News — August 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm

2016 Mnet Asain Music Awards to return to Hong Kong this December

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The most significant music festival and awards ceremony in Asia will be returning to Hong Kong on December 2nd according to an industry source at the AsiaWorld-Expo centre.

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Details are slim at the moment but the information matches up with the dates of last year’s event and would mean the fifth year running the festival will be held in Hong Kong.

 

The source claimed, “after confirming the location and date, Mnet has commenced preparations. This year, too, we will strive to put on a magnificent music festival.

 

The first edition of the awards show started in South Korea in 1999, and was simply named Mnet Video Music Awards. However, following the expansion of the music industry and in a bid to globalize the awards show, the organizers decided to rename and hold it in other Asian countries.

 

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Last year saw BIGBANG, iKON, f(x), Petshop Boys, 2NE1 and Psy perform at the star-studded event.

 

In 2011 the MAMA was held in Singapore but since then the event has not landed on Southeast Asian soil. Lee Byun Hun hosted the show which was held at Singapore Indoor Stadium.