The Heavy Music Awards has today (November 6) announced it will move to May for its fourth annual celebration. The event is set to return to London’s 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday May 21, 2020.
The ceremony previously took place in late August from 2017 to 2019. With the change, the event is now situated at the front end of the European festival season, and closer to the previous calendar year which forms the basic criteria for entry.
Speaking about the change, HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley said: “HMA19 was a huge success at the O2 Forum – the entire team is superb and the venue worked perfectly for the Heavy Music Awards. We’re excited to return to Kentish Town with some great new additions to the day to create an even more memorable event for attendees, and even more value for our amazing sponsors and supporters.”
With the new timetable in place, the nominations and public voting process will now take place much earlier in the year.
An official press release stated that the exact dates – as well as the line-up for HMA20 and details of the Young Photographer of the Year 2020 competition – will be announced in due course.
You can read the winners from the 2019 ceremony here.
You can read our interview with Heavy Music Awards co-founders Andy Pritchard and Dave Bradley here.