The Brit Awards are now in their 41st year and the prestigious music event has garnered a reputation for being rowdy and momentous.
Take a room, fill it with rock and pop stars, sprinkle on a few celebrity guests, soak heavily in booze and let the punches roll – sometimes literally! It's such a recipe for drama that these days if a Brit Award ceremony runs too smoothly, it's considered unsuccessful.
And it's not just the clash between competing chart-toppers that provides the shocks at the Brits. They have also become a platform for politics – with musicians using their time on stage to speak out about causes they believe in. And it's all broadcast live on TV for the world to see.
This year's Brit Awards will take place on Tuesday, 11 May at the O2 Arena in London, broadcast on ITV1 from 8pm. There will be an audience of 4,000 people at this year’s ceremony as part of the government’s live events pilot scheme. Comedian Jack Whitehall is to host for the fourth time in a row and Coldplay will open the show with a performance from a platform on the River Thames.
From band battles and stage invaders, to eye-popping performances and disastrous hosts, there's always something kicking off at this notoriously lairy award ceremony.
Do you remember who did what, or is your memory of the Brits as hazy as it might be for the guests the next morning?
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