The 2004 BRIT Awards were the 24th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 17 February 2004 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. The awards were marked by a set of victories by the rock band The Darkness. They won the first rock act award ever presented at the BRIT Awards. The show, when broadcast, attracted 6.18 million viewers.
The nominations were announced on 12 January 2004.
Outstanding Contribution to Music