3rd January 2019
A Music Event with Purpose
The BRIT Awards 2018 with Mastercard has raised over £1 million to support the work of The BRIT Trust – the music industry charity set up by UK labels association the BPI, which donates to good causes involving young people, music and education.
This adds to the total of over £20 million that has to date been raised by The BRIT Awards and other music events for The BRIT Trust, whose main beneficiaries include (the first and leading FREE performing Arts School in the UK) and Nordoff-Robbins music therapy as well as other selected charities and institutions, such as Music Support, Key4Life and ELAM, that promote education and wellbeing through music and demonstrate the value of music.
BRITs Chairman Jason Iley said: “While millions tune into the biggest music showcase in the UK each year it’s often overlooked that The BRITs are also a major fundraising event for music charities – so our focus is not only on playing host to some of the most successful artists in the world, but also on raising money for causes close to our hearts. I’m very grateful to all of the artists, managers and my fellow committee members, who have selflessly given of their time and talent to raise a monumental sum yet again.”
The Award Statue
British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye OBE will be the designer of our 2019 BRIT Awards statue.
For the 2019 BRITs statue design, Adjaye has partnered with the progressive Czech glassmaking and design company Lasvit, renowned for their cutting-edge design and custom-made installations, to produce a truly unique statue for all twelve BRIT winners on the night.
Sir David’s appointment as the 2019 statue designer succeeds Sir Anish Kapoor and the late Dame Zaha Hadid, who designed the 2018 and 2017 statues respectively, completing a trilogy of world-renowned British creatives orchestrated by BRITs Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Jason Iley.
The BRIT Awards have embarked on a partnership for the last few years with environmental charity Julie’s Bicycle, which was founded over a decade ago from within the UK music industry to support action on climate change across the creative industries.
Through the partnership, The BRITs is progressively increasing the ambition and scope of the event’s green practices with support from contractors and partners. Using its platform at the heart of the UK music industry to spread good practice and inspire artists and music businesses to take action, the BRITs are strengthening the voices of this year’s at least 19 nominees who have previously spoken out on the issue.
The BRIT Awards 2018 also saw another successful partnership with Life Water. Since partnering with Life Water in 2013, the Awards show has funded five clean drinking water projects across Africa and India, giving over 4,500 people a reliable source of clean water in their community.
A stellar night 20th FEB 2018
The event is one of the most important on the social calendar with the very best UK pop stars rendering unforgettable performances, a sumptuous three course dinner, evening ceremony and a fabulous after party.
Rumoured performers yet to be confirmed include Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Paloma Faith, Muse, Spice Girls, Little Mix, Elton John, Coldplay as well as international artists.
To book your tickets to the dinner and show, please speak to you lifestyle manager.