What social media made of the MOBO Awards in Leeds

Labrinth takes selfies with fans at the 2015 MOBO Awards in Leeds.
Labrinth takes selfies with fans at the 2015 MOBO Awards in Leeds.
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Leeds took centre stage last night as world class musical talent descended on the city for the 20th annual MOBO Awards.

A sold out First Direct Arena played host to what is one of Europe's biggest music award ceremonies, with the eyes of the nation focussed on the spectacle which was broadcast live on TV.

As only the fourth city to host the event, following on from London, Glasgow and Liverpool, Leeds was hosting its second high profile awards event in recent years after BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.

And as the dust settles and the sore heads start to kick in, we look back at how well Leeds' first MOBOs went down with artists, award winners, onlookers and residents.

Commenting on the YEP website, ZacLeeds said: "I enjoyed it... great to see big name acts in the city, some of which I had never heard of, others I had..... also was very noticeable the crowd was a diverse crowd... people from different races and backgrounds enjoying themselves in our great city."

Performer FKA Twigs tweeted: "Thanks so much to people who voted for pendulum at @MOBOAwards and to everyone involved in my performance tonight, you were incredible."

Rapper Tinchy Stryder tweeted: "Wicked night at the MOBOs. The strength is deep. Next generation cleaned up tonight."

Coronation Street star Rhea Bailey tweeted: "On route to the #MOBOAwards Get in #Leeds Proud to be a #YorkshireLass Cause tonight we're turning it up!!!!"

Popstar Sam Smith, who won four MOBOs last year, tweeted: "Congratulations to all the winners at the @MOBOAwards tonight, last year was a very special evening for me."

David John Birkinshaw posted on the YEP Facebook page: "Well done Leeds. This was specifically the type/ scale of event we hoped the arena would bring. This and all kinds of gigs from global acts. It all helps the image of the city."

Aisha Kasim tweeted: "Cant miss the #MOBOs tonight #Leeds such an inspiring legacy! #music #culture #British."

Coun Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, tweeted: "Thankyou #MOBOAWARDS for choosing to come to #Leeds What an incredible night. So proud Thanks @leedsarena for a great night."

Beeston-raised singer Bianca Gerald tweeted: "My #Mobo experience was immense may I one day have the honour of performing on that stage."

For a full list of MOBO Awards 2015 winners click here or for more on last night's event click here.

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