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Saturday 20 September 2014

Coldplay join a Red Hot line-up at Belfast MTV awards

Chris Martin, Coldplay

Coldplay are set to perform at next month's MTV European Music Awards in Belfast.

The Grammy and Brit award-winners, who have just released their latest album Mylo Xyloto, are the latest act to sign up for this year's star-studded event, hosted for the first time in Northern Ireland.

It will be a first as well for British pop star Jessie J, who will make her MTV EMA debut in Belfast on November 6.

Also gracing the stage will be LA-based duo LMFAO, whose ubiquitous Party Rock Anthem has dominated the number one spot on iTunes charts in 19 countries. The three acts — who are each up for multiple EMAs this year — join previously announced performers the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The event will be hosted by multi-talented singer and actress Selena Gomez and will come from three venues in the city, with the Odyssey Arena being the main location. The other two are yet to be announced.

“I can’t quite believe I’m nominated for three awards. It’s like a dream. And being nominated for Best UK/Ireland Act alongside artists like Adele, Coldplay, Kasabian and Florence is an honour,” said Jessie J.

Coldplay have sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven Grammy awards and six Brits. The band’s last album, 2008’s Viva La Vida, charted at number one in 36 countries.

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