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Neptunus shelters stars at MTV Europe Music Awards

Northampton: November 8, 2016: Superstars arriving at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam on Sunday evening were sheltered from the weather thanks to a temporary structure erected over the red carpet by Neptunus.

The music industry’s biggest names entered the Ahoy Arena through a 1400 square metre VIP walkway protecting stars from the elements as they posed for photographs before the star-studded event.
The Alure Globe hall, erected by technicians from leading temporary structure specialists Neptunus, had a transparent roof and glass sides to ensure fans and the world’s media all got excellent views of the celebrities.
This year was the third occasion that The Netherland’s has hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards and the second time that Rotterdam has staged the ceremony which was broadcast to a world-wide TV audience.
A ten strong team from Neptunus took just three days to erect the facility which incorporated heating and air conditioning systems.
German model Stefanie Griesinger
Neptunus Managing Director April Trasler said: “We were delighted to be asked to provide the Red Carpet facility for the MTV Europe Music Awards which is a massively high-profile international occasion.”
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber both collected two awards at the ceremony which paid tribute to the late musician Prince with EMA trophies turned purple in memory of the pop superstar. Lady Gaga took the prize for best female and best look while Bieber beat Adele to best song for his track Sorry and then won best fans for the third year in a row. Dutch DJ Martin Garrix also picked up two awards while Coldplay won in the Best Rock category.

About Neptunus
Founded nearly 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business known for the creativity and innovation of its temporary structures. With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings. Neptunus Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptunus BV based in The Netherlands. Its UK operation is located in Swan Valley, Northampton, where the company has purpose built offices, storage and maintenance facilities. Neptunus has over 450,000 square metres of high quality structures in a wide range of styles. With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus' flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information visit:

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14th November 2016