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U2 to perform at MTV EMA awards in Glasgow on Sunday

Image caption U2 front man Bono will perform at the SSE Hydro on Sunday

U2 are to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Glasgow.

The Irish supergroup are among a number of big names who will take to the stage at the SSE Hydro on Sunday night.

This will be U2's fourth MTV EMA performance after Rotterdam in 1997, Stockholm in 2000 and from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in 2009.

The Glasgow awards show is being hosted by rapper Nicki Minaj, who will also perform. Other acts include DJ Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

It is estimated that the show will generate up to £10m for the city's economy.

Glasgow City Council leader, Gordon Matheson, said: "Today's exciting announcement that U2 - one of the biggest names in music - is to join the incredible list of acts already confirmed to perform at the MTV EMA this weekend will come as welcome news to music fans across the city.

"In a little over 48 hours' time, this year's EMA will showcase Glasgow to more than half a billion households through MTV's global network of channels, reinforcing our enviable reputation as a world-class music destination."

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Image caption Nicki Minaj and Calvin Harris will perform at MTV EMA the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Glasgow last hosted an MTV event in 2010, when US rapper P-Diddy and Diddy Dirty Money headlined "MTV Crashes" at the city's Old Fruitmarket.

The MTV EMA was held in Edinburgh in 2003.

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