The Brits 2008 date set

Show to go live again

The Brits 2008 will take place on 20 February next year, and it will repeat 2007’s trick of broadcasting live.

The show will be on ITV1 at 8pm. ITV2 will screen the backstage coverage, including instant reaction from winners, nominees and performers.

Committee Chairman Ged Doherty said: “The Brits is Europe’s best musical showcase and 2008 promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“The return to live broadcast earlier this year saw an increase in TV audience and we want to build on that by taking next year’s show live once again.”