U2 to play free gig in Trafalgar Square

November 7th, 2017 by Sandy

The rock band U2 will play a free concert for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in London’s Trafalgar Square. U2 are being awarded at this weekend’s ceremony with a Global Icon award and the rock band will celebrate this with a free gig here on Saturday evening.

The band will be handed the award at EMAs on Sunday (12 November), at the epic SSE Arena in Wembley. For the first time in 21 years the event is being hosted in London. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr will perform as part of the lineup for MTV Presents Trafalgar Square in central London, on Saturday evening. Some parts of the free concert will be broadcast in the following night during the 24th annual MTV EMAs event.

The Trafalgar Square event has a 7,000 capacity and MTV will run a ticket ballot for the free tickets to the show, that went live on Monday midday and will be closing at 10pm the following Tuesday (today). The ballot is being run with the London Mayor’s office. U2 formed in 1978 went on to release 13 studio albums and win 22 Grammys.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said he is delighted that the special MTV Presents performance is being hosted at Trafalgar Square, an iconic venue, for an iconic band and the EMAs in their capital city for the firt time in 21 years.