MTV VMAs will happen as planned in New York City

The MTV Video Music Awards will return in August to New York City’s Barclays Center, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Monday in a information convention.
This 12 months’s occasion, on August 30, will convey collectively music followers worldwide and pay homage to the energy, spirit and resilience of New York City and its residents. Spanning all 5 boroughs — Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan — the evening will characteristic performances from numerous iconic areas.

“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 expertise, programming and occasions for ViacomCBS Media Networks, mentioned in an announcement.

“Show producers alongside Barclays Center management have been working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices for everyone involved,” the discharge said. “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.”

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The VMAs will be the primary Barclays Center occasion for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic reached New York,” mentioned Oliver Weisberg, chief government officer of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, in an announcement.

“We’re very excited to as soon as once more host this legendary evening of music, and are particularly happy with the influence it will have on our Brooklyn group via the creation of native jobs,” he said. “We deeply recognize the assist and recommendation of state and native authorities officers, as nicely as our inside administration and workforce of medical consultants, all of whom have been working laborious to make sure the well being and security of everybody concerned, and we will proceed to intently comply with their steering all through each step of the planning course of with our companions at ViacomCBS.”

Last year’s show was held at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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