Isle of MTV confirmed for 7 July

Music line-up to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Malta Tourism Authority has confirmed that Isle of MTV 2015 will take place on 7 July.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the MTA and MTV will collaborate in producing the Isle of MTV Malta Special concert in Florian, one of the must-attend highlights of the summer music calendar. 

“Isle of MTV is considered to be one of the coolest and most eclectic free European summer music events with a reputation for showcasing some of the biggest names from the international music scene,” the MTA said in a statement.

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. The 2014 performers included DJ Hardwell, Nicole Scherzinger, Kiesza, Dizzee Rascal and Enrique Inglesias.

The open-air concert features live performances, which will be filmed and edited into a 60-minute special that will broadcast across 20 MTV channels throughout Europe.

As part of an extensive integrated marketing campaign, the Isle of MTV Malta Special concert will be supported by marketing initiatives, all of which will drive awareness of the event as well as leverage MTV’s world renowned brand and unique youth insight, to further cement and promote Malta’s position as a holiday destination for young people. 

Marketing activities include an on-air brand campaign, a dedicated microsite (, and social media activity.

Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis expressed his satisfaction that for the ninth year running, the highly popular free open air concert music event Isle of MTV will be hosted in Malta.

The Isle of MTV Malta Special and the Malta Music Week have established themselves as the best annual events of the summer music calendar in the Mediterranean region.

“These events are catalysts to attract thousands of visiting fans from all around Europe who consider the Isle of MTV Malta as the most spectacular concert and a great music event.   Isle of MTV is a great opportunity for Malta to position itself as an attractive tourism destination amongst youths,” he said.

The minister said that the fact that the date was announced five months in advance will give MTA more time to market this international event in Malta’s primary and secondary tourism source markets.

“This year’s marketing campaigns will be intensified in order to attract as many visitors to the event as possible, focusing particularly on the younger generation. These will be targeted mostly via various social media platforms. To further encourage tourists to visit the Maltese Islands throughout the year, our Islands offer a vast and varied calendar of events which cater to the tastes of different individuals. Since the Isle of MTV has been held in Malta, the number of visitors to the island under the age of 24 has increased by 120.9% and now account for 19.9% of all tourists,” MTA CEO Paul Bugeja said.

The talent line-up and further details for Isle of MTV 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks.