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Brit awards 2018: When is it, how to watch and who is performing?

Biggest night in British music takes place on 21 February

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 20 February 2018 10:26
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Dua Lipa leads this year's Brit Award nominations with five, including for Best Album
Dua Lipa leads this year's Brit Award nominations with five, including for Best Album

The biggest night in British music is almost upon us - the Brit Awards 2018 are taking place on Wednesday 21 February.

If you're not at the ceremony itself at the O2 Arena in London, you can still catch all the action on ITV or on the YouTube livestream if you're an international viewer.

The event is being hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, while Roman Kemp, Alice Levine and Clara Amfo will be hosting the action on the red carpet from 7-8pm. The afterparty can be viewed live on Twitter from 10.45pm.

The show will be streamed live from 8pm and is expected to finish at 10.20pm. You can also follow the event on its official social media pages:

Fans can also see some of their favourite acts perform live on the night: expect appearances from Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters, Jorja Smith, Justin Timberlake, Rag'n'Bone Man, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and Stormzy.

Dua Lipa is leading the 2018 Brit Award nominations so far with five nods, including best British Female, Single, Album, Video and Breakthrough Act.

The “New Rules” hitmaker is up against Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, Kate Tempest and Laura Marling in the Best British Female category.

Meanwhile Ed Sheeran, who smashed records this year with the release of his third album Divide, faces stiff competition in the best British male category, going head-to-head with Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Ran N Bone Man and Loyle Carner.

For the list of nominated artists check here.

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