King promised to return after 2018’s show was dropped and the Awards, which was founded in 1996, will be held at the SSE Arena Wembley on November 12 next year. The most recent MOBOs took place in 2017 in Leeds, starring Stormzy (pictured above) and more.
“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,” King said.
“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.”
Brent is where our fight to challenge the status quo to create a level playing field started
Tickets are on sale today (November 12), while new brand partnerships are to be unveiled in January.
MOBO has rolled out three initiatives to run alongside the Awards next year.
MOBO Help Musicians UK will enter its third year of funding artists from underprivileged backgrounds; a two-day Leadership Summit is planned; and MOBO’s Unsung Talent Competition, supported by PRS Foundation, returns. The latest round was supported by Craig David, Carla Marie-Williams and Tileyard Music.
Read an interview with King here and stay tuned to musicweek.com for more information on the MOBOs 2020.