BRIT Awards 2016: Everything You Need To Know

BRIT Awards 2016: Everything You Need To Know

Find out when, where, and who will be performing at this year's 2016 BRIT Awards...

BRIT Awards 2016: What you need to know
BRIT Awards 2016: What you need to know

There’s no denying that the BRIT Awards are the biggest event in the UK music industry calendar.

Last year saw Kanye’s controversial flame-throwing performance, Kim’s on-stage selfie with Ant and Dec and *that* Madonna fall. The year before that Kate Moss stole the show in David Bowie’s Ziggy jumpsuit, closely followed by Queen Bey in a floor length gown complete with head-to-toe Swarovski diamonds. Back in 2013, meanwhile, Taylor Swift showed Harry Styles what he was missing, stripping down from her gown to a super risqué lace corset.

When are the BRIT Awards 2016?

Mark Wednesday 24th February in your calendar, people, because the BRITs will be live-streamed on ITV.

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justin bieber coldplay brits 2016 Justin Bieber and Coldplay will join Adele on stage at the Brits 2016

Who is performing at the BRIT Awards 2016?

It looks like the BRIT Awards 2016 are shaping up to be one hell of an affair too, because Justin Bieber and Coldplay have just been confirmed to join Adele as part of the line-up.

'The BRITs are excited to welcome two of the biggest acts in the world right now to next year's awards - Coldplay, who are undoubtedly one of our greatest music success stories, and pop sensation Justin Bieber, who will be coming to London for his first ever BRIT performance,' said BRITs Chairman Max Lousada.  'Next year's awards is shaping up to be a fantastic night of British and international music.'

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Adele, meanwhile, will return to the Brit stage for the first time in 5 years, no doubt with a spell-binding performance of ‘Hello’ or some other mind-blowing track from her 25 album.

Adele took home two Brit awards in 2012

The artist has already bagged herself three BRIT awards before, and considering the fact that her 25 album is the fastest selling and most downloaded number one album of all time, she stands in pretty good stead to add to her collection.

'You couldn’t get a bigger name in music right now,' said BRITs chairman Max Lousada.

'Adele is having an exceptional moment and The BRITS are delighted to be a part of her history, her present and future.'

On top of that, Adele is set to embark on her first tour in half a decade next year, with dates in the UK, Ireland and even North America. How she’ll fit it all in, we’ll never know.

How Can You Get Involved...

Fans will be within inches of some of British music’s biggest names as the Passport to Brit’s week aims to give fans the ultimate intimate experience all for under a fiver.

Yep, it certainly does sound too good to be true? But we can confirm, that for the small price of £4.50 you will be in with the chance of winning tickets to see your favourite British artists - all in the aid of charity.

War Child has partnered up with O2 as part of BRITs week 2016, to host what they call the smallest gigs, making the biggest difference.

Professor Green, Florence and Machine, Jaime XX, and Frank Turner are among the artists who will be performing a series of exclusive shows during Passport to the BRIT’s week next month. For a chance to attend head to warchild.org.uk/news/passport-brits-week

The BRITs 2016 nominations

As for BRIT nominations, Adele is up for three gongs this year (I mean, no suprises there really. We've listened to her album 25 about 20 million times). And then there's this year’s Critics’ Choice winner who has already been anounced, Jack Garratt - so predict huge things for this guy this year.

That's not all - Little Mix and Coldplay are also up for awards, and Twitter have even created them their own emojis. Yep, in honour of their nominations, both bands will appear as emojis when users tweet #LittleMixBRITs or #ColdplayBRITs. Now that's how you know you've made it...

Aside from all the excitement though, Lily Allen is NOT happy about the nominations. The songstress has slammed music industry figures for leaving unsigned artists off the list, claiming that they are more interested in money than music.

In a Facebook post, she added: "The voting academy consists of 1000 music industry figures', and here lies the problem, music industry figures don't necessarily care about music, they mostly care about themselves, they vote tactically for their label's artists to win or so that their competitors at other labels DON'T."

Eek!

For the full list of BRIT nominations head to www.brits.co.uk/nominees

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