MTV VMAs Will Take Place in August With ‘Limited or No Audience’

MTV Video Music Awards Set for August 30 at Barclays Center

MTV Video Music Awards Set for August 30 at Barclays Center

"We're exploring with government officials, the medical community, and key stakeholders on how to safely hold the 2020 VMAs at Barclays Center on August 30th", a spokesperson told Billboard in a statement. During the hour-long plus presentation, there was a brief mention of the event on a slide and Cuomo noted "The event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience".

Contemporary York Governor Andrew Cuomo supplied Monday (June 29) that the 2020 MTV VMAs will likely be held in Brooklyn's nearly empty Barclays Heart on August 30.

Addressing the upcoming awards show, Viacom CBS Media Networks" President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events Bruce Gillmer said: "We're elated to bring the 2020 "VMAs' back to NYC, the cultural mecca of the world where music and entertainment are woven into the DNA".

Several awards shows have been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic including the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Oscars, and Golden Globes. Spanning all five boroughs - Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan - the night will feature performances from various iconic locations.

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"The health and safety of artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is of the utmost importance", MTV said in a news release. "Among the measures all parties involved have aligned on include extensive social distancing procedures, meaningful capacity limitations and the virtualization of components where possible".

"Demonstrate producers together with Barclays Middle administration have been working intently with condition and nearby officials to put into practice best techniques for every person concerned", the launch mentioned.

More particulars are established to be verified nearer to the day of the prizegiving based mostly on "the science and data in NY". Further, the release described the 2020 MTV VMAs as "a sprawling celebration across some of the biggest landmarks in the Big Apple".

Last year, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and more took home awards.

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