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Overcrowding at free gig to be controlled via ticketing

Organisers of a free concert in Malta have decided to cap the number of tickets in an effort to control overcrowding.

The Isle of MTV Malta Special Show on June 27 will remain free for everyone, but the audience will need to get tickets if they want to enter the arena.

The Malta Tourism Authority said the show would be capped at the maximum capacity that can safely be handled at the Fosos in Floriana.

This year, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have been confirmed to headline the event with a closing DJ set.

The Isle of MTV franchise is now in its 12th year, and has seen past performers such as The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Steve Aoki, Jason Derulo, Jess Glynne, Martin Garrix, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J,, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, David Guetta, Kid Rock, Kelis, The Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, The Chemical Brothers, Enrique Iglesias, N*E*R*D, Shaggy, Garbage, Jazzy Jeff, Gorillaz and OneRepublic.

Registration for the concert can be carried out on the Isle of MTV website through a partnership with Ticketmaster and Universal.

Fans will have the option to pre-register for the event, which will be open for two weeks prior to the official ticketing launch. Those fans that choose to pre-register will be able to apply for ticket registration 48 hours before the official launch, and will also enter into a ballot for the opportunity to win a pair of VIP tickets to the event.

Each person can apply for a maximum of four tickets, and once the maximum capacity is reached the website will not accept any additional requests for tickets.

A dedicated Isle of MTV box office will be in operation locally on specific dates to handle ticket registrations, answer queries and manage any event related issues. It will also be in place to aid those fans that are not able to access the website or do not have a valid email address.

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