MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017
Last week, MTV returned to Plymouth for a 4th year. Back in 2014 i don't think anyone realized how much of a big thing MTV Crashes was going to become, despite hosting big names like Example and The Kaiser Chiefs. The event takes over Plymouth Hoe for 2 days, hosting 30,000 people and a dozen chart topping acts looking to make some noise and celebrate the summer - if the weather holds off.
This year we were lucky enough to have Busted, Martin Garrix, Charlie XCX and a few more big names to keep us entertained despite the horrendous rain. It was amazing to see so many huge acts in what has always seemed like a quiet city. Having grown up in Plymouth, i had a great childhood, but always felt that to do anything exciting would require going elsewhere.
Getting to see Martin Garrix was the highlight of the event for me, being the closing act he set everyone up to have a good Friday night out. I don't really know much when it comes to DJs, i know the more commercial names like Calvin Harris and Avici but unless i fall in love with a song, i don't generally pay attention to who its by. I failed to realize until Friday night how many amazing songs Martin Garrix has had a hand in releasing, and that it was actually quite a big deal that he was in Plymouth playing, especially considering he'd played at Ushuaia in Ibiza the day before and then at Tomorrowland festival when he left Plymouth!
I love this event, it's something so different to anything else we've had in Plymouth. Every year it just seems to get bigger and better and despite the weather always being dodgy (Plymouth is one of the wettest cities in the country after all), but everyone always shows up and has a good time regardless. I also love that everyone in Plymouth seems to go, which means that your constantly bumping into people that you know and sometimes haven't seen in years.
I can't wait to go next year and hope that every year MTV keep coming back, getting bigger and better every year. Fingers crossed next year might be a little bit drier and MTV viewers will see Plymouth in all its summer glory.