Rock giants U2 are to perform in Trafalgar Square this Saturday as part of the MTV EMAs 2017.
MTV are set to honour U2 with their Global Icon accolade at their awards ceremony in Wembley this Sunday.
The band will mark the occasion with a live EMA performance in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, November 11. Part of this performance will be broadcast the following night at the award ceremony.
The 7,000-person Trafalgar Square event is offering free tickets via public ballot to Londoners and fans from across the world.
The public ballot goes live at midday today, November 6, and will close at 10pm tomorrow, Tuesday November 7.
300 tickets were made available for Westminster residents, through the council newsletter, which sold out in 30 minutes.
It will be a very busy weekend for London with a number of events taking place over the weekend, including the Lord Mayor’s Show, and significant road closures.
It is therefore expected there will be heavy congestion throughout London.
At 8am Pall Mall East, Whitcomb Street and Suffolk Street will be closed. At 4pm Charing Cross Road, Morley’s Hill and Duncannon Street will close.
Doors will open to ticket holders at around 5pm, with the first act expected on stage at 7pm. The concert will finish at 10pm and at 11.30pm Morley’s Hill and Duncannon Street will reopen. Pall Mall East will reopen the following morning at 6am.
The awards will broadcast live on Sunday, November 12 at 8pm from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, in partnership with the Mayor of London’s campaign #LondonIsOpen.
For more information visit: http://www.mtvema.com/en-gb