Paloma Faith calls out BRITs for lack of female performers

Dua Lipa is the only woman set to perform at the ceremony at present

Paloma Faith has called out the BRIT Awards for the lack of female performers currently booked at to perform at the ceremony.

The 2018 awards takes place on February 21, and will see the likes of Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Rag’n’Bone Man, Sam Smith, and Stormzy perform. Dua Lipa is the only woman set to appear at present.

While speaking to The Mirror, Faith was asked if it was a good time to be a woman. She replied: “That’s what they keep telling us, but it looks like all men performing again except for one woman at the BRITs.”

Dua Lipa made BRITS history with her five nominations the most a female solo artist has received in one year at the awards. She is in the running for British Solo Female Artist, British Artist Video of the Year, British Breakthrough Act, British Single and Mastercard British Album of the Year.

The pop star has also bagged the most nominations at this year’s BRITs, with Ed Sheeran following behind her with four. Stormzy and J Hus, meanwhile, have gained three apiece.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa released a video for her track ‘IDGAF’ on Friday (January 12). ‘IDGAF’ is the latest single from the star’s 2017 debut album. Its video was directed by Henry Scholfield, in collaboration with Stromae, and sees “Dua’s softer side in a battle with a cold, empowered alter ego”.