Brit Awards 2024: 6 of the most surprising things that happened

From Dua Lipa defying gravity to a surprise ‘The Traitors’ appearance

Georgia Evans
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Georgia Evans
Commercial Editor, Time Out
Raye eating crisps in a corner shop
Photograph: Jess Hand / Time Out

It’s the biggest night of the year for British music. And where else (apart from maybe Chiltern Firehouse) are you going to see Dua Lipa, Kylie and Roman Kemp all dressed up to the nines in one place?

Like the Grammy’s earlier in February, women are the champions of this year’s Brits; former Time Out cover star and famous Londoner Raye was named songwriter of the year earlier this week, and broke records as the musician to receive the most Brit nominations in a single year.

We also got to see the UK’s unofficial royals Stormzy and Maya Jama on the red carpet together, and a Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding reunion, which proves once and for all that we are, actually, back in 2014. It’s enough to make us rock platform trainers and cover ourselves in Dream Matte Mousse.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Brits without plenty of weird things going on too. This was the stage from which Madonna fell not once but twice in one performance, where Geri Halliwell rocked her Union Jack dress for the very first time, and where Jarvis Cocker mooned the whole country during Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. So let’s see how this year’s awards stack up, shall we?

Surprising things that happened at Brit Awards 2024

1. Lady Di rising from the dead 

2. Dua Lipa defying gravity 

3. Raye’s grandma making us all cry

4. CMAT mooning in true Brits fashion

 5. Bimini cheersing for us all 

6. Roman Kemp channeling ‘Saltburn’ bath water

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