MOBO Awards return to Scotland

The MOBO Awards are to return to Scotland for a star-studded night celebrating the very best in British urban music, its organisers have confirmed.

The glitzy ceremony will take place at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 4 November, and will see the awards celebrate their 21st anniversary with “spectacular musical performances from a host of world famous artists”.

It will be the fourth time the MOBOs – which stands for Music Of Black Origin Awards – have been held in Glasgow.

London, Liverpool and Leeds have also previously hosted the awards, which were established by Kanya King in 1996.

Artists to have performed at the awards over the years have included Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora, Emili Sande and FKA Twigs.

Ms King said: “MOBO turning 21 is a huge achievement and a special time for us. Celebrating this in Glasgow, which has become our second home, is an absolute joy.

“The MOBO Awards has changed the music industry, and helped represent a diverse range of music that is now the heartbeat of youth culture.

“Having given a platform to so much emerging talent which has then gone on to achieve global and commercial success is something to be proud of. We will continue to build a positive legacy that can be enjoyed by various generations to come.

“There has never been a more thrilling time in music than now so I look forward to making some exciting talent announcements in the lead up to the show.”

MOBO is expected to announce the line-up of artists for the show over the coming weeks. Tickets for the awards will go on sale from 9am on Tuesday.