Trevor Nelson MBE and Sarah-Jane Crawford to Host MOBO Awards

With just nine days to go until the MOBO Awards take over Glasgow for its biggest Urban music show ever, MOBO is excited to announce its hosts, stars of TV and radio, Trevor Nelson MBE and Sarah-Jane Crawford from BBC1xtra.

As one of BBC radio’s most prestigious and long-standing urban music DJs and winner of four MOBO Awards, Trevor Nelson MBE will be bringing his endless knowledge and infectious personality to the stage at Glasgow’s brand new SSE Hydro on Saturday, October 19. He’ll be joined on stage by fellow presenter and international DJ, Sarah-Jane Crawford who is currently the leading lady of BBC Radio 1Xtra. She is one of the most popular figures in UK broadcasting, holding record audience figures for the Monday to Friday afternoon time slot.

Most recently, Sarah-Jane hosted the coverage of BBC 3’s first ever ‘Urban Proms’ in August and helped bring an edge to a traditional music event. Trevor and Sarah-Jane will run proceedings with that ‘MOBO glitz’ taking us through an 18 year salute as well as a nod to the present, of the hottest MOBO acts.

With performances featuring trampolines, gymnasts, special guest vocalists, dance troupes and even a fairground - this year’s awards is set to be a show stopper! Our ticket holders are in for a special treat with an exclusive performance (which will not be aired on TV) by festival favourites, Rudimental. The fresh prince of Afrobeats, Fuse ODG will be enrolling some famous faces into the Azonto dance craze making everyone leave their seats to join in.

The likes of Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Jessie J, Jessie Ware and Wretch 32 are 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 closes on October 16 and can be placed at

MOBO Awards founder and CEO, Kanya King MBE said, “Both Trevor and Sarah-Jane have always been hugely supportive of MOBO and everything the organisation stands for. As it is our 18th anniversary year - a big one for us, it’s wonderful to have hosts on board that we know will put on a great show, love the music and are at the heartbeat of young Britain. This is our third year in Glasgow, a result of a successful partnership between EventScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and MOBO. We’re determined to make it an unforgettable evening!”

As a UNESCO city of music, Glasgow enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s top music destinations. The Awards will be the first multi-artist, televised event at the newly opened SSE Hydro which has already given its stage to Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac and Bruno Mars.
Tickets are available at For more information around the event, find out more at

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