MTV, in partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority, has announced that multi-platinum selling, funk-pop band, DNCE, and chart-topping DJ and producer, Jonas Blue, will take the stage at this year’s ISLE OF MTV MALTA live music festival. Both acts will join The Chainsmokers in performing for thousands of festival goers at this must-see event when it returns to Malta’s Il Fosos Square on Tuesday, June 27.
Making their global debut in 2015, with their triple platinum-selling breakout smash, Cake By The Ocean, DNCE (Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless) recently took home the win for “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV EMAs and “Best New Artist” at last year’s MTV VMAs. Their self-titled debut album, DNCE, released in November 2016, charted internationally and includes the follow-up hit singles, Toothbrush and Body Moves. Their new single, Kissing Strangers, features global superstar Nicki Minaj and is currently the most added song at Top 40 radio in the US.
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“We couldn’t be more excited to have DNCE and Jonas Blue join us in Malta this summer. Isle Of MTV 2017 is pacing to be our best ever!”- Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Viacom Global Entertainment Group.
2016 MTV EMA nominee, Jonas Blue, took the music industry by storm in last year with his debut single, Fast Car, featuring Dakota. Selling over 6 million records worldwide, it was the biggest selling single globally of the year from a debut British artist. This followed with equally great international success with his second and third dance hits, Perfect Strangers, featuring JP Cooper, and By Your Side, featuring RAYE. Jonas is poised for continued worldwide success in 2017 and beyond, having now sold more than 13 million records and been streamed 2 billion times.
“I can’t wait to bring my live band to party with you at this year’s Isle of MTV! Looking forward to seeing you all there in Malta on June 27.” – Jonas Blue
Friday, June 23: Cheat Codes & Club MTV @ Gianpula
Saturday, June 24: Pacha on Tour with Don Diablo @ Aria
Sunday, June 25: Café Del Mar Sunset Party featuring Kungs @ Café Del Mar
Tuesday, June 27: Isle of MTV 2017 headlined by The Chainsmokers, also featuring Jonas Blue & DNCE @ Il Fosos Square
Tuesday, June 27: Isle of MTV Malta Official After Party @ Uno
Wednesday, June 28: HedKandi House Sessions @ Cafe Del Mar
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.