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  • 21 October 2014

    Casting opportunity for the MTV EMA

    MTV has announced today that it will be launching a search for more than 2,000 of Scotland’s most enthusiastic music fans to be cast as part of the 2014 MTV EMA, which will be broadcast from The SSE Hydro, Glasgow at 9pm on Sunday 9 November 2014.

    From 10:00 – 20:00 on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November, the MTV EMA team will be at The SSE Hydro and will be looking for fans aged 16+ that love music and want to be on-camera and part of the show!

    To be in with a chance of being selected for this once in a life-time experience – which will involve being part of the glittering MTV EMA Red Carpet, in addition to to having close up views of performances by some of the biggest artists in the world including Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Charlie XCX, Royal Blood and Kiesza (with many more names to be announced) - contestants simply have to prove to a panel of judges – in 60 seconds – why they should be cast.

    Taking inspiration from the 2014 MTV EMA show theme ‘Time-Machine’, participants (or groups of friends or family up to a maximum of 10), will have lots of scope to be as creative as they like to impress the judges, who will also be looking for positivity, personality and imagination. 

    Joining the MTV EMA casting team on the panel will be Capital Radio DJ Garry Spence.

    To be in with a chance of being selected, entrants must:

    Attend the MTV EMA casting (either on Saturday 1 November or Sunday 2 November from 10:00 –20:00 CET)
    Be over 16 and able to show photo ID (e.g. driver’s licence or passport).
    Be dynamic, confident and effervescent - with a clear love of a wide variety of music
    Be happy to follow clear instructions
    Be happy to be filmed by MTV

    … and that’s not the only way music lovers can experience the 2014 MTV EMA…

    MTV recently made seated off-camera MTV EMA tickets available to purchase via a public ballot organised in conjunction with Ticketmaster – with more seated tickets to be released in the coming weeks.  

    MTV is also soon to announce an additional live music event that will take place simultaneous to the MTV EMA; as well as details of MTV Music Week – a series of music events that will be held in Glasgow during the week of the MTV EMA – the first event will be revealed later this week.

    Official media partners for the “2014 MTV EMA” (including Capital Radio and STV) are hosting exclusive competitions offering hundreds of fans the chance to win free tickets to watch the show from the ‘Hyperspace’ an exclusive standing location inside The SSE Hydro.

    Category: International Events

  • 20 October 2014

    Watch Tiree Wave Classic 2014 Highlights

     

    The pro competition at this years wave classic saw a new and unique knockout format - THE QUICKENING!
    Check out some of the best action we have seen here in many years!
    Tiree Wave Classic 2014 is funded by Argyll &Bute Council and supported by EventScotland the BWA, Puravida Boardriders, Wild Diamond, Tiree Lodge Hotel, Calmac Ferries and the community of Tiree

    The pro competition at this years wave classic saw a new and unique knockout format - THE QUICKENING!

    Check out some of the best action Tiree Wave Classic has seen here in many years.

    Tiree Wave Classic 2014 is funded by Argyll &Bute Council and supported by EventScotland the BWA, Puravida Boardriders, Wild Diamond, Tiree Lodge Hotel, Calmac Ferries and the community of Tiree.

    Watch now >>

     

    Category: International Events

  • 17 October 2014

    Enchanted Forest Surpasses All Box Office Expectations

    Organisers of The Enchanted Forest, a Perthshire Big Tree Country event and Scotland’s multi-award winning sound and light show and recently crowned Scotland’s Best Cultural Event, confirmed today that ticket sales for their thirteenth show have already surpassed last year’s record breaking box office figures and that they are now on target to extend a warm Highland welcome to more than 45,000 visitors this year.

    The event attracted a record breaking 40,000 visitors last year and this year the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company that organises the event extended capacity, adding on an extra night to help accommodate the growing demand.

     Organisers are now encouraging members of the public, specifically those planning to attend in the final week of the show, that there are only several hundred tickets remaining for this year’s show and they should buy their tickets now or they risk having to wait until 2015 to see the event. 

     Graham Brown, chairman of the Highland Perthshire Area Community Interest Company which runs The Enchanted Forest, commented:

     “The demand for tickets at box office this year has been unprecedented. Sales are up significantly on the previous year, and the speed at which they have been selling has really taken everyone by surprise. Our box office team have been working day and night to fulfil demand which has been at levels three times higher than we would normally expect. We are fast running out of available tickets so, to avoid disappointment, we’d advise anyone who has left it to the very last minute to book not to take it for granted and to book now.

     “Every year we have a lot of people who travel significant distances to attend the event without purchasing their tickets in advance, and we’re keen to ensure that everyone has a positive trip to Pitlochry and that they get to see the show.”

     The event attracts visitors from all over the UK and, indeed, the world and the positive economic benefit to the local area this year is estimated to exceed £2million for the first time in the show’s history. Just last week, the event won a trio of trophies at the Scottish Event Awards, taking home the title of Best Cultural Event for an impressive third time. It has also been recently shostlisted for a covered Scottish Thistle Award for Best Event and Best Outdoor Experience, although will have to wait until November to find out its fate.

     The 2014 show elemental has been designed by a creative team led by Derek Allan including Scottish lighting designers Kate Bonney and Simon Hayes, and specially composed and recorded music, and sound effects by RJ McConnell and Jon Beales. Together they have created a dazzling and engaging show which celebrates the stunning woodland setting of the event and appropriately marks the Year of Homecoming Scotland.

    The event runs until Sunday 26th October. For further information about the Enchanted Forest visit the Enchanted Forest website at www.enchantedforest.org.uk  

    Category: National Events

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