The first-ever Electronic Music Awards appeared all set in the days leading up to its presentation. The nominees and categories were announced along with the show’s presenter. It came as a surprise then that the show, co-founded by Paul Oakenfold, was postponed until autumn two days before the ceremony was supposed to originally be filmed, April 14.
A spokesperson gave the reasoning behind the sudden change as a means of favorably setting the Awards up, noting that, since it was the first year of the ceremony, the production has “the luxury of flexibility, which we are taking advantage of to decide the optimal timetable to present the awards.” It is unclear whether the broadcasting rights for the show, held by Fox and scheduled to air April 23, have been affected. A new date for the ceremony and broadcast has not been announced.