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Sheffield to host 2024 MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards, the UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture, are coming to Sheffield.

Next year’s ceremony will kick off the 2024 awards season, coming to the Utilita Arena Sheffield on February 7 for its 26th year. Tickets are available now.

Details about the performers, special honourees, show hosts and nominees will be announced soon.

Recent years have seen hosts Chunkz and Yung Filly, Maya Jama and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, as well as performers Nile Rodgers, Craig David, Cat Burns, Cardi B, Davido, Tems and many others.

MOBO Founder, Kanya King CBE, said: “MOBO are excited to be kicking off the 2024 Awards season and heading to the city of Sheffield for the very first time for the 26th MOBO Awards. For the past 14 years, the MOBO Awards have travelled to cities outside of London – including Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Coventry, and now Sheffield. Our desire to bring MOBO to different cities across the UK has always been rooted in the desire to unite massive talent from a local and global level, as well as fans, to deliver an iconic music experience rooted in celebrating Black music’s present and future, as well as elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.

“Prepare for an unmissable night of iconic performances and surprises as we celebrate artistic excellence, MOBO’s enduring legacy, and a game changing future.”

Cllr Tom Hunt, leader of Sheffield City Council, added: “We are thrilled to welcome the MOBO Awards to Sheffield and welcome thousands of people to celebrate music of Black origin at one of Europe’s biggest music award ceremonies. With Sheffield’s rich musical history and our reputation for hosting major events, we’re proud to recognise and honour exceptional British and international talent across a range of genres.”

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