How to watch the BRIT Awards, who’s performing and everything you need to know

Get all the BRITs action without moving off the sofa

The UK’s biggest night in pop music is upon us, as we’re only hours away from the BRIT Awards 2018. As the stars dust off their best frocks, and practise their “I’m so happy they won and not me!” faces, it’s time to make your winners predictions and get ready for your annual viewing. Here’s where you can watch the BRITs, who’s performing, and everything else you need to know.

When are the BRIT Awards?

February 21 at The O2 London.

Where can I watch the BRITs?

ITV2 will be showing the The BRIT Awards: Red Carpet from 7pm. From 8pm, ITV will have all the action from the awards ceremony, with the programme due to finish at 10:20pm.

Can I just watch the BRITs online?


Yep – you can watch the entire show on YouTube, hosted by Conor Maynard and Yasmin Evans.

Who’s going to be performing?

Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, Rag’n’Bone Man and Jorja Smith, Rita Ora and Liam Payne, Sam Smith and Stormzy are all confirmed to perform during the main show.

What about the pre-ceremony performances?

Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels, J Hus, Liam Payne and Jorja Smith and Stormzy are all set to perform.

Who’s hosting the BRIT awards 2018?

Comedian Jack Whitehall will present the awards, with Clara Amfo, Alice Levine and Roman Kemp hosting the ITV2 Red Carpet coverage.


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Who’s been nominated at the BRIT Awards 2018?

Dua Lipa leads the nominations with five nods (for best British Female, Video, Album, Single and Breakthrough act). Ed Sheeran follows with four nominations, and Rag’n’Bone Man and J Hus are up for three awards each.

You can see a full list of nominations here.

Who’s won critics choice?

Jorja Smith has already taken home the prize.

Where’s the winners list?


What else is happening today?

Over on the BRITs begin live at 11am, while the BRITs Instagram squad get started with artists at 2pm on Insta Live.

From 4pm Maya Jama and Professor Green will be hosting the Red Carpet Live Stream on Facebook, before the ceremony begins live on YouTube and ITV at 7.30pm.

And, finally, from 10.30pm you can see the After Party on Twitter.