Ivor Novello Awards 2020 ceremony pulled

Ivor Novello Awards 2020 ceremony pulled

The Ivors Academy has announced that The Ivors ceremony at the Grosvenor House London will no longer go ahead, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ceremony was due to be held on September 2, 2020, having been postponed earlier this year.

The winners of Ivor Novello Awards for this year will still be announced on September 2.

The Ivors was postponed from its traditional May date following the lockdown caused by the coronavirus crisis. However, with the ongoing restrictions on events and social distancing requirements, it has also become impossible to go ahead with the rescheduled event date.

The awards were first presented in 1956 to honour and celebrate exceptional songwriting and composing.

The Ivors with Apple Music sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to celebrate songwriting and screen composition.

Graham Davies, CEO, and Crispin Hunt, chair of The Ivors Academy, said: “As a community of music creators, The Ivors Academy has presented awards continuously for 64 years and 2020 will be no different. Lockdown proved how important music is to our lives and how fragile the live music industry is. Now, more than ever, songwriting and composing should be championed and celebrated to keep music alive. Our heartfelt thanks to Apple Music, PRS for Music and Grosvenor House London for their continued support.”

Judging across all categories took place before lockdown restrictions were imposed and nominations and winners will be announced on the following dates:

Monday July 6 - Rising Star Award with Apple Music nominees announced

Monday July 20 - The Ivors Nominations announced

Wednesday September 2 - Winners revealed, with further details to follow on the announcement

The Ivors with Apple Music will return to the Grosvenor House in London in May 2021 with a date announced soon. Tickets for this year’s ceremony will remain valid for the 2021 event, with refunds also available.

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