Craig David and Bloc Party to headline MTV Brand New 2016
Craig David's TS5 and Bloc Party will headline this year's MTV Brand New 2016 shows at London's Electric Ballroom.
The 34-year-old MC will be supported by MTV Brand New shortlisted acts Anne-Marie and WSTRN on January 26 and he is "excited" to perform with both of the rising acts and is particularly a fan of songstress Anne-Marie, who he thinks has a "sick" voice.
On his headlining performance, he said: "MTV has always been about showcasing new talent, so to come and headline their Brand New for 2016 gig is wicked. I've been in the studio with WSTRN and they are amazing with a big future ahead of them, and Anne-Marie's voice is so sick. I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with them!"
And indie rockers Bloc Party - who have sold over three million albums worldwide - will perform at the Camden venue the following day, January 27 with shortlisted Nimmo and Rat Boy.
The winner of MTV's Brand New 2016 with Emporio Armani Diamonds will be revealed in February 2016.
Fans can vote for their favourite artist on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook mentions using #MTVBrandNew followed by the artist name and track progress live via the leader board at www.mtv.co.uk/brandnew.