Nominations to be unveiled live in January

The date for next year’s BRIT Awards has been announced by the UK recorded music industry association, the BPI, today (September 8).

The BRIT Aards 2009 will take place on Wednesday February 18, once again at London’s Earls Court Arena.

The BRIT Awards Nominations launch will take place on January 20 2009 at the Roundhouse, with a live broadcast on ITV2.

Chairman of The BRITs committee Ged Doherty comments, “The BRITs is the biggest night of music of the year and is a great showcase for the UK music industry. The success of last years’ show gives us a great platform to now take it on to even greater heights.”

This year’s event saw the Outstanding Contribution to Music award won by Beatle Sir Paul McCartney (pictured above) as well as performances from Rihanna and The Klaxons, Amy Winehouse, Kylie and the Kaiser Chiefs.

More information is available from the awards official site: www.brits.co.uk

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