Who's performing? What's in the goodie bag? What about Madonna?!

Roll out the red carpet, because it’s nearly time for The BRIT Awards, the biggest annual celebration of British music – yippee!

With performances, celebrities and glam outfits galore, we can’t wait – and in honour of the upcoming celebrations, we’ve put together your need-to-know guide to the BRITs.


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When is the BRITs on – and where can I watch it?

The Brit Awards will take place on Wednesday 24th February. And if you’re not one of the lucky ones who has a ticket to the actual show at the O2 Arena, no worries – it’ll be broadcast on ITV at 9pm.

Otherwise, the live-stream will be on YouTube.

Who’s hosting the BRITs?

Everyone’s favourite BFF double act Ant and Dec are returning to take charge of proceedings for the third time. However, enjoy them while you can, viewers – they’ve said that this year will be their final go at the gig, as they’re too busy with other projects. Boo.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly


Watch: Ant and Dec prank James Corden on new show – and it’s TOO funny! 

Who’s performing?

This is looking like one of the best line-ups ever! On stage will be AdeleLittle Mix, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, The Weeknd, Jess Glynne and James Bay.

‘Bad gal’ Rihanna is still on the list, although she cancelled her GRAMMYs performance earlier this month due to bronchitis. Fingers crossed she’s able to Work hard at getting better in time for the BRITs…

And what about Madonna – will she be back?

Erm, unconfirmed as of yet. But if so, we hope there are NO CAPES in sight.

Madonna Brits 2015 GIF

What do the trophies look like?

They’re very pretty indeed, if we do say so ourself! This year, the awards were designed by fashion designer Pam Hogg.

The Brit Awards


What’s in the goodie bags?

Celebs need gifts too, don’tcha know? And they’re in for some true treats this year – their goodie bags will include JBL EVEREST ELITE 700 headphones, a JBL XTREME wireless bluetooth speaker and a JBL BOOST TV mini sound bar. Lucky things.

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What’s the bar like?

We imagine there’ll be some sore heads on Wednesday morning – 1,600 bottles of Champagne, 4,000 bottles of wine and 10,000 bottles of beer will be at the event!

Little Mix GIF

Who are all the nominees?

British Male Solo Artist  

  • Aphex Twin
  • Calvin Harris
  • James Bay
  • Jamie xx
  • Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist

  • Adele
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Jess Glynne
  • Laura Marling

British Group 

  • Blur
  • Coldplay
  • Foals
  • One Direction
  • Years & Years

International Group 

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • Major Lazer
  • Tame Impala
  • U2

British Breakthrough Act 

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • James Bay
  • Jess Glynne
  • Wolf Alice
  • Years & Years

British Single

  • Adele – Hello
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
  • Ed Sheeran & Rudimental- Bloodstream
  • Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  • James Bay – Hold Back The River
  • Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  • Little Mix – Black Magic
  • Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato – Up
  • Philip George – Wish You Were Mine
  • Years & Years – King

British Artist Video of the Year 

  • Adele – Hello
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
  • Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  • Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  • Jessie J – Flashlight
  • Little Mix – Black Magic
  • Naughty Boy ft Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
  • One Direction – Drag Me Down
  • Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall
  • Years & Years – King

MasterCard Brtish Album of the Year 

  • Adele – 25 
  • Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
  • Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  • James Bay – Chaos and the Calm
  • Jamie xx – In Colour 

International Male Solo Artist 

  • Drake
  • Father John Misty
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist 

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bjork
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Meghan Trainor