

February 29, 2024 - News


The 2024 MTV European Music Awards will return to the U.K. for the first time in seven years in the fall when the show touches down at the country’s newest venue on Nov. 10. The 30th anniversary edition of the EMAs will take place at Manchester’s brand-new Co-op Live — which will be the U.K.’s largest indoor arena when it opens in April — also marking the event’s first visit to that city.



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The show will be broadcast from the 23,500-capacity multi-purpose arena to more than 150 countries and air in a number of territories on Pluto TV and on-demand on Paramount+. “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,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming & events, paramount, and chief content officer, music, Paramount+ in a statement. “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 northern English town that birthed such music legends as the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Joy Division/New Order, Oasis, the Chemical Brothers and the Verve, among many others, is the perfect choice for this year’s event according to Manchester City Council leader Councillor Bev Craig.

“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,” Craig said in a statement. “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!”

At press time a host and musical lineup for the show had not yet been announced.

Last year’s EMAs were called off just two weeks before the show was set to take place in Paris due to what MTV called the “volatility of world events” in the wake of the brutal surprise attack by Hamas militants on Israel and the subsequent war. The network later released a list of winners on the planned show date, with Taylor Swift taking home three awards and Nicki Minaj, Måneskin and BTS’ Jung Kook all doubling-up on honors.

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