Blur went on to perform an 11-minute closing set, having received an Outstanding Contribution To Music award. It was the longest closing set in the history of the awards.
The Brit Awards, held in London, recognises excellence in British music. Among the winners were Foo Fighters for Best International Group, acoustic guitarist and rapper Ed Sheeran who bagged several awards including British Breakthrough artist, and Coldplay who took Best British Group - the seventh of their career.
See Adele "flip the bird" at the show producers in this video:
Brit Award winners list:
British Female Solo Artist: Adele
International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars
British Single: One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
International Female Solo Artist: Rihanna
British Male Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran
British Group: Coldplay
International Group: Foo Fighters
British Breakthrough Act: Ed Sheeran
International Breakthrough Act: Lana Del Rey
Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Adele - "21"