Five Quick Facts about Scotland: The Perfect Stage...for Music
1. In 2003, Scotland hosted the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Watched by an estimated one billion people from 28 countries, the event featured performances by artists such as Beyoncé, Pink and the Black Eyed Peas and generated £8.9m for Scotland.
2. Scotland has produced numerous award winning bands and musicians like The Fratellis, Biffy Clyro, Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Annie Lennox, Paolo Nutini and Bobby Gillespie, lead singer and founder of Primal Scream.
3. T in the Park has been held annually in Scotland since 1994. This year, more than 120 acts played to an estimated audience of 85,000.
4. Radio 1’s Big Weekend came to Dundee in 2006 and entertained 30,000 over two days at the biggest free music festival in the UK with acts like Muse, Snow Patrol and Editors.
5. In 2009, Scotland hosted the MOBO awards, the first host outside London in its 13 year history, and it received global attention and widespread feedback haling it a massive success and wonderful event to be part of.