Gibraltar Music Festival

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Gibraltar Music Festival
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Gibraltar Music Festival held at the Victoria Stadium
Genre Alternative rock, pop music, R&B, reggae
Dates September
Location(s) Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Years active 2012–present
Founded by Government of Gibraltar
Website
www.gibraltarcalling.com

The Gibraltar Music Festival, as of 2017 known as MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling, is an annual music festival held in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The Government of Gibraltar's Ministry of Culture confirmed on 10 August 2012, that the inaugural event would be held on 8 September 2012 at Victoria Stadium. The first festival had a British artist, Jessie J, as headlining act. The rest of the lineup consisted of Ali Campbell from UB40, and local bands Noiz and Jetstream.[1]

Tickets for the event sold at £30 for general standing entry, £50 for unreserved seats and £100 for VIP entry. They were available online, at local shops and stores in Spain. Free tickets were available for children under 12 years of age accompanied by a ticket holding adult.[2][3] The festival is expected to become an annual event.[4]

The event is organised by the Government of Gibraltar as part of the celebrations running up to Gibraltar National Day.[4] The music festival is the largest held on The Rock.[5]

The Government of Gibraltar decided in 2017 to partner with MTV UK to run the festival and renamed it to MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling.[6] Following the sale of Victoria Stadium to the Gibraltar Football Association, the future of the festival at its current venue was cast into doubt.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jessie J to Headline Gibraltar Music Festival". YGTV. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tickets". Gibraltar Music Festival. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gib Music Festival Free Entry Children". Gibraltar Chronicle. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Mega Concert on Saturday". Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 September 2012. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Jessie J heads to the Rock". The Olive Press. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "MTV announces partnership with Gibraltar Government to host music festival". chronicle.gi. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 

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