Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed British band Chase & Status have confirmed as the first of many performers joining this year’s 21st MOBO Awards.
Having recently announced their anticipated 2016 UK tour, the band is set to light up the MOBO Awards at The SSE Hydro Arena on Friday 4th November. The show will be broadcast live on ITV2 with a repeat on ITV.
Chase & Status said: “The MOBOs are a real institution and we’re looking forward to bringing our live show and some very special guests to the stage.”
Kanya King MBE, Founder & CEO of the MOBO Organisation, commented: “And this is only the beginning of our 21st anniversary celebration – we are preparing for a most memorable evening with the best talent and inspirational guests to continue our work started 21 years ago supporting diversity and inclusion. We have some great new initiatives on the way; it’s all very exciting.”
As this year’s host city, Glasgow is welcoming the MOBO Awards for a 4th time following their first visit to Scotland back in 2009.
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “It is with great excitement that we are able to announce Chase & Status will be performing live at the 2016 MOBO Awards in Glasgow, which is set to be another historic celebration of urban music and culture attended by people from all over the UK.
“The return of the MOBO Awards will once again demonstrate Scotland’s capacity as the perfect stage for events, utilising one of our finest venues, The SSE Hydro, and reaching an audience of millions around the world.”
The MOBO Awards 2016 is supported by EventScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.
Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Glasgow enjoys an enviable reputation as a world-class music destination and we’ve become MOBO’s home-from-home. Today’s exciting announcement takes us another step closer to welcoming some of the biggest names in urban music back to the city for what will be a fantastic 21st birthday party for MOBO in our phenomenal SSE Hydro arena.”
Arena tickets for the MOBO Awards are on general sale via www.mobo.com/tickets and www.thessehydro.com and vary from £25 to £45 (excl. handling charge). VIP table tickets are available from www.mobo.com/viptickets.
The 2016 MOBO Awards are the culmination of a series of events and cultural initiatives designed to elevate and celebrate our nation’s heroes and role models across the whole of our society. This season of events titled ‘MOBO Season’, tells the personal stories of triumph from across the spectrum to motivate future generations, providing platforms and opportunities for emerging talent. The MOBO Season will run across the UK throughout the month of October. More information on the MOBO Season to be announced.