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MOBO Awards celebrates 18th anniversary in Glasgow's new iconic venue:

Press Release   •   Jun 24, 2013 00:00 BST

Glasgow - 2013 is set to be the MOBO Awards’ most exciting year so far. Celebrating its ‘coming of age’, the organisation teamed up with chart topping girl group Stooshe and the legendary music maker, Jazzie B of Soul II Soul who won an award at the first ever show in 1996 will join Kanya King MBE and Scottish partners to kick off the celebrations with a range of new announcements including:

  • The SSE Hydro – Glasgow’s brand new home for live entertainment will be hosting the MOBO Awards this year as the event returns to Scotland for a third time
  • MOBO will make history as the first music awards event and live multi-artist show to be held at the venue
  • The MOBO Awards show will be the first televised event from the city’s newest venue and broadcast in 200 countries around the world
  • Chart toppers Rudimental and the dynamic Iggy Azalea are the first names announced to perform at this year’s ceremony which has seen the world’s biggest urban music names, over the years and offered a first stage to many UK artists including the likes of Rita Ora and Emeli Sandé
  • Tickets for the MOBO Awards, varying from £25 to £49 are available for pre-sale now via and; and will go on general sale on Tuesday, June 25 at 13:00
  • MOBO intends to bring more than just the awards ceremony to Glasgow. It will be working with its partners on various activities within the city under ‘Celebrate MOBO’.  This will focus on developing unique opportunities to engage with the event, developing a positive legacy to build upon when MOBO returns in two years’ time
  • Together with our official partner, HTC as part of the 18th anniversary celebrations, the MOBO Organisation will soon be launching competitions with ‘money can’t buy’ experiences for lucky fans to win throughout the country

The MOBO Awards last visited Glasgow in 2011 at which time EventScotland, the national events agency, and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) secured a three-year deal.  This will see MOBO return to host their annual awards ceremony in 2015 – again at The SSE Hydro and marking the show’s milestone 20th birthday. Efforts are further supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.

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For more media information, please contact

MOBO 18 announcement:

Radiator PR

Kev Callus or Natalie Davies

020 7404 8264

MOBO organisation:

Simone Bresi-Ando

Marketing and PR lead

020 7306 4941

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau:

Graeme Watson Senior Corporate Communications manager

 07534 982 312


Stuart Mackenzie PR and Media manager

07966 002 009

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