The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2021 will kick off in Brooklyn, New York, tonight with the main ceremony live-streamed on MTV and MTV.com at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific). The VMAs will be hosted by Doja Cat and will return to Barclays Center after last year’s slate of remote performances. You will be able to see your favorite artist as well as an exclusive performance of the Swedish House Mafia.
The VMAs Pre-Show and Main Ceremony
Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern (3:30 p.m. Pacific), the pre-show will be visible on live stream via Twitter as well. The Pre-show includes Swedish House Mafia performances so, you’ll be able to see them with no subscriptions and for free.
The main ceremony will start an hour and a half later than the Pre-Show and will be visible exclusively via cable or streaming service. Luckily most of the streaming services broadcasting the MTV VMAs have free trials you can use to see the ceremony without a paid subscription.
During the main ceremony, live performers are Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Chloe of Chloe x Halle and Twenty One Pilots.
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