The Birmingham Music Awards has moved online for 2020 following lockdown restrictions introduced by the government.
Having already been postponed twice since May, the event will now take place online on 10th December. The night will include socially distanced performances from artists and the winners will be announced by BBC Nottingham’s presenter Alex Noble.
The Birmingham Music Awards has ran for the last 3 years, allowing the people of Birmingham to celebrate some of the best talent the city has to offer.
Jo Jeffries, founder of the Birmingham Music Awards and former member of Atomic Kitten spoke to Birmingham Eastside:
“Naturally we were disappointed having to cancel the event for a second time and its important to keep the community together in any way we can.
We need to support, inspire and instill belief in each other now more than ever before.”Jo Jeffries, Founder of Birmingham Music Awards
Anderson 100 is a Birmingham based Hip Hop artist who has been nominated for an award at the BMAs. Speaking with Birmingham Eastside he explains how he feels about not being able to attend the event in person,
“It’s disappointing to not be able to attend the event as it is my first time being nominated for an award at the BMAs and it would have been good to meet other artists and network but COVID has prevented this from happening.
“The fact it is still going ahead online softens the blow a bit and let’s hope I win an award so I don’t feel so bad about it”Anderson 100 – Nominee at the BMAs and Musician
Organisers are hopeful the annual event will return to Birmingham’s Town Hall in 2021.