During a news conference, governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTV’s Video Music Awards will return. The award show will take place in New York very own Barclays Center and all five boroughs to bring a new dynamic to the performances and celebrity culture. Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan will not know what hit them!
“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,” Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, said in a statement.
This year’s event, being held on August 30, will be faced with a few challenges due to Covid-19 but the show must go on.
“Show producers alongside Barclays Center management have been working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices for everyone involved,” said MYV in a press release. “Among the measures all parties involved have aligned to include extensive social distancing procedures, meaningful capacity limitations, the virtualization of components where possible, and limited capacity or no audience.”
New York was once the epicenter as it had the most Covid-19 cases in the nation. Due to proper precautions from the government, businesses are opening slowly but surely. This gives MTV the space to execute the show for our entertainment.
“We’re very excited to once again host this legendary night of music, and are especially proud of the impact it will have on our Brooklyn community through the creation of local jobs,” he said. “We deeply appreciate the support and advice of state and local government officials, as well as our internal management and team of medical experts, all of whom have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, and we will continue to closely follow their guidance throughout every step of the planning process with our partners at ViacomCBS.”
Additional information including host, performers, and presenters will be announced at a later date.