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Grammy-Nominated Artist, Producer, & Global Superstar DJ Marshmello to Headline Isle of MTV Malta 2022

Grammy-Nominated Artist, Producer, & Global Superstar DJ Marshmello to Headline Isle of MTV Malta 2022

NEW YORK/MALTA, March 18, 2022 – MTV International today announced that Grammy-nominated artist, producer, and global superstar DJ Marshmello will headline Isle of MTV Malta 2022. Now in its 14th year, Europe’s biggest free summer festival, in partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority, returns to the iconic Il-Fosos Square on July 19th, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Marshmello’s songs “Silence,” “Wolves,” “Friends,” “Happier,” and “Alone” have been certified multi-platinum in several countries and appeared in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. Marshmello has been awarded Best Electronic at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, his first major award win, and his fourth studio album, Shockwave, earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2021.

“I am stoked live events are back and I can’t wait to hit the Isle of MTV Malta stage for the first time to perform in front of a high-energy crowd in such a beautiful location,” said Marshmello. “It’s going to be epic!”.

Jason Derulo

Past Isle of MTV Performer

“MTV has a longstanding relationship with Marshmello and we’re excited to have this global superstar headlining Isle of MTV Malta for the festival’s big return,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “Keeping fans connected to their favorite artists is MTV’s mission and we can’t wait for them to experience this must-see event.”

“As we are continuing to return to normality after two years of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am convinced that the return of Isle of MTV to Malta will be another opportunity to showcase Malta’s credentials in the cultural and entertainment sector. Having this global brand return to Malta once again is a stamp in quality for our country’s hospitality industry. Events of such caliber fall under our ultimate goal of making Malta a home of tourism excellence for the years to come,” remarked Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo.

“Events on a large scale started coming back to Malta last September, and after a two-year hiatus, we are proud to once again host the Isle of MTV in Floriana. We are sure this will be an edition to look forward to, this year perhaps a little bit more than usual since everyone is slowly returning to a degree of normality. VisitMalta is excited to welcome tourists from all over the world to this event which has always left a mark on the Maltese Summer, and I am sure this year will be no exception, as everyone experiences the best of music, in a safe, unique, and magical setting,” said Dr. Gavin Gulia, Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority.

Over the past 13 editions, the festival has brought tens of thousands of music fans to the square every year to enjoy showstopping performances from the world’s biggest stars, including Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, David Guetta, and Martin Garrix.

The festival will broadcast on MTV internationally in 180 countries across TV, digital and social, showcasing the festival and Malta to millions of music fans around the world. The festival will be followed by Isle of MTV Malta Music Week, a series of club nights and parties across the hottest venues on the island, from July 19th -24th.

Now in its 14th year, past performers at the Isle of MTV Malta include Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo, Lady Gaga, Hailee Steinfeld, Sigala, Ava Max, Paloma Faith, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Will.i.am, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, Kid Rock, Kelis, The Scissor Sisters, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, Enrique Iglesias, N*E*R*D, and OneRepublic.

Additional announcements to follow.