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MTV Music Festival Plans Dropped in Belfast

MTV Music Festival Plans Dropped in Belfast

It was going to be an eventful autumn for Belfast as a planned music festival by MTV was about to take place while bringing line up of big names that would showcase Belfast to a global audience, making the council keen to promote the event. However, the Belfast City Council has unfortunately cancelled plans for the festival.

According to a spokesperson for the Belfast City Council, the decision was made due to multiple musical events happening during the same month of September this year which created scheduling problems for the council. However, councillors had agreed to financially underwrite the cost of the two day music event up to a maximum of £300,000.

It seems that not all councillors were on the same page as Ulster Unionist councillor David Browne was opposed with the use of ratepayers’ money for such events.

"I feel that the council is sometimes very generous with incentives to bring some of these things to Belfast and £300,000 to me is a lot of money that could have went somewhere more important and much more deserving," he said.

David Browne concluded by saying that he will not be losing any sleep over this cancellation.

Written by Tom Lafferty.


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