Sheffield Prepares to welcome Mobos for the first time

Sheffield is getting ready to host the 26th Mobo awards later, marking the first time the esteemed event has taken place in the city.

Sheffield is getting ready to host the 26th Mobo awards later,

The awards ceremony, honouring the finest in black British music and culture, is set to take place at the Utilita Arena in the city.

This will mark the third occasion that the Mobos have taken place in Yorkshire, with Leeds being the previous host on two separate occasions.

The Sugababes are set to take the stage at the event, where they will be honoured for their significant impact on the music industry spanning two decades.

Soul II Soul, DJ Spoony, Cristale, and grime star Ghetts are just a few of the talented acts set to take the stage on Wednesday night.

A Mobos fringe event took place at the city’s renowned Crucible Theatre on Monday, showcasing the finest up-and-coming local musical acts and artists.

During an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield, singer Lavelle expressed her enthusiasm for the Mobos coming to Sheffield. It has arrived at the perfect moment.

“It will provide insight into the current situation in Sheffield.”

“It’s going to be an amazing night out and everyone’s really pumped for it,” she exclaimed.

Established in 1996, the music of black origin awards have been a platform for artists from various genres including grime, hip hop, and R&B.

The 25th Mobo Awards took place in London in 2022, with YouTubers Chunkz and Yung Filly as the hosts.

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Knucks, Dreya Mac, Little Simz and PinkPantheress were among the notable winners, along with Nile Rodgers, who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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