MOBO Awards to return in 2020 after two years off

Organiser Kanya King promises the "most memorable" event ever for the MOBOs return next year.

The MOBO Awards will return in 2020 after a two-year absence. 

The ceremony, which celebrates music of black origin, last took place in 2017 and has run since 1996. 

The awards will return on November 12 2020, taking place at London's SSE Arena in Wembley. The venue is in the London borough of Brent, which was recently named the city's 2020 borough of culture. 

No performers have been announced yet, but organiser Kanya King promises the "most memorable" MOBOs event ever for its return next year.

“We felt empowered to bring MOBO back to Brent to coincide with the borough’s Year of Culture because this is where our fight to challenge the status quo to create a level playing field started," Kanya added.

"We are returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can. 2020 will see many positive changes that will impact more and more talented young people – very proud to be back and to help ensure that the younger generation will also dare to dream." 

The last MOBO Awards in 2017 saw Stormzy win Best Album for Gang Signs & Prayer, while J Hus picked up Best Single for Did You See. 

Article image: MOBO Organisation