MOBO Awards to return to London next year

After a two-year break, the awards will be staged at the SSE Arena in Wembley in November 2020

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THE MOBO Awards will return to London next year, organisers have announced today.

The global celebration of black music and culture will take place on November 12 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in the London borough of Brent.

The eagerly awaited ceremony will be a celebration of some of the world’s best known artists and include performances from some of the world’s hottest new acts.

Arena ticket holders and VIP guests for the event, which over the years has seen memorable performances from British stars Sade, Amy Winehouse and Stormzy as well as international artists P. Diddy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, are set to be treated to some special homages and will also see MOBO associated talent curate elements of the show.

Organisers have described the return of the awards show as “an exciting new era”.

MOBO’s new chapter will kick off in Brent, London’s 2020 Borough of Culture, which today unveils its programme of exciting events for the next 12 months. It is also where MOBO founder and CEO Kanya King grew up and developed the ground-breaking platform over two decades ago.


King said: “We felt empowered to bring MOBO back to Brent to coincide with the borough’s Year of Culture because this is where our fight to challenge the status quo to create a level playing field started. We are returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can. 2020 will see many positive changes that will impact more and more talented young people – very proud to be back and to help ensure that the younger generation will also dare to dream.”

As well as the awards, MOBO is also championing a number of other initiatives. These include, MOBO Help Musicians UK, a co-operation between MOBO Trust, the charitable arm of MOBO, and Help Musicians UK that and supports diverse musical styles and artists from primarily underrepresented backgrounds; a leadership summit, a two-day event that will bring together key leaders from sectors right across society and MOBO’s UnSung Talent Competition.

Tickets for the 2020 MOBO Awards are on sale now.

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