Behind The Scenes


Backstage at V Festival with Mahiki Bar

Beyoncé, Kings of Leon and Emeli Sandé are leading the pop roost at this year’s V Festival at Hylands Park and Weston Park. But backstage is ruled by the Mahiki Coconut Backstage Bar and Red Carpet’s trawl reveals the weekend’s shenanigans so far – in pictures. Sat Bal (18 Aug’13) Read more


Cannes Film Festival ‘13 on Red Carpet


Unscripted jewellery thefts and gun shots brought real-life drama to Cannes this year but the parties and competition continued apace. Sat Bal party hops and puts Red Carpet’s Palme d'Or money on the Coen brothers' new film Inside Llewyn Davis (22 May ’13)

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He built this CiTEE on Rock 'N' Roll

Dick Tee is the event industry’s ‘Mr Production’ and his company, That's EnTEEtainment, is among the red carpet of live event suppliers servicing name events ranging from Glastonbury Festival to James Bond film premieres. Abigail Parkin (30 Apr’13) Read more


Lady Gaga sues Lloyd’s

Lady Gaga's management company has sued three Lloyd's of London insurance syndicates over a cancelled concert. She was joined in the action by concert promoters Live Nation LG Tours and Mermaid Touring. Chris Page (11 Mar ’13) Read more


Countdown to the Brit Awards

This year’s Brit Awards is set to open at the 02 Arena on Wednesday this week. We spoke to Spaceworks, the furniture supplier to the event, about its countdown preparations. Chris Page (18 Feb ’13) Read more


UK creatives head for Hollywood

As the Brits, Baftas and London Fashion Week loom a consortium of  leaders from the UK creative sector is in Los Angeles for the first ever LA Innovation Forum. Backed  by the government the Innovation Forum brings together big names in the film, entertainment and music industries with the aim of encouraging closer working. Chris Page (5 Feb ’13)

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Air New Zealand Boeing unveils The Hobbit livery

This morning saw raised eyebrows among airline pilots at Heathrow when an Air New Zealand aircraft docked into place. Bearing imagery inspired by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the Boeing 777-300 plane had flown in to to take the cast of the film to the global premiere in New Zealand. Sat Bal (25 Nov '12) Read more


Isle of MTV Malta – Behind the scenes

The shores of Torre de Belem, Ile du Gaou and Trieste hold fond memories for Red Carpet. That’s where the first Isle of MTV parties took place in early 2000 in a hedonistic mix of sun, swills and DJ-led music. Sat Bal fast-forwards to summer 2012 in Malta where a conceptually updated Isle of MTV awaited us in the capital Valetta.  

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The MTV Fanwalk - Red Carpet

“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson


In 2008 MTV stirred the passion of young music fans the world over – an enthusiasm that was harnessed and made manifest through an initiative dubbed ‘Fanwalk’. This initiative both tested and nurtured MTV music fans by putting them through their paces with a gruelling walk from London to Liverpool.  The carrot? A ticket for each selected Fanwalker to attend the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.  Sat Bal (10 Dec '11)


Liverpool was the host city in 2008 and MTV wanted a way of measuring fans’ enthusiasm for its big awards show. That metric became the Fanwalk and it has since evolved into a 360-degree engagement between MTV and its fans and, more significantly, between the fans themselves. 

Here’s how…

The Fanwalk proceeds

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MTV EMA Production A-list


The biggest names in music and the glamour of the MTV EMA keeps billions of TV viewers tuning in every year. But audiences don’t see the army of suppliers and production teams that make the whole event possible.

Stage and set designers, venue hosts, PR,sound engineers, dance choreographers…without whom artists would probably still be miming songs in their bedroom mirrors.  Red Carpet spoke to some old friends and new faces backstage about their involvement at the Belfast’s MTV Awards show.  Sat Bal (10 Nov 11)

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