For the first time ever, the MTV Video Music Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden, on August 28. The celebration of artists, artistry and all the memes they create was born in New York — in 1984 at Radio City Music Hall — but the ceremony has bounced between coasts (and Miami and Las Vegas) over its three-decade lifespan. The annual award ceremony will air live on the network, making the 16th time the show will broadcast from New York.
“We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City,” says Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “It also goes without saying that hosting the awards in our City means a boost to our small businesses and restaurants and more jobs for the thousands of crew members who work to bring the show into homes around the world.”
There aren’t too many detailsabout August’s show — host, performers, nominees, etc — but it’ll have to top last year’s drama filled edition, starring Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Nikki Minaj’s side eye.
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on MTV on August 28.