Superstar performances. Drinks flowing. Somebody no doubt making an absolute fool of themselves. Not just an average day in Dork HQ - but also a sample menu of what to expect from the BRIT Awards, celebrating its 40th birthday with a bang. Held at London’s O2 Arena, it’s time to crack out our suavest outfits to celebrate the past twelve months.
So, who’s nominated? WELL, try Dork faves Billie Eilish, Foals, Bastille, Sam Fender, Charli XCX, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Mabel, Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and more - all eagerly awaiting to hear if their name will be revealed across one of the eight categories. We can feel the tension already.
What else? There are also performances from Billie Eilish (debuting that cracking James Bond theme), Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Mabel, Celeste, Dave and - erm - Rod Stewart. Try some ridiculous moments on the red carpet. Try some daytime TV presenters bopping their heads to tracks they have clearly never heard before. There’s a lot going on, alright?
As you are no doubt aware, Dearest Reader, we like to get under the skin of these award bashes. What type of crisps are knocking about backstage? Can you get pizzas delivered to the press room? Which lager does Noel Gallagher drink? Only Dork can get those all-important details.
So yes, 'we' will be live from the BRIT Awards with the comprehensive coverage you won’t find anywhere else. It’s amazing we’re still allowed in.
In the meantime, get a feel of who’s going to be celebrating and who we’re going to have to console with aftershow cocktails with the full shortlist below. Yes, we know. So many men. Do better, BRIT Awards.
Mastercard Album Of The Year
Dave - Psychodrama
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head
Song Of The Year
AJ Tracey - Ladbroke Grove
Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man - Giant
Dave feat Burna Boy - Location
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don’t Care
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Mabel - Don’t Call Me Up
Mark Ronson feat Miley Crus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Sam Smith & Normani - Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy - Vossi Bop
Tom Walker - Just You & I
Male Solo Artist
Female Solo Artist
Bring Me The Horizon
Best New Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey
International Male Solo Artist
Tyler, The Creator