Hyundai Veloster – the official wheels of the MTV EMAs – grants unsigned band the chance of a lifetime – to perform at the awards in Belfast this weekend
The Voodoos are getting ready to put a spell on 20.000 music fans at City Hall, Belfast – and millions more around the world – when they play live as part of the 2011 MTV EMAs next month. Hailing from Cork, the unsigned five-piece
rock band won Hyundai’s online 1+2 Band Contest to open for Snow
Patrol and Jason Derulo, attracting exceptional public support and the
admiration of the experienced MTV judges.
The band uploaded their track ‘Yesterday’s Future’ to Hyundai’s
Facebook app and secured a mass of votes from fans online, making them a
leading contender among the almost-450 videos submitted for the top prize. The MTV jury – headed by Albert Schilcher, VP of Music & Music Marketing at MTV Networks International – cited the band’s phenomenal energy and great song-writing skills in awarding the ultimate victory.
As well as the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play such a prestigious gig, their prize also includes the full VIP experience. Throughout the weekend the band will be
transported around Belfast in the new Hyundai Veloster sports coupe – the
‘Official Wheels’ of the 2011 MTV EMAs.
Before their performance at City Hall, band members will shop with
experienced stylists and be given relaxing therapeutic treatments. Michelin-starred dining and access to the ultra-exclusive after-show party will complete the money-can’t-buy package.
The unique 1+2 door configuration of the Hyundai Veloster is the
inspiration behind the contest. A neatly integrated rear passenger door provides great coupe styling without the usual coupe compromise on practicality.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor
Europe, commented: “The Voodoos’ popularity has been demonstrated not only by
the backing they received in our 1+2 Band Contest, but also by their great number of fans around the world who have followed their previous live performances.
With the adrenalin pumping, The Voodoos are sure to put on a fantastic
show, proving themselves to be deserving winners, and we’re delighted to share
their talent with music fans.”
The MTV EMAs will be held on Sunday 6th November 2011
at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.