Chainsmokers to headline this summer’s Isle of MTV

The Chainsmokers, singers of the world-famous hits Closer and Don't Let Me Down, will headline this year's Isle of MTV festival   

Tim Diacono
7 February 2017, 11:22am
The Chainsmokers will headline this year's Isle of MTV festival
The Chainsmokers will headline this year's Isle of MTV festival

The world-famous duo The Chainsmokers have been announced as the first and headline act to perform at this summer’s Isle of MTV festival at the Granaries, Floriana. 

The American electro-dance duo shot into the global charts with their debut single #Selfie in 2014 and later hit stratospheric status with their 2016 hit Closer, Billboard Hot 100’s longest running #1 single of 2016. The track held the top spot for 12 uninterrupted weeks and recently broke the record for number of weeks at #1 on the Billboard Dance/Mixshow chart, topping the chart for 17 weeks running. The music video has over 1 billion views on Youtube. 

The Chainsmokers announced last week that they will release their debut album later this year via Columbia/Disruptor Records.

“The Chainsmokers absolutely dominated 2016 and we couldn’t be more excited to have them join us in Malta for Isle of MTV this year. It’s going to be an amazing, must experience event,” MTV’s Bruce Gillmer said.

The 11th edition of the Isle of MTV festival will be held on Tuesday 27 June, and further acts will be announced later.

It will be filmed and edited into a 60-minute special that will broadcast across 20 MTV channels throughout Europe.

The Malta Tourism Authority said that since Isle of MTV has been held in Malta, the number of under-24 year old tourists to the island has shot up by 120.% and now accounts for 20% of all tourists.