The Brit Awards 2009 will again be held at London's Earls Court venue.

Organizers confirmed the development today, in a move intended to dispel published reports which claimed the London O2 venue was lined-up to host next year's event, a date for which has yet to be announced.

Including this year's gala on Feb. 20, the Brit Awards has been held at the Earls Court site in west London every year since 2000. Prior to that, the industry event briefly called the London Arena home.