BRIT Awards Announce Date For 2023 Ceremony
The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard will return on Saturday, 11 February.
For the first time in the history of the music awards show – which turns 30 next year – the bash will take place on a Saturday at London’s The O2.
Damian Christian, Managing Director and President of Promotions at Atlantic Records has also been announced as the new chair of the BRIT Committee for 2023.
He 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.”
As for the performances, the organizers managed to keep a surprise Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon performance secret, with the pop megastar and the alternative rockers leaving viewers stunned by their heavy version of pop hit Bad Habits.
The event also saw a new selection of gender-neutral categories introduced after the organizers decided to scrap the Best Male and Female categories and create a broader group of nominees.
And for the first time in the event’s history, fans were able to nab tickets on the arena floor, where the nominees are seated. Additionally, Comedian Mo Gilligan took over as host from Jack Whitehall.
2023 will mark 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, with headline sponsor Mastercard reaching 25 years and 13 years at The O2 arena. All three long-standing partners support The BRITs’ ambition to host an unforgettable and far-reaching evening of live music and entertainment that, additionally, helps raise money for The BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the awards, who distribute funds to charities that promote education and well-being through music, including The BRIT School and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.
The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard will be broadcast exclusively on ITV and ITVX.