The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2020 Pacific Music Awards will be presented online and television this year, cancelling the trimmed down live event that had been rescheduled for September 30.
‘Given the current environment and our responsibility for our community, we believe this is the best decision for the awards. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards ceremony will be shared as an online presentation at 7pm on October 3, and the Tagata Pasifika special will be screened on TV1, 9.30-11am, on October 17. We hope our audience around Aotearoa, the Pacific and the world, will be able to join us on both those dates.
Amidst the waves of change, we have kept moving forward and this option allows us to maintain the celebration of our 2020 finalists and award recipients, and the connection with our community at this time. To create the online and television content, we will film and capture as much live content as we can, and we will absolutely ensure we adhere to the restrictions and guidelines for events; and provide a safe environment for everyone involved.’