MOBO Awards To Return To London's SSE Arena In 2020

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 12 Nov 2019
  • min read
The MOBO Awards will return with a 'homecoming show' in 2020 after a two-year break.

The show will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on 12 November.

MOBO Organisation and the MOBO Awards were established in 1996 to motivate, elevate and celebrate the outstanding achievements of artists in under-served musical genres of black origin.

Kanya King CBE, chief executive, 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.’

MOBO provided an early platform for some of the nation’s most-loved artists, from Craig David to Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sandé and Stormzy.

The show’s 2017 edition, held at First Direct Arena in Leeds, saw Stormzy winning the best male, best album and best grime star awards.

Last year, the organisation also launched MOBO UnSung 2018  - an emerging talent competition supported by the PRS Foundation and Arts Council England.

Arena tickets for the MOBO Awards 2020 range from £25 to £49 (plus booking fees) and can be purchased here.