Brit Awards 2014: One Direction and Ellie Goulding join stars on the red carpet
Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Arctic Monkeys and more turn up for the star-studded event
The stars of the music world are arriving on the red carpet ahead of tonight's Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena.
Ellie Goulding was among the first of the nominees to show up, wearing a pink corset dress that would not look out of place in a Disney princess' wardrobe.
British dance act Rudimental appeared suited and booted in bright, lairy patterns shortly afterwards, followed by Boy George who seemed to have been punched in the face (or was that just 'artistic' make-up?).
Katy B rocked some red lycra, while the multi-nominated Bastille opted for simple yet suave tuxedos.
Pharrell Williams, performing tonight with Nile Rodgers, left his bizarre over-sized Grammys hat at home in favour of a glitzy metallic suit and Jessie J chose a quirky lilac lipstick to set off a beige catsuit.
There were no Wizard of Oz costumes a la 2008 from the Arctic Monkeys tonight, who instead chose the dapper route, while Laura Mvula, who opened Sunday night's Baftas with Tinie Tempah, wore a white and black ruffled number.
Only pop duo Rizzle Kicks seemed to realise that it is, in fact February, and wear coats.
Read more: Most controversial Brit Awards moments
Watch Ellie Goulding interviewed on the red carpet
tv Review: Miranda Hart and co deliver the festive goods
tvReview: Older generation get hot under the collar this Christmas
comedy Erm...he seems to be back
tvReview: No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa
tv Gymnast Louis Smith triumphed in the Christmas special
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
EastEnders Christmas special, review: Brilliant Danny Dyer glues you to your seat
Felicity Jones on being Stephen Hawking's wife in The Theory of Everything: 'I didn't want her to be a saint'
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Doctor Who series 9: Jenna Coleman staying on for whole season as Clara Oswald
The Interview finally gets US release after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader