MTV prepares to ‘Crash’ Coventry’s Ricoh Arena

Acts will be announced in the coming weeks
Acts will be announced in the coming weeks

Headline acts from the world of music will play at the Ricoh Arena in May as part of MTV Crashes Coventry.

The event will take place at the Midlands venue on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.

It will be the first time an MTV Crashes event has been staged in an arena and will feature a range of acts who will be announced soon.

It will be followed on the consecutive day with a Club MTV event in the same venue.

Thousands of heavily subsidised tickets for both nights will go on sale on Tuesday, February 2 with registration available now.

The Crashes event will be broadcast on MTV’s flagship channels MTV Music and MTV Live HD and subsequently across its wider portfolio.

MTV UK managing director Jill Offman said: “Live music in the UK is on a high right now and as the number one music television network we’re fervent about giving audiences up close and personal access to it, with immersive on-the-ground brand experiences that translate into great on-air content.

“Our Crashes events are always a highlight of the year and consistently generate high levels of digital and social engagement so we can’t wait to get to work on this one and give people a weekend to remember.”

MTV Crashes Coventry is one of two confirmed MTV Crashes events which will take place in 2016 with Plymouth set to host another later in the year.

Ricoh Arena managing director Andy Gibb said: “We are hugely excited to welcome MTV in May for what will be sure to be a fantastic arena festival.

“This is great news for Coventry and for music fans across the Midlands and stadium concerts form the core element of our music and entertainment strategy.”

A dedicated MTV Crashes Coventry microsite will be online at

Registration and tickets will be available