The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the most-anticipated events, is all set to kick off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, 25 August. Pop icon Lady Gaga will open the awards ceremony with the live performance of “Applause.”
The main event, which will start at 9 pm EST (6.30 am IST), will not have a host this time, MTV spokesperson confirmed to the New York Post.
Live performances expected by: Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Drake, Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis.
Rumored Reunion by: NSYNC
To commemorate the network’s beginnings, winners will receive a re-imagined Moonman statue, an iconic image to MTV.
“The very first moment MTV went on-air, it was with a countdown,” says Dave Sirulnick, an MTV executive vice president. “And at 1, a rocket blasted off — it was the Saturn V NASA rocket that went to the moon — and cut to an image of Buzz Aldrin on the moon planting the flag. And instead of the American flag it was the MTV flag.”
Over the years, the awards have been held at New York’s Lincoln Center, on the waterfront in Miami Beach, in a Las Vegas casino and in a Los Angeles arena turned into a black box theater.
“To this year in Brooklyn, what we are saying is let’s utilize the inspiration and culture that is pulsating in Brooklyn to create our environment,” Sirulnick says.
MTV will broadcast the Sunday’s event live from Barclays Center. You can live stream the event HERE provided by MTV’s VMA All Access. Music lovers can also watch the event live online on their phones, iPads or laptops.
The event will begin at 9 pm EST, but live streaming started on Wednesday.
“The idea [with the live feed] is to capture the energy of the Barclays Center up through the show,” Colin Helms, MTV’s SVP of digital media told Guardian Express.
Grimes (Claire Boucher) and Rachel Antonoff will be hosting the Red Carpet report which will start at 6 pm EST on Sunday.
Watch the MTV VMA’s on your local MTV TV channel.
International viewers can stream it LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/MTV
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