MTV Music Week

By Megan Potterton

MTV Music Week took place in Plymouth last week, which saw exciting music events being held at venues all across the city.

Young people attended events at some of Britain’s Ocean City’s top music venues, including Plymouth Pavilions, The Treasury, The Hub and Plymouth University SU. The week aimed to celebrate ‘all things music’, which included live music nights, panel talks, workshops and artist interviews.

While Plymouth Pavilions arguably got to host the biggest event of the week (Pale Waves, The Amazons and The Vaccines all performed on Thursday night), MTV Music Week organisers also put on an array of day time events for young people interested in a career in the creative industries.

We spoke to Carl Smith, Digital Content Editor of Heat, who was on the panel for the Social Influencers event that took place at Plymouth University SU on Thursday. He said, ‘It was great to be on the Social Influencers panel at MTV Music Week Plymouth; getting some great tips from Chloe (Ferry, Geordie Shore) and Sam (Gowland, Geordie Shore) and meeting students looking to get into the industry. Hopefully we answered some of the audience’s burning questions about all things socials!’

MTV Music Week followed a five year run of MTV hosting an outdoor event on Plymouth Hoe. Although this year followed a different format, the week offered some fantastic opportunities for young people to not only watch live music, but also find out more about how to succeed in a creative career. Hopefully it will return to Plymouth again soon!

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