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Lisbon to host MTV awards

Euro Music Awards heads to Portugal Nov. 3, 2005

LONDON — MTV Networks Europe has chosen Lisbon as the host city for next year’s European Music Awards.

The decision marks the travelling awards show’s first visit to Portugal and MTV has locked the date in as November 3, 2005, using the capital’s Atlantic Pavilion to stage the show.

The choice of the pavilion marks a return to an existing venue for the ceremony, which this year, in Rome and last year in Edinburgh broke with tradition to use tented structures for the show.

In making the announcement, Brent Hansen, president/CEO of MTV Networks Europe said in a statement: “We’ve had Lisbon in our sights as a potential venue for the awards for a long time, and are delighted to make it a reality at last. The city’s stunning architecture, rich heritage and vibrant music culture make an outstanding backdrop for the show.”

The broadcaster launched MTV Portugal last year and the success of the channel is seen as one of the main reasons for Portugal winning the right to host the show.

Situated on the banks of the river Tagus, the 16,500-capacity Atlantic Pavilion was created for the 1998 Lisbon World Expo and has since played host to artists such as Madonna, R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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