MOBOs Go North

This year’s Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards will be at Glasgow’s SECC Sept. 30, the first time the event has been staged outside London.

“Throughout MOBO’s history we have prided ourselves on finding innovative ways to bring MOBO music and stellar artist performances to our audience, and this year we are making another unprecedented move by bringing the awards to Scotland,” said MOBO founder Kanya King, who secured the support of Event Scotland, the national events agency, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government.

Scottish culture minister Michael Russell said the award ceremony will attract urban music fans from across the globe, providing a significant boost to the economy, both locally in Glasgow and across Scotland.

“The MOBOs event will also support and enhance Scotland’s creative industries, a key sector that already supports 60,000 jobs and contributes over £5 billion in turnover to our economy,” he said.