Watch Brit Awards live stream 2023: how to watch the 43rd music awards for free – can Harry Styles repeat his Grammys win?

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Brit Awards 2023 live stream

The 43rd Brit Awards take place on Saturday 11th February at London's O2 Arena. It's free to watch on ITV1 and ITVX (sign up with your email address and a UK postcode e.g. W1A 1AA). US viewers can watch the Brits live on Britbox. Use VPN to watch from your local stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home.

Brit Awards 2023 live stream: preview

The biggest night in the British music industry is almost here. The Brit Awards 2023 take place on Saturday 11th February at London's O2 Arena. Mo Gilligan is back in the host's tuxedo once again, with performances from some of the biggest names in the world of music.

Harry Styles, Cat Burns, Stormzy, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, David Guetta and Kim Petras are just some of those who will grace the stage for a live performance on the night. Guetta is making his Brits debut, while Capaldi previously performed at the event in 2020.

Capaldi – who is nominated for Song of the Year – sounds excited to be included in the line-up. "Last time I played the Brit Awards I was so scared that I had a panic attack before I went on, and then got hammered afterwards," he said. "Looking forward to more of the same this year x."

Harry Styles and Wet Leg lead the pack with four nominations each. Both recently picked up Grammys – Wet Leg for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Music Performance; Styles for Album of the Year – and chances are they will again emerge victorious.

The two acts will go head to head in the battle for British Album of the Year, joined by Stormzy, The 1975 and Fred Again. Stormzy has three nominations overall, as do Cat Burns, Fred Again and The 1975.

It's guaranteed to be quite a spectacle. You can watch the event live on ITV at 8.30pm, with red carpet coverage on ITV2 from 7.30pm. It'll also be live streamed on ITVX. Not in the UK? Make sure to you know how to use a VPN to watch a Brit Awards live stream from anywhere.

Watch the free Brit Awards live stream in the UK

UK: Watch live on ITVX

UK: Watch live on ITVX
The ceremony – complete with performances by some of the biggest names in pop – will be live streamed on ITVX. The Brits is where Jarvis Cocker invaded the stage during Michael Jackson's 1996 performance, so anything can happen...

Remember: UK residents travelling abroad can use a VPN to unblock the Brit Awards live stream on ITVX from anywhere.

Watch Brit Awards 2023 live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Brit Awards 2023 live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch the Brit Awards 2023 live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for the Brit Awards live stream

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Grammys 2023, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITVX.

3. Then head over to ITVX on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2023 Brit Awards live stream!

Can I watch the Brit Awards in the US?

The short short answer is no. You can watch some of the 2023 Brit Awards on YouTube, with the event set to get underway at 3.30pm ET / 12.30pm PT if you're in the US, and 7.30am AEDT on Sunday morning if you're in Australia.

Don't forget: if you are a UK citizen travelling outside the UK, you can watch the Brits live on ITVX from anywhere with use a VPN.  

Can I watch the Brit Awards 2023 in Australia?

No Australian TV channel will show the Brit Awards 2023, so the only way to watch is with a VPN. Or you can check out the official Brits YouTube channel, which will host some videos from the night, but not the full ceremony.

UK resident travelling to Australia? Simply use a VPN to access your local Brit Awards live stream without being geo-blocked.

Brit Awards 2023 live stream start times

Brit Awards 2023 start times

  • UK: 8.30pm
  • Central Europe: 9.30pm
  • USA (EST/PST): 3.30pm / 12.30pm
  • Australia: 7.30am (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 9.30am (Sunday)

Who are the Brit Awards 2023 nominees?

Some of the nominees for the Brit Awards 2023 are as follows:

British Album of the Year
The 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language
Wet Leg – Wet Leg
Harry Styles – Harry's House
Stormzy – This Is What I Mean
Fred Again – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)

British Artist Of The Year
Central Cee
Fred Again
George Ezra
Harry Styles

British Group
The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Nova Twins
Wet Leg

Song of The Year
Aitch & Ashanti – Baby
Cat Burns – Go
Dave – Starlight
Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas
Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)
George Ezra – Green Green Grass
Harry Styles – As It Was
Lewis Capaldi – Forget Me
LF System – Afraid to Feel
Sam Smith & Kim Petras – Unholy

You can see a full list of the Brit Awards 2023 nominees here.

What time is the Brit Awards 2023?

The Brit Awards 2023 ceremony starts at 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm EST / 12.30pm PST.

Where is the Brit Awards held?

The Brit Awards 2023 ceremony takes place on Saturday 11th February at the O2 Arena in London.

Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.

  • JDL
    Watching over paid celebrities patting each other on the back and stroking each other's egos. Hmmm. What fun.