The 2020 MTV VMA Awards hosted by Keke Palmer will be held outdoors at several locations due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The event was initially planned to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but now plans have changed though the event is still going ahead outdoors with limited or no audience.
A mutual agreement was reached between both MTV and representatives from the large Barclays venue, who said in a statement: “The 2020 VMAs will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 and pay homage to the incredible resiliency of New York with several outdoor performances around [the city] with limited or no audience, adhering to all state and city guidelines.”
“In close consultation with state and local health officials, it became clear at this time that outdoor performances with limited or no audience would be more feasible and safer than an indoor event.” – The statement continued.
The statement concluded saying: “The VMAs will highlight the boroughs in an exciting show and return to Barclays Center in 2021. MTV will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, state and local officials, the medical community, and key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all involved.”
The 2020 MTV VMAs will be featuring performances from the likes of Doja Cat, the South Korean boy band BTS, and J Balvin.
Some British stars that have been nominated are Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Lewis Capaldi. Though leading the nominations with nine nods each are Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande from America.
Keke Palmer is very excited to be hosting the event, taking to social media recently she shared an entertaining video of herself talking to her iconic character True Jackson. She captioned the post: “I heard y’all was tired of 2020, let’s go back to 2008.”
“Join me as I host the 2020 @vmas on August 30th on @MTV! #VMAs.” – Keke added.
The Covid-19 global pandemic won’t be stopping this awards event, you can watch the VMAs live on MTV or stream it on MTV.com and the MTV app.