First Direct Arena
Wednesday 4st November
The First Direct Arena are proud to host the 2015 MOBO awards on 4th November.
The MOBO Awards for “Music of Black Origin” were established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. The MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.
The annual MOBO Awards show has become one of the most anticipated events on the music calendar and showcases the best in British and international urban talent.
Having played at every iconic venue in London since 1996 including the Royal Albert Hall (6 times even), Wembley Arena and the O2, the MOBO awards are now heading to Yorkshire for an evening of music, awards, and world class talent.
Music producer and past MOBO Award-winner Naughty Boy returns to the stage for the first time since releasing his Top 10 hit ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’ featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.
The prolific hit-maker has worked with some of music’s biggest names from Emeli Sandé to Wiley, and Ed Sheeran to Rihanna. The 30-year old producer last performed at the MOBO Awards in 2013 where he took home awards for ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Video’ for his smash ‘La La La (featuring Sam Smith’).
Also returning to perform this year is 21-year old English singer-songwriter Ella Eyre, who is nominated for Best Female Act. Since picking up the prestigious MOBO Award for Best Newcomer last year, the young star has gone on to release her debut album Feline, which rocketed to the Top 5 and spawned five UK Top 40 singles.
Recently, three new acts have been added to perform at the awards show: Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle and Lianne La Havas.
Don’t miss this rare chance to see this iconic awards show in Leeds.
See the nominations on our website here.