MOBO Awards to return to Liverpool’s Echo Arena

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ACC Liverpool is to host the MOBO Awards for the second time.

Chart topping UK act Rizzle Kicks, last year nominated for three gongs, joined MOBO Awards founder Kanya King MBE to announce that Echo Arena Liverpool will host the show on Saturday, November 3.

The MOBO Awards attracted an audience of more than 7,500 music fans last time it was held in the city in October 2010.  It is expected to generate more than £1 million in economic impact for the city region.

Bob Prattey, chief executive, ACC Liverpool, said: “The MOBO Awards chose Liverpool as the first ever location outside of London to host their prestigious event in 2010, building on the city’s reputation of having a strong musical heritage.

“The awards will be broadcast across BBC platforms so they will provide another fantastic opportunity to show the world that Liverpool successfully hosts significant music events.

“As November’s awards will take place on a Saturday night, the potential for economic impact is huge with thousands of visitors expected to stay in the city for the weekend.”

The Awards will take place at Echo Arena Liverpool whilst the adjoining BT Convention Centre will provide additional green room space for artists.

MOBO Awards founder, Kanya King MBE, added: “We had a fantastic show in Liverpool two years ago and worked very well with the city and Echo Arena Liverpool which makes it a real joy to come back and have an even bigger celebration of the best talent around this year.

“This year’s show will have some fabulous performances as always, with some great performances on the night.  The nominations for the various categories will be announced early next month. Both Liverpool and MOBO are getting ready for another historic event in this Olympic year.”