Annual awards ceremony has not taken place in capital since 2008

The MOBO Awards are set to return to London for the first time in six years.

The 2014 ceremony will take place at Wembley Arena on October 22, returning to the city where the awards started in 1996. Recent MOBO Awards have taken place in both Glasgow and Liverpool.

Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBOs, stated: “We are thrilled to have the awards returning home this year, even more so after our newly signed three-year agreement with ITV a few weeks ago.

“I am excited about the strength of this year’s nominees who will be announced later this month after which the public will be invited to vote for their favourite acts. The show on October 22 promises to be absolutely spectacular and will hopefully inspire a lot of young talent.”

MOBO has also recently signed a new deal with ITV over the television rights of the event, meaning that the event will be aired on ITV2 with a highlights show to be aired on ITV. Since 2004, the MOBOs have been aired on BBC Three.

Nominees for this years MOBOs will be announced shortly. Winners at last year’s ceremony included Tinie Tempah, Wiley, Laura Mvula, Rudimental and Naughty Boy.