Grammy-nominated duo to make Malta debut

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Shooting straight into the global charts with their debut single #Selfie in 2014 – just a few short years, three multiplatinum singles and five billion streams later, the electro-dance music twosome (comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart – The Chainsmokers), hit stratospheric status with their 2016 single 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 17 weeks running.

The Chainsmokers have been announced as the first and headline act to perform at MTV’s annual open-air, summer music festival – Isle of MTV Malta. Widely regarded across the music industry as one of the “breakout acts” of 2016, the multi-platinum selling duo will perform the closing set under the stars, on Tuesday, June 27. MTV’s partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority was recently renewed for a further four years and will be returning to the sun-lit island for what is the 11th consecutive year.


The pair had left it up to their fans to decide whether they were to release an album or not – and the clamor has been heard across the world. In response to popular demand, The Chainsmokers announced last week that they will release their debut album this year via Columbia/Disruptor Records. Their latest single Paris is out now.

“The Chainsmokers absolutely dominated 2016 & 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!” – Bruce Gillmer, EVP, Music, Talent Programming and Events, MTV


Isle of MTV Malta will be filmed and edited into a 60-minute special that will broadcast across 20 MTV channels throughout Europe. The show will also be supported across all MTV social media platforms as well as via a bespoke website. As part of an extensive integrated marketing campaign, the Isle of MTV Malta 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. Over the ten years that Isle of MTV has been held in Malta, the number of visitors to the island under the age of 24 has increased by 120% and now accounts for 20% of all tourists.

The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta’s patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire’s most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

For more information, visit: visitmalta.com or visitmalta.com/en/isle-of-mtv.