Perhaps the iconic Brits moment came in 1996 when Jarvis Cocker invaded Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song and mooned him.

Adele’s performance of Someone Like You at last year’s ceremony became one of the most watched videos in YouTube history. And hilariously, made something of an international hate figure of James Cordon, for his, we thought, quite sincere, introduction.

In 2000, the then four-piece Spice Girls picked up the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, and performed Spice Up Your Life, after Geri Halliwell’s rendition of Bag It Up.

Sorry, did we mention Geri appeared from between a giant pair of woman’s leg during that performance? Well, she did.

Long forgotten British metallers The KLF sent a courier to pick up their award after they drew with Simply Red for Best British Act of the year. They later dumped a dead sheep outside a Brits after show party with the message: “I died for ewe”.

DJ Brandon Block invaded the stage in 2000, and was promptly doused by Ronnie Wood. Perhaps more shocking in retrospect was that American actress, Thora Birch, only wore a bra and an open baby blue leather jacket to give out the award.

Destiny’s Child’s 2001 Brits performance of Independent Woman is regarded by pop fans everywhere as one of the trio’s definitive live performances.

Beyonce returned three years later, in 2004, to perform Crazy in Love to unanimous critical acclaim.

The 1989 Brits will be remembered for one, very wrong, reason: the calamitous presenting of former page three girl Sam Fox and Fleetwood Mac sticksman Mick Fleetwood.