The 2021 Brit Awards Will Be Held In May After Being Postponed Due To The Epidemic

Organisers of the British Music body, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), announced the plans on Monday, ahead of the Brit Awards, which kick off on May 11, after consulting top British music figures, sponsors and the ITV television network. The head of the BPI said it would be difficult to hold a big awards show in February because of “security and logistical considerations” and global stars might not be able to attend if it took place in February.

Jeff Taylor, chief executive of the BMA and BRit Awards, explained in a statement: “We want the British people to provide the extraordinary level of production, performance and live passion to make this the biggest night in the music business.”

“We believe the best way to achieve this goal in 2021 is to postpone the performance to May, a few months from now, and we are already planning a big event to remind us how important music is in helping us through these difficult times.”

Lewis Capaldi and the British rapper Dave were the big winners this year. The COVID-19 outbreak escalated in February. Lewis Capaldi won two awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year, while Dave’s LP Psychodrama took home British Album of the Year.

Organizers of the Ivor Novello Awards also announced Monday that their ceremony will be canceled on Sept. 2, though the winners will be announced the same day.