Glasgow to host Mobos after three-year contract signed

The Music of Black Origin (Mobos) Awards has signed a three-year contract to stay in Glasgow, the event will also become biennial.

Until 2009, the Mobos had been located in London and its organisers decided to move the show outside of the capital for that year to Glasgow. In 2010 they were held in Liverpool.

“The music scene here in Glasgow is very vibrant, no doubt because of the passionate audiences here in Scotland,” past Host and Singer Alesha Dixon said. “In 2009, we got phenomenal support from the fans. So to me there couldn’t be a better place to have the Mobo Awards show this year and in 2013 and 2015.”

The 2011 show will again be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 5 October but will move to the Scottish National Arena, which is due for completion in 2013, for the 2013 and 2015 shows.

“We are delighted the awards are coming back here to Scotland’s music capital,” says Chief Executive of the SECC, John Sharkey. “It is exciting that the MOBO Awards will be amongst the first live music events to take to the stage at the Scottish National Arena during its opening year in 2013 and further cements the future of this iconic building that is set to create a lasting legacy for the city, positioning both Glasgow and Scotland at the forefront of the global event and entertainment industry.”

The host and artists performing have yet to be announced. Past winners of the awards include Justin Timberlake, JLS, Tina Turner, Tinie Tempah, Jay- Z, Amy Winehouse, N-Dubz, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

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