Unique opportunity for Scottish musicians to be part of MOBO at free festival

Scottish artists, DJs, bands and solo performers are being encouraged to showcase their musical talents in a one day legacy event entitled ‘Celebrate MOBO’ ahead of the MOBO Awards.

The launch of Celebrate MOBO marks the 18th anniversary of the MOBO Awards which will be screened live from the SSE Hydro, a first for the city, and to mark the occasion MOBO has been working with its partners to create a one day free industry event to highlight urban culture and music influence in Scotland on Friday, 18th October at the Barras Art and Design (BAaD).

Celebrate MOBO will give emerging Scottish talent the opportunity to network and engage with industry experts from the fields of digital, gaming, music and fashion. Confirmed speakers at the event include music entrepreneur Brian D’Souza from Open Ear, Iain Hamilton from gonorth, James Jefferson from Equator, Ciaran O’Toole from TeamRock, and fashion designer Rebecca Torres.

Musicians wishing to get involved with this festival opportunity should visit the Celebrate MOBO website and e-mail details about their band including genre of music, bio and an online music link. Selected musicians will then be chosen to perform on the day and also be invited to take part in music sessions at BAaD to encourage collaboration.

As well as showcasing the best of the Scottish music scene, Celebrate MOBO will also provide an opportunity to gain insight into digital promotion through on-line tools, music consumption, and how music inspires all levels of business with insight from fashion designers; digital agencies; the media, and an underground culture demonstration with a live graffiti battle.   

Kanya King MBE, founder of MOBO said: “‘Celebrate MOBO’ is an exciting opportunity for upcoming and emerging artists in Scotland, to be inspired by the diverse ranges of music that are at the heart of British youth culture and beyond.

"This year, it’s our 18th anniversary show and we are so excited to be in Glasgow to celebrate this achievement on October 19th!”

Celebrate MOBO aims to take the passion and excitement surrounding the MOBO Awards to deliver a legacy for emerging Scottish talent. Brian d’Souza owner of Open Ear and a producer DJ known as ‘Auntie Flo’ said: “This is a phenomenal opportunity for emerging artists to utilise and I hope that Celebrate MOBO will showcase the very best of Scotland’s diverse thriving music scene.”

More information on Celebrate MOBO can be found on-line http://www.celebratemobo.co.uk and by following the hashtag #cbMOBO across all social platforms. The one day event will take place at The Barras Art and Design Centre on Friday, 18th October from 10am – 6pm.

Spaces to attend the event are limited. If you are interested in attending, please sign up by visiting www.celebratemobo.co.uk If you would like to be part of this event, please e-mail info@celebratemobo.co.uk or use the hashtag #cbMOBO

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