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MTV Europe Music Awards

6 November 2003

Music Awards at Leith

Leith is to host the 10th Anniversary MTV Europe Music Awards on 6 November 2003.  The event will bring top celebrities to Leith.  This will be the first time that the event has been hosted in Scotland.

The event will be broadcast live to a 110 million homes in Europe and to a further audience of  1 billion around the world.

A 6,000 capacity venue is to be built on the waterfront at Western Harbour, Leith Docks, specially for the ceremony.

Herald & Post  -  15 May 2003  -  page 1

It has been reported that performers might include Britney Spears, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Coldplay.

Herald & Post  -  15 May 2003  -  page 1

Princes Street Gardens

It is proposed to stage a simultaneous show for an audience of up to 10,000 in Princes Street Gardens, featuring live views of the ceremony beamed from Leith onto a giant screen together with live performance on stage in Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh Outlook:  September 2003

Other Concerts

DF Concerts, the organizers of a recent Robbie Williams concert at Murrayfield and of the "T in the Park Festival" are reported to be planning a week of shows for Edinburgh during the week of the MTV Awards.

Herald & Post:  11 September 2003

Cruise Liner

Forth Ports Authorities has announced:

-   A cruise liner may be berthed in Leith Docks to be used as a floating hotel for guests.  A liner could be expected to accommodate up to 1,800 people.

-   A temporary venue is to be built for the event in Western Harbour, Leith, to accommodate 6,000 people.

Edinburgh Evening News  -  21 May 2003  -  page 8


Several people have asked me how they can obtain tickets for this event.  All I know now [12 August 03] is what I have read in the press and on the Internet.

This event is primarily an event for the music industry, but it is proposed to make a small number of tickets available to the public. 

The BBC web site and others have announced that tickets will go on sale 6 weeks before the event .  That would be late September 2003.

It may be worthwhile clicking on the link below occasionally to see if any answer has been found:     An Oasis

Web Site

An MTV web site is to be launched on 29 September.  It will be available in eight different languages and will include a photo gallery and videos from previous years' events.  The web site address is:  www.mtv.co.uk


MTV Awards  -  Sale of Tickets



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