- 29 Jun 20
The 41st edition of the music awards show is aiming for "outstanding production levels, superstar performances and live excitement".
The BRIT Awards have officially been rescheduled, and will now take place in May of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK awards show traditionally takes place in mid-February, but will now been held at London’s O2 Arena on May 11, 2021.
Organisers reportedly made the decision following extensive consultation with music executives and broadcasters ITV.
“We want to make sure that The BRITs delivers the outstanding production levels, superstar performances and live excitement that make it the biggest night in music," BPI & Brit Awards Chief Executive Geoff Taylor said.
“We believe that the best way to achieve this in 2021 is to move the show back a few months to May, and we are already at work planning a spectacular event that will remind us how important music has been in getting us all through these difficult times. I would like to thank our labels, ITV, AEG and Mastercard and all our partners for their fantastic support.”
The date reshuffle means that the awards eligibility period for next year will also be changed, but specific details have yet to be confirmed.
The 2020 BRIT Awards saw the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Dave, Billie Eilish and Stormzy take home gongs for the major categories.