Tonight, Dear Reader, is ‘the night’ – at least if the night you’re looking forward to involves a bunch of people who work in certain bits of the music industry attempting to write off the rest of the week with an almighty hangover.
But let’s not be so cynical! The BRIT Awards also have, y’know…. statues. And a few performances from ‘Dork faves’ like The 1975 and George Ezra. And also, Hugh ‘Huge Action’ Jackman. 2019, eh?
In truth, there are a few things to pay attention to at this year’s ceremony – from the obvious (Idles up for British Breakthrough Act), to the just generally ‘good’ (the International Female category is especially strong). Because of that, we’ve fired up the Dork Pop Emergency Broadcast System (trademark pending – Ed), and will be updating with various observations throughout the evening on this very page. You’ll also ‘interact’ via social media, if you like. Let’s be honest, we’ll be tweeting the best gags – we’re like that.
So, keep this tab open, check out the nominees here, pour out a fizzy pop and get ready to read your boring mate on Facebook complaining there isn’t more ‘real music’ with ‘guitars’. There’s always one.