Pop band Bastille and house duo Disclosure are leading the way in nominations with four each for this year’s BRIT awards, taking place tonight at London’s O2 Arena.
The ceremony will be broadcasted live in ITV from 8pm, with host James Corden at the helm for the last time after 5 years in the slot.
After last year’s event was heavily criticised by viewers and critics as being boring, this year’s show promises to be much more exciting affair. Perhaps not on the scale of Brandon Block taking a swing at Ronnie Wood or Jarvis Cocker disrupting Michael Jackson, but there are certainly some performances to look forward to. Rumours are rife of a performance from Beyoncé, an appearance from Prince and an on-stage collaboration between Disclosure and Lorde. Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Pharrell and Bruno Mars have all been confirmed for the event.
Bastille are up for four awards including British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single and British Album. Disclosure are also nominated in the same four categories. There are plenty of other relatively new artists enjoying nominations including London Grammar, Laura Mvula and Haim.
Stalwarts of the British music scene have also made appearances in the nomination lists too though, with David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys and Laura Marling all up for awards.
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