The BRIT Awards team have revealed that Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Dua Lipa are all set to perform at next year’s ceremony when it returns to London on 21 February 2018.
BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland, Jason Iley said: “I’m very excited to confirm such a strong British line-up as our first four live acts for the main show in 2018: Ed Sheeran has had an exceptional year, across the world and we are thrilled to have him back on the show.”
“Then we have previous Critics’ Choice winner Sam Smith returning to our stage following the incredible success of yet another No 1 album this year. Stormzy has had a phenomenal 2017, putting grime firmly on the map with his No. 1 album Gang Signs and Prayer and Dua Lipa has been the biggest British female breakthrough story of the year.”
Stormzy and Ed Sheeran also performed at the ceremony in 2017, teaming up together for a live duet of ‘Shape Of You’, which was later released as a single.
The BRIT Awards 2018 nominations will be announced live on an ITV show on January 13th.
Last week, it was also announced that Jack Whitehall will host the O2 Arena ceremony – with the role coming after he previously played three stand-up gigs at the venue in 2017.
Describing the honour, Whitehall explained how he was fulfilling a childhood dream.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting the BRITs, it is the kind of show you dream of hosting as a kid, so really excited to have been asked”, Whitehall said.
It was also recently revealed that designer Anish Kapoor is designing the statuette for next year’s award. The Turner Prize winning artist has delivered his own unique take on the award, designing a statuette that sees the goddess Britannia encased in a red shell.
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