The MTV Video Music Awards will return in August to New York Metropolis’s Barclays Middle, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Monday in a information convention.This 12 months’s occasion, on August 30, will deliver collectively music followers worldwide and pay homage to the power, spirit and resilience of New York Metropolis and its residents. Spanning all 5 boroughs — Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan — the night time will characteristic performances from numerous iconic areas.
“We’re elated to deliver the 2020 ‘VMAs’ again to NYC, the cultural mecca of the world the place music and leisure are woven into the DNA,” Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music expertise, programming and occasions for ViacomCBS Media Networks, stated in a press release.
“Present producers alongside Barclays Middle administration have been working carefully with state and native officers to implement finest practices for everybody concerned,” the discharge acknowledged. “Among the many measures all events concerned have aligned to incorporate intensive social distancing procedures, significant capability limitations, the virtualization of parts the place potential, and restricted capability or no viewers.”
The VMAs would be the first Barclays Middle occasion because the COVID-19 pandemic reached New York,” stated Oliver Weisberg, chief government officer of Barclays Middle and the Brooklyn Nets, in a press release.
“We’re very excited to as soon as once more host this legendary night time of music, and are particularly happy with the affect it is going to have on our Brooklyn group by way of the creation of native jobs,” he stated. “We deeply admire the assist and recommendation of state and native authorities officers, in addition to our inner administration and staff of medical specialists, all of whom have been working laborious to make sure the well being and security of everybody concerned, and we’ll proceed to carefully observe their steerage all through each step of the planning course of with our companions at ViacomCBS.”
Final 12 months’s present was held at Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey.