Additional headliners join 2017 MTV EMA performer line up


MTV today announced additional headliners for the star-studded 2017 MTV EMA performer line up including breakout pop superstar Liam Payne, platinum selling hip-hop trail blazer and trendsetter Travis Scott and global hip-hop mega star French Montana. The 2017 MTV EMAs will air live on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

With a string of hits, UK pop-electronic wonders and “Best Song” nominees Clean Bandit were also announced today, for a special performance featuring a host of star names: Zara Larsson, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels—who is lead vocalist on the new Clean Bandit smash “Miss You,” which is released tomorrow. The artists join previously-announced performers Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.

James Bay, Will.i.am and David Guetta are added to present awards at the show, joining previously-announced presenters Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter.

The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast live from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

For the ceremony only one African performer from six nominated artists; Babes Wodumo, Nasty C, Wizkid, C4 Pedro, Davido and Nyashinski will be announced as the MTV EMAs Best Africa Act winner.

The full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here – voting is open until 12 November at 00.59 so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

Smirnoff is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the 2017 MTV EMAs.

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