MTV Music Awards Head to Belfast

Looking for yet another a reason to escape to Europe?

This year’s MTV Europe Music Awards will come at you live from Belfast on November 6th. The capital of Northern Ireland (not to be confused in any way with the Republic of Ireland!) beat out stiff competition this year from Warsaw, Paris and Istanbul.

The organizers are hoping that the event will prove to be an economic boon for the city, which has certainly weathered its fair share of turbulent times. Belfast is also no stranger to top-billing musical acts, especially since it is the home of none other than Van Morrison and Snow Patrol.

Belfast may have less polish than other European capitals, but that is exactly why it’s worth checking out. There are a few grand old Victorian buildings amidst the urban grit, not to mention plenty of inviting pubs serving some rare microbrews.

As if this wasn’t enough of a hard sell, budget carriers such as Easy Jet connect Belfast to most major European capitals, allowing for cheap and easy jetsetting.