Producer of the moment, Naughty Boy is the newest act to be added to the heavyweight line up confirmed to perform at this year’s 18th anniversary MOBO Awards. He joins already confirmed acts, Jahmene Douglas, Fuse ODG, Iggy Azalea, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, So Solid Crew and Tinie Tempah for this year’s highly anticipated live show which will take place at Glasgow’s new home for live entertainment; the SSE Hydro on Saturday, October 19.
Hailed as one of the UKs hottest producer talents, Naughty Boy is up for a clutch of MOBO Awards at this year’s event including the coveted ‘Best Male Act’ alongside ‘Best Song in association with PRSforMusic’ (for chart topping track ‘La La La’ featuring fellow MOBO nominee Sam Smith) which also gets a nod for ‘Best Video in association with SBTV’.
With his recent debut album release ‘Hotel Cabana’ which reached number two in the UK charts in the summer, features some of the hottest UK talent such as multi MOBO winner, Emeli Sandé, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran and the legendary, Gabrielle.
Tickets for the 18th MOBO Awards are also on sale today (4 Oct) for the limited price of £18. The flash sale runs from 6am to midnight (18 hours) to celebrate MOBO's 18th anniversary.
The likes of Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Jessie J, Jessie Ware and Wretch 32 are all in the running for awards this year, with Laura Mvula and Wiley in the lead with four nominations each. Each category is now open to the public vote, which can be placed at www.mobo.com/voting2013.
As a UNESCO city of music, Glasgow enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s top music destinations. The MOBO Awards return to Glasgow for the third time as the result of a successful partnership between the MOBO Organisation, EventScotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. The Awards will be the first multi-artist, televised event at the brand new SSE Hydro.
MOBO Awards founder and CEO, Kanya King MBE said, “We’re thrilled to be able to announce yet another unique and talented addition to this year’s performer line up. Naughty Boy is a musical force within the industry and we’re happy to support his work. The MOBO Awards is about finding and giving a platform to emerging and established talent. We’re excited to be showcasing such an eclectic and amazing mix of acts in our 18th anniversary show - it is really inspiring.”
Tickets are available at mobo.com/tickets. For more information around the event, find out more at www.mobo.com.