MTV Crashes Plymouth Yet Again – 2017 Roundup
Despite the torrential downpour typical of British summers, MTV returned triumphantly to Plymouth’s windswept shores bringing the best in pop and dance music to the picturesque south west. This year marked MTV’s fourth year of hosting the festival on Plymouth Hoe and built on the success of previous years with an impressively high profile line up across the two action packed days.
The first day brought in the highest calibre, chart topping pop acts from across the UK and beyond. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the day was a high energy, nostalgia packed set from pop-rockers Busted. The day continued with a hit filled performance from Clean Bandit and a spectacular set from headliners, Sigma. Crashes’ second day, Club MTV, focused more on dance music and featured euphoric DJ sets from the likes of Martin Garrix, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City.
The popularity of music festivals has been steadily rising in the UK over the last few years, the result being an explosion of boutique festivals catering to the needs of festivals goers who aren’t necessarily interested in the ‘big-hitters’ such as Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds. MTV Crashes Plymouth has managed to carve out a niche to separate itself from the hordes of small festivals sprouting up around the UK – a small scale festival that offers exactly what you’d expect from MTV: line ups of chart topping acts. The festival has successfully brought music fans to an area that is often criminally overlooked by touring artists. Being set outside of university term-time also means that instead of simply attracting the city’s student population the festival is managing to bring new visitors to the area.
But this year’s MTV Crashes Plymouth has proved more than ever that it takes more than a bit of rain to dampen the spirits of British festival goers!