MOBO Awards to take place in Coventry in December - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

MOBO Awards to take place in Coventry in December

THE UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture, the MOBO Awards, is back on Sunday 5 December at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Following last year’s livestream show, the prestigious awards ceremony is returning to its live show format.

General admission tickets will go on sale on today, 12PM BST via the CBS Arena website with ticket prices start from £35 – £55 plus booking fee.

Over the past two decades, the MOBO Awards stage has seen some unforgettable performances from incredible British stars like Sade, Amy Winehouse, Stormzy, FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Labrinth, Craig David, Ms Dynamite, Laura Mvula and Sugababes.

It has also continued to become pivotal firsts for homegrown talent like Krept & Konan, Headie One, Stefflon Don, Ray BLK, Ms. Banks, Kojey Radical, and Young T & Bugsey to name just a few.

This year’s eagerly anticipated ceremony will be no exception as the MOBO Awards welcomes back to the stage the best UK and international artists shaping Black music.

MOBO is proud to partner with YouTube and BBC for the second consecutive year to bring the Awards to a global audience and will be live streamed.

BBC One will broadcast a special behind-the-scenes show which will include exclusive backstage content and never-before-seen performances and interviews from the award ceremony.

Kanya King CBE, Founder and CEO of MOBO Group, said: “In 2020, we proudly did the unthinkable by producing an awards show amid a global pandemic, which was no easy feat.

“This year, we are delighted to be returning to a live format in the incredible city of Coventry.

“Over the past 24 years, the MOBO Awards has set a precedent for delivering memorable moments and iconic performances, and this year’s ceremony will be no different.

” I can say for certain that the MOBO Awards on the 5th December is going to be the most significant event in UK Black culture this year.”

Councillor George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the host city for the MOBO Awards as we feel Coventry is the perfect venue to welcome the UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture.

“As a proud and modern multi-cultural city and one that has an excellent national reputation for successfully hosting major events, I’m sure the MOBO Awards will be another great success, and great that it’s the first time they’ve been held in the Midlands too.

“Given the pride and our ambition that goes with the title of being UK City of Culture 2021, this partnership with MOBO and the Coventry Building Society Arena is yet another example of how Coventry is matching its ambition of being a major player in the country.”

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