Original scheduled for its usual February slot, next year’s BRIT Awards will take place 11th May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This move is to ensure a greater level of safety for the attendees and performers, and hopefully easied travel restrictions for those abroad. The eligibilty period for awards has also been extended.

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. 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.

Geoff Taylor – Chief Executive, BPI & BRIT Awards Ltd

BRIT Awards 2021 will take place in AEG’s O2 Arena and broadcasted live on ITV.

The Ivors

Also announced recently, while winners will still be announced on 2nd September, this year’s Ivors ceremony will not take place, despite the decision earlier this year to push back the date.

As a community of music creators, The Ivors Academy has presented awards continuously for 64 years and 2020 will be no different. Lockdown proved how important music is to our lives and how fragile the live music industry is. Now, more than ever, songwriting and composing should be championed and celebrated to keep music alive. Our heartfelt thanks to Apple Music, PRS for Music and Grosvenor House London for their continued support.

Graham Davies – CEO & Crispin Hunt – Chair of The Ivors Academy

Next year’s Ivor Novello Awards are scheduled for May 2021 at Grosvenor House.