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MOBO stars are coming out to light up the SSE Hydro this November

by October 14, 2016 Leave your thoughts

The countdown is on; tickets are now on sale for the 21st Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) which will be held in Glasgow again on 4 November 2016.

We thought we’d give you a rundown of what you can expect from this evening of top British and international artists (and you can bet your bottom dollar there will be a good helping of glitz and bling thrown in).

The night is set to be full of unforgettable performances from a diverse range of acts. The event was last held in Glasgow in 2013 and included Australian rap sensation, Iggy Azalea, along with euphoric sounds from Rudimental and multi-award-winning London artist, Tinie Tempah.

The MOBO Awards are part of the packed programme of music events which take place every year in the SSE Hydro arena. Located right beside the River Clyde near the heart of the city, this spaceship-style ‘music Coliseum’ is the perfect venue for this vibrant awards ceremony. This will be the fourth time the MOBO Awards have been held in Scotland’s largest city.

The Armadillo (left) and the illuminated SSE Hydro, Glasgow

The Armadillo (left) and the illuminated SSE Hydro, Glasgow

This year we can expect to see three-time MOBO Award winner Craig David making his first solo appearance at the Awards since his debut in 2000. He has a diverse line up of artists supporting him, including electronic music trio, Chase & Status (pictured above). Also joining him on stage, we will be seeing former MOBO Award winner and Mercury Prize nominee, Laura Mvula, who is up for an astonishing four nominations since her last performance at the 2013 MOBO Awards.

Also making an appearance in November, is MOBO Award royalty Tinie Tempah. With nominations this year for Best Male and Best Song, the British rapper is no stranger to the Awards, being involved since 2010, and going on to achieve six UK #1 hits! Grammy Award-winning music group, Clean Bandit, will be making their MOBO Awards debut this year and will be joined on stage by Best Newcomer nominee Anne-Marie.

With a line-up this talented and unique, the 2016 MOBO Awards is not something you’ll want to miss! There’s still time to get one of the hottest tickets in town, with prices starting at only £25. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the city’s great shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife?

Glasgow, are you ready for MOBO 21? We are.

Tickets are now available on or through Ticketmaster.

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Amy Robertson

Amy is a content executive at VisitScotland. Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she's rather fond of music festivals, coastal walks, whisky and coal fires.


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