If you've watched the Brit Awards in recent years, you'll be painfully aware that it's not the ceremony that it used to be.

Call us old if you must, but the days of Belle & Sebastian beating Steps, 5ive and Another Level to the 'Best Breakthrough Act' in 1999 and Jarvis Cocker crashing Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song' performance in 1996 are long gone.

The most exciting thing that's happened in recent years has been Madonna falling down some steps.

However, the good news is that the 2020 ceremony will be undergoing a major overhaul that will mean a lot less inane chat and a lot more music.

The Brits celebrates its 40th birthday next year, and will take place in London on February 18th.

Organisers have made several changes that will see artists more involved in the creative direction of their performances. They promise 'less awards and more music', while the 'Critics' Choice Award' is being done away with. It will now be known as the 'Brit Rising Star Award' and will be decided by a wider circle of industry people.

The winner of the 'Rising Star Award', meanwhile, will now perform during the ceremony. Previous winners, from Adele to Sam Smith, have not been given the chance to ply their wares.

There will also only be nine award categories - Male Solo Artist, Female Solo Artist, Best Group, Best New Artist (fka British Breakthrough Act), Rising Star, Song Of The Year (previously British Single), Mastercard Album Of The Year, International Male Solo Artist and International Female Solo Artist.

Will it be worth tuning in, however? We'll have to wait until February 18th to find out.