The Brit Awards has announced a new date for 2023 – and it proves a massive shake-up for the iconic ceremony.
For the first time ever, the UK music industry's biggest night is moving from its traditional midweek slot to a Saturday to coincide with its thirtieth anniversary.
The Brits will take place on February 11 at London’s O2 Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV and ITVX.
Damian Christian, the new chair of the Brit Committee 2023, said: “The Brits is the biggest night of the year for the UK music industry, and we want as many eyes on it as possible as we showcase the best and most diverse British talent.
“Moving the show to a Saturday will breathe new life into the iconic ceremony, while also introducing a new and more engaged audience.”
This year's ceremony was hosted by Mo Gilligan, who presented for the first time.
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A host for next year's ceremony has yet to be announced.
Back in February, fans saw Adele sweep the board as she returned to the UK to make an appearance at the event.
The awards were criticised by many, however, fortheir “woke” gender-neutral categories.
The broadcast pulled in its lowest audience on ITV, with Adele even speaking out about the decision to scrap the Best Male and Best Female categories while receiving the new Artist of the Year gong.
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In a speech muted by broadcast bosses, the superstar said: “I understand why this has changed, but I really love being a woman and a female artist.”
Controversy aside, other stand-out winners and performance moments included Little Simz, Dave, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran.
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