Win a chance to take center stage in Malta´s Il-Fosos Square, Floriana on Wednesday 25th June 2014

London, Milan - 30 May 2014: MTV has announced a BATTLE OF THE BANDS competition in Malta, giving one lucky local band the opportunity to perform at this summer´s must-attend live music event, Isle of MTV 2014. On Wednesday, 25th June 2014, the winning act will open the stage for some of the hottest musical performers including the world´s No. 1 DJ HARDWELL and electro-pop singer songwriter KEISZA. Now in its eighth year, MTV´s biggest live summer music event will be held in Malta´s historic Il-Fosos Square, Floriana, in partnership with Malta Tourism Authority and sponsored by House of Marley and Someone Like Me.

One talented band will not only have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform live in front of an anticipated crowd of 50,000 at the 2014 Isle of MTV,but will also receive a Director´s cut multi-cam broadcast edit of their show, a published interview with MTV News and the publication of their performance on the official Isle of MTV website.

To enter, local bands can submit an entry on between 30 May 2014 and 6 June 2014.An MTV judging panel will select the top bands that will compete in a public vote between 12 June and 17 June.The official winner will be announced on 18 June 2014.

With additional performers for Isle of MTV 2014 still to be announced in the coming weeks, the franchise has a reputation for showcasing some of the biggest names from the international music scene. Previous performers have included Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, N*E*R*D, One Republic, Maroon 5, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Kid Rock, David Guetta, Metro Station, Snoop Dogg, LMFAO, Jesse J, and Rita Ora amongst others.

Isle of MTV 2014 is sponsored by music and lifestyle brand House of Marley and Someone Like Me, a global sex education campaign partnership between Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation.


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About Isle of MTV

Now in its eighth year, the Isle of MTV franchise has seen past performers such as Jessie J,, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, David Guetta, Kid Rock, Kelis, The Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, The Chemical Brothers, Enrique Iglesias, N*E*R*D, Shaggy, Garbage, Jazzy Jeff, Gorillaz, OneRepublic and Morcheeba rock the Isle of MTV stage.

Previous Isle of MTV main event locations have included Torre de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (2002), Ile du Gaou, Six-Fours Les Plages, France (2003), Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain (2004), Piazza dell Unita’ d’Italia, Trieste, Italy (2005).

About VIMN Advertising & Brand Solutions

VIMN Advertising & Brand Solutions is Viacom’s international in-house brand solutions sales business. It represents all the TV, digital and mobile channels of Viacom International Media Networks – including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, non-premium Paramount Pictures branded channels, VH1, VIVA, MTVHD, COLORS, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, a channel for US Hispanic audiences. Viacom brands are seen globally in nearly 700 million households in 168 territories and 37 languages via more than 205 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. 

About House of Marley

House of Marley realises Bob’s vision of One Love, One World by creating lifestyle products that are crafted to last, use earth-friendly materials and benefit people and the planet.

House of Marley products are sold in markets worldwide, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.House of Marley donates five percent of annual profits to 1Love, the global movement sparked by the Marley family that provides funding to charities and causes focused on youth, planet and peace.

MARLEY Over-Ear, On-Ear and In-Ear headphones and audio systems reproduce your favourite music with smooth, powerful bass, stunningly precise mids and an energised high-end. Each product undergoes custom tuning to deliver the most realistic and powerful performances possible. MARLEY accessories perfectly combine form and function in every design across every category. From the military inspired bag collection to an expressive and refined assortment of watches, each product is crafted from sustainable materials and designed to blend personal style with Earth-friendly values.

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About Someone Like Me
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About the MTV Staying Alive Foundation:

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is an international content-producing and grant-giving organization dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV among young people. The Foundation creates and distributes challenging and entertaining HIV prevention content across MTV channels and with third-party broadcasters, while finding and funding young leaders who are tackling the HIV epidemic in their own communities.  

To date, MTV Staying Alive Foundation programming has reached 100% of the top 50 countries affected by HIV, and has awarded 488 grants in 67 countries around the world, distributing nearly $4.5 million to grassroots HIV prevention projects. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is registered as a UK charity and as a 501c3 charitable organization in the US.

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