Annual bash set for Earls Court Arena in February

Details of the BRIT Awards 2009 have been announced.

The annual music industry bash will once again be held at Earls Court Arena in London on February 18, and will be televised live on ITV.

The BRIT Awards Nominations launch, which features nomination announcements and live performances, takes place on January 20 and will be screened on ITV2.

This year’s awards were hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon and featured performances from Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Klaxons, Kaiser Chiefs, Leona Lewis and Mark Ronson.

Arctic Monkeys, meanwhile, picked up the Best Album award for ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’.