It's the fifth consecutive year the London venue has hosted the bash...

THE 2004 BRIT AWARDS will take place for the fifth consecutive year at LONDON’s EARL’S COURT on February 17.

Last year’s event saw Coldplay pick up the Best Group and Best British Album awards, Robbie Williams receive Best British Solo Male and International Awards go to Eminem and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The awards also featured performances from Coldplay, [/a], [a], [a][/a], Justin Timberlake and Kylie.

Polling day for the awards is set for December 11 and will be decided by The Brit Awards Academy – a panel made up of 1,200 members from different sectors of the music industry. ITV1 will screen the 2004 Brit Awards ceremony.