MOBO Showcase for Scottish Musicians

Scottish musicians wanted for Glasgow MOBO Showcase

click to go the Celebrate MOBO website and sign upScottish artists, DJs, bands and solo performers across all genres are being encouraged to showcase their musical talents in a one day legacy event entitled ‘Celebrate MOBO’ ahead of the MOBO Awards. The one-day event will take place at The Barras Art and Design Centre on Friday, 18 October from 10am – 6pm.

The launch of Celebrate MOBO marks the 18th anniversary of the MOBO Awards which will be screened live from the SSE Hydro, a first for the city, and to mark the occasion MOBO has been working with its partners to create a one day free industry event to highlight urban culture and music influence in Scotland.

Celebrate MOBO will give emerging Scottish talent the opportunity to network and engage with industry experts from the fields of digital, gaming, music and fashion. Confirmed speakers at the event include music entrepreneur Brian D’Souza from Open Ear, Iain Hamilton from goNORTH, James Jefferson from Equator, Ciaran O’Toole from TeamRock, and fashion designer Rebecca Torres.

Musicians wishing to get involved with this festival opportunity should visit the Celebrate MOBO website and e-mail details about their band including genre of music, bio and an online music link. Selected musicians will then be chosen to perform on the day and also be invited to take part in music sessions at BAaD to encourage collaboration.

As well as showcasing the best of the Scottish music scene, Celebrate MOBO will also provide an opportunity to gain insight into digital promotion through on-line tools, music consumption, and how music inspires all levels of business with insight from fashion designers; digital agencies; the media, and an underground culture demonstration with a live graffiti battle.

Kanya King MBE, founder of MOBO said: “‘Celebrate MOBO’ is an exciting opportunity for upcoming and emerging artists in Scotland, to be inspired by the diverse range of music that is at the heart of British youth culture and beyond. This year, it’s our 18th anniversary show and we are so excited to be in Glasgow to celebrate this achievement on October 19th!”

Celebrate MOBO aims to take the passion and excitement surrounding the MOBO Awards to deliver a legacy for emerging Scottish talent.

Brian d’Souza owner of Open Ear and a producer DJ known as ‘Auntie Flo’ said: “This is a phenomenal opportunity for emerging artists to utilise and I hope that Celebrate MOBO will showcase the very best of Scotland’s diverse thriving music scene.”

‘Celebrate MOBO’ aims to take the passion and excitement surrounding the MOBO Awards to deliver a legacy for emerging Scottish talent and is organised by Scottish Enterprise.

More information on Celebrate MOBO can be found at and by following the hashtag #cbMOBO across all social platforms.

Spaces to attend the event are limited, if you are interested you can e-mail with an online bio, music link, and style of music and sign up at ,

The 18th MOBO Awards, which take place at The SSE Hydro on 19 October, is supported by EventScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. Tickets for the event are on sale now from


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