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CHASE & STATUS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S MOBO AWARDS IN GLASGOW

 

CHASE & STATUS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THIS YEARS MOBO AWARDS IN GLASGOW

MULTI AWARD-WINNING LIVE ACT ANNOUNCED AS THE FIRST PERFORMERS AT THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF MUSICS HOTTEST NIGHT

UK’S LEADING CELEBRATION OF URBAN MUSIC & CULTURE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE SSE HYDRO IN GLASGOW ON FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER

BROADCAST LIVE ON ITV2 and REPEATED ON ITV

#MOBOAWARDS

Friday 2 September, London, England — Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed British band CHASE & STATUS were announced today as the first of many performers joining this year’s 21STMOBO AWARDS.

Having recently announced their anticipated 2016 UK tour, the band is now 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.

 

Remember, remember the 4th of November!

 

For more information visit www.mobo.com #MOBOAwards

Twitter / @MOBOAwards

Facebook / MOBOAwards

Instagram / @MOBOAwards

 

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For further information please contact:

 

David Lim / david.lim@outside-org.co.uk

0207 436 3633

 

Jack Delaney / jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk

0207 436 3633

 

Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna / vannessa@mobo.com

0208 558 8558

 

Editors Notes

The MOBO Awards were established in 1996 by Kanya King MBE to recognise the outstanding achievements of artists in musical genres ranging from soul and reggae to hip hop, grime and afrobeats. It is one of the world’s leading urban music brands and now in its 21st year, the awards are a celebration of top musical and cultural achievements.

Over the years, MOBO have evolved into an all-year round movement supporting emerging as well as established talent across various musical and other creative genres as it pursues its mission to create more opportunities and platforms for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

For many artists, especially those who are independent, the MOBO Awards exemplifies success through struggle and hard work and is a point of reference for enterprising achievement.

 

Via our talent development programme and fellowships, MOBO empower and nurture emerging talent through understanding different elements of the industry which is key for a successful career, not just in the music industry, but the creative industry as a whole.

 

EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland. For more information about VisitScotland see www.visitscotland.org or for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com

 

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) is the official destination marketing organisation (DMO) for the city of Glasgow. As custodian of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand, GCMB works with partners, stakeholders and businesses to position and promote Glasgow across national and international markets as one of Europe’s most vibrant, dynamic and diverse cities in which to live, work, study, invest, meet and visit. For more information, visit peoplemakeglasgow.com and follow @peoplemakeGLA and @meetglasgow.