Austerity? What austerity? The MTV EMA goodie bag, I mean goodie suitcase

It’s good to see that as debt and austerity envelopes the European Union, the presents thrust upon the artists and ‘VIPs’ attending the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast this weekend are reflecting the pressures felt by those who listen to their music …

I hope they’ve all booked an extra piece of hold luggage on their return flights, otherwise Ryanair are going to fleece them for an extra suitcase!

MTV today revealed the contents of the 2011 MTV EMA Goodie Bag, which includes a variety of the newest and hottest fashion necessities, cool technology, and exclusive items from some of the world’s top designers and brands. Each of the 2011 MTV EMA presenters, nominees, and performers, including this year’s host Selena Gomez, will receive this amazing array of must-have items for the stylish star-about-town.

Featured in the 2011 MTV EMA official gift bag will be the new Swatch Touch 2011, a colourful new collection of trend-setting timekeepers with big-screen LCD dials and a touch-sensitive zone in place of pushbuttons. On the style front, Swatch Touch 2011 brings streetwise fashion to the wrist, showing inspiration from urban rhythms and electric sounds, boarders up on snow and surf, riders taking life to extremes.

Also included in the bag will be a limited edition Replay package containing a shirt and bandana from the Capsule Collection [insert more info about this and the backstage boutique]. [someone forgot to complete the press release before sending it out. oops.]

MTV EMA European Music Awards goodie bag/suitcase

The “2011 MTV EMA” official gift bag will also include:

  • Rimowa suitcase
  • Butter London nail varnish
  • Complimentary stay at 45 Park Lane, London (part of The Dorchester Collection)
  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • South Park figurines by Kidrobot
  • Fatman MKII iTube Amplifier and Speakers
  • Sonos wireless multi-room music system
  • Xbox 360 console with Kinect sensor and games
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee from Sea Island Coffee
  • WOWee Speakers
  • Evita Peroni fashion accessories for women
  • Remington hair and personal care appliances
  • Assorted items from Gadi 21 Minerals Dead Sea Body and Skin Care line
  • Percey & Reed Haircare gift set
  • He-Shi Tanning products
  • Goody Spin Pin
  • Nando’s PERi PERi gift basket
  • My First Twook, a book by Gary Go
  • M.A.C make-up boxes
  • MiPow Power Tubes
  • Charlotte Sparre pure silk scarves
  • KEVIN.MURPHY haircare products
  • Moroccanoil limited edition gift bag that includes products and a bathrobe
  • £500 voucher redeemable at SereneOrder.com
  • ACS Pro Series custom-moulded earplugs
  • Limited edition signed artwork by Tyler Shields
  • Ines de Castilho Paris skin and body jewelry
  • Stella and Dot boutique style jewelry
  • SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirts
  • Spongebob SquarePants Moshi Moshi peripheral phone handsets
  • Rituals Home and Body Care
  • Doctor Duve Medical Anti-Aging skin care
  • White Lounge teeth whitening voucher
  • Michal Negrin vintage-inspired jewelry
  • Babette Wasserman and Candy Barrel jewelry and cufflinks
  • Deamond mobile phone cases and accessories
  • Nialaya jewelry
  • Kangol headwear

In addition to the custom-designed Goodie Bag, performers, nominees, and presenters will enjoy the 2011 MTV EMA Backstage Spa courtesy of Nonoblur, Eucerine, Decelor, Butter London Nails, and Batiste.

Sinful?

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  • Reader

    Alan in Belfast: attending the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast this weekend are reflecting the pressures felt by those who listen to their music …
    Ahem – where are MTV getting their money from if not via subscription channels, paid for entirely by volunteers? I.e. “those who listen to their music”

  • Pity MTV didn’t tap up some of their sponsors to make up the shortfall in putting the show on before hitting up taxpayers and ratepayers for more.

  • Reader

    Mark McGregor: Pity MTV didn’t tap up some of their sponsors to make up the shortfall in putting the show on before hitting up taxpayers and ratepayers for more.
    Unlikely, unless they were able to pay using banknotes with their logo on.
    But you raise a very important point if Stormont and City Hall are providing a net subsidy for this event. Conspicuous consumption doesn’t bother me if it’s self-financing, but if not, then we might be able to get the Tax Payers Alliance on board…

  • TwilightoftheProds

    Thet should have just kept it ‘Belfas’t, and supplied a brown paper bag with 20 Regal Ordinary, some WKD and bacon frazzles.

    Thats a decent night out.

  • Rory Carr

    What a load of old tat – with the exception, possibly, of the coffee. Oh, alright, I’ll admit it, I’d kill for the South Park figurines, but only to place in my meditation shrine you understand.

    It’s a spiritual thingy, not at all materialist.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Yes but what do the Slugger Awards have lined up?

  • Can’t see why we didn’t negotiate a local broadcast on terrestrial television for the event, after all very little impact on the estimated 1 billion that will be watching MTV.

    No I didn’t believe the billion estimate either nor indeed the estimate of several tens of millions pumped into the local economy. The Liverpool 2009 MTV organiser gave the game away on GMU, a £2.7 million boost to Liverpool and an audience of tens of millions.

    Still I hope it’s a success for Belfast

  • Scáth Shéamais

    Mark: Pity MTV didn’t tap up some of their sponsors to make up the shortfall in putting the show on before hitting up taxpayers and ratepayers for more.

    Indeed, the City Council has contributed £520,000 towards the cost of staging the event, and the NI Tourist Board has thrown in another £550,000. £1.7 million is some pricetag to host an event like this.

  • sonofstrongbow

    What Israeli beauty products from the Dead Sea? Will the Belfast rent-a-thugs who ‘picketed’ the company’s stand recently at Castlecourt make an appearance on the MTV red carpet?

    I wonder if Shinner Belfast City councillors voted in favour of money to finance these Zionist supporting musicos.

  • The goodies are gifts from the makers of the goods. I doubt any ratepayer’s money have been used!

  • lamhdearg

    mtv, not my cup of tea, but you folks need to lighten up a little.
    On the money, if only a % of the young folk that watch this (it is for younger folk) are presuaded to come to belfast the net return will more than cover the outlay.
    On the goddies, i doubt any money changed hands, they are given over by the makers for free advertising, maybe if you send them a copy of this thread Alan, they will send you one.

  • Rory Carr

    Bagsy me the South Park figures !