Belfast is bracing itself for an invasion of some of the biggest names in pop music ahead of this weekend’s MTV EMAs.
With both the George Best City and Belfast International airports on standby for the arrival of private jets and commercial flights carrying many of the artists, several have already touched down early to prepare for the star-studded event at the Odyssey Arena this Sunday.
Fifteen years ago, most musicians avoided Belfast – now it’s hosting the MTV European Music Awards.
On Sunday, Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Justin Bieber are set to stroll down a red carpet in Northern Ireland, on their way in to MTV’s European Music Awards.
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Belfast’s a great city. It’s got a great heritage of music. And they’ve put on a music week in the run-up to our show, which not only gets everyone ready, but also highlights the breadth and wealth of local talent.
Two Door Cinema Club are one of the latest bands to emerge from Belfast.
It’s a sign that, as well as attracting world-class acts to the city, Northern Ireland is increasingly confident about its home-grown talent.