Little Simz, Holly Humberstone and Dave are among the first performers announced for this year’s BRIT Awards

Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher will also appear at the ceremony next month.

The first wave of performers for this year’s BRIT Awards have been revealed.

Dave, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher and Little Simz will all appear at the ceremony which takes place at London’s O2 on Tuesday 8th February. It will be broadcast exclusively on ITV and ITV Hub, and streamed for non-UK viewers via The BRITs’ YouTube channel. 

The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards were announced last month, with Little SimzWolf AliceSam FenderSelf EsteemGlass AnimalsGriff and more all up for prizes.

Little Simz and Sam Fender will take on AdeleEd Sheeran and Dave for both the Artist of the Year and Album of the Year awards, with Wolf Alice up against Coldplay, D-Block Europe, Little Mix and London Grammar for Best Group.

“Completely overwhelmed and honoured to be nominated for 3 (!!) BRIT awards alongside so many incredible artists,” Sam Fender said. “Album of the Year is the absolute dream, there’s been so many amazing records out this year so I’m just buzzing to be in amongst it. I’m sure it will be a wild night.”

Elsewhere, Self Esteem has got a first BRITs nod in the Best New Artist category. “​​As you can imagine I am VERY excited,” she explains. “I’ve watched the BRITs since I was a little girl and to think I’m nominated for one is actually pretty overwhelmingly emotional! I’m so thrilled by the idea of my message reaching more ears, and respect to the BRITs for taking a punt on me!“

Holly Humberstone has already been announced as the winner of the Rising Star award. The winners of the four genre categories – Rock/Alternative Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, Dance Act, Pop/R&B Act – will be determined by a public vote via TikTok.

Album of the year

Adele – 30
Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together
Ed Sheeran – =
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year

Ed Sheeran
Little Simz
Sam Fender

Best group

D-Block Europe
Little Mix
London Grammar
Wolf Alice

Song of the Year

A1 & J1 – Latest Trends
Adele – Easy On Me
Anne-MarieKSI & Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play
Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember
Central Cee – Obsessed With You
Dave ft Stormzy – Clash
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)
Glass Animals – Heat Waves
Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta – Bed
KSI – Holiday
Nathan Evans & 220Kid & Billen Ted – Wellerman
Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa – Friday
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body
Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

Best new artist

Central Cee
Joy Crookes
Little Simz
Self Esteem

Best international artist

Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best international group

Silk Sonic
War On Drugs

Best international song

ATB / Topic / A7S – Your Love (9PM)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)
Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More
Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
Jonasu – Black Magic
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Lil TJ & 6lack – Calling My Phone
Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U
Polo G – Rapstar
Tiesto – The Business
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Brits Rising Star

Holly Humberstone – Winner
Bree Runway
Lola Young

Best dance

Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again
Joel Corry

Best rock/alternative

Glass Animals
Sam Fender
Tom Grennan
Wolf Alice

Best pop/R&B

Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Joy Crookes

Best hip-hop/grime/rap

AJ Tracey
Central Cee
Little Simz

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