The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Still Happening in New York City This August

Tamara Fuentes
Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE - Getty Images
Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE - Getty Images

From Seventeen

Looks like the moon person could not stay away for long. MTV has announced that the 2020 Video Music Awards are still happening and they're moving just across the river this year.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was the first to confirm the news in his press briefing on Monday, June 29. The show is currently planned to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 2019 show was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

While it might be the first award show to continue on as normal, some big changes will be made in order to make sure that everyone stays safe.

"The health and safety of artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is of the utmost importance. Show producers alongside Barclays Center management have been working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices for everyone involved. 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. Details and potential options to come at a later date based on the science and data in New York," MTV said in a press release.

MTV also revealed that the show will be stretched out across all across New York City's five boroughs and "will feature epic performances from various iconic locations."

Presenters, nominees, and performers have yet to be announced, but according to Variety, "MTV sent out save the date notices to top agents and talent reps late in May, indicating the program would move forward in its traditional format."

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be airing live on Sunday, August 30.

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