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Why We’re Excited About The Brit Awards 2018!

It's the biggest music party of the year!

Beano Team
Last Updated:  January 31st 2023

When do the Brit Awards 2018 take place?

The Brit Awards will take place on 23 February. It'll be the 38th ceremony celebrating the best music around!


Where will it take place?

The ceremony will take place at London's massive O2 Arena. It will be the 8th time the venue will have played host to the annual music awards.


Ed Sheeran and Stormzy go head-to-head!

Ed Sheeran are Stormzy and BFFs and have worn each other's t-shirts to other awards ceremonies. Ed even brought the grime MC out onstage at last year's Brits to help him perform a medley of Castle on the Hill and Shape of You. This year, that friendship will be put to one side as the pair are up against each other in the Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album categories! 

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Dua Lipa could win 6 awards!

The 22-year-old pop star has already won the Critic’s Choice at this year’s awards and is nominated in 5 more categories including British Solo Female Artist, British Artist Video of the Year, British Breakthrough Act, British Single and British Album of the Year!Not only has she received the most nominations at this year’s Brit Awards, but the most for any female solo artist! Will she win all 6? Let’s hope she’s got strong shelves if she does. 

Can you tell us the full list of nominees, then?

Of course! Ed Sheeran, 
Liam Gallagher, 
Loyle Carner
, Rag'N'Bone Man
 and Stormzy are in the running to win Best British Male Solo Artist. Dua Lipa, 
Jessie Ware, 
Kate Tempest, 
Laura Marling
 and Paloma Faith are the nominees for Best British Female Solo Artist. The Best British Group shortlist includes Gorillaz
, London Grammar
, Royal Blood
, Wolf Alice
 and The xx. The bands up for Best International Group are  Arcade Fire, 
Foo Fighters, 
The Killers
 and LCD Soundsystem. The Best British Album Of The Year nominees feature Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, 
J Hus, Rag'n'Bone Man and 
Stormzy. In the Best International Male Solo Artist category, you'll find Beck, 
Childish Gambino, 
DJ Khaled, 
Drake and 
Kendrick Lamar. For Best International Female Solo Artist, Alicia Keys, 
, P!nk
 and Taylor Swift all stand a chance of picking up a trophy. And finally, Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man, Little Mix, Liam Payne, Jonas Blue, Jax Jones, J Hus, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Clean Bandit go head to head in the Best British Single category!


Who will host The Brit Awards this year?

Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall will be in charge of this year's ceremony. Last year's hosts were Emma Willis and Dermot O'Leary! 


Which stars will be performing on the night?

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Rag'n'Bone Man, Dua Lipa and Foo Fighters have all been confirmed to play songs during the show!


Can I watch The Brit Awards on the telly?

Yes! The Brit Awards 2018 will be on ITV from 7.30pm and ends at 9.30pm! Don’t miss it!