Exclusive filmed performances from the 2023 BRITs Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1 shortlisted artists Cat Burns, FLO and Nia Archives launch today, in celebration of their nomination for the prestigious award, which was announced last week.
Filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre, the three stunning performances are testament to their indisputable talent and show exactly why they have each made the BRITs Rising Star shortlist for 2023.
Cat Burns performed her platinum-selling hit ‘Go’ in a Labrum-designed suit, FLO performed a stripped back version of their breakout debut single and global viral smash ‘Cardboard Box’, and Nia Archives, donning a hot pink Averix jacket visually paying homage to the brand’s inextricable links with the underground UK music scene, took her latest single ‘So Tell Me’ from the club to the live space with a moving performance lush with a string quartet and live band.
The performances, along with interviews with each act, are all now live on the BRITs official channels.
Since launching in 2008, the award, originally known as Critics’ Choice, has successfully identified the future stars of UK music, with an extraordinary alumni of previous winners including Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Ellie Goulding, Sam Fender, Celeste, Griff and last year’s winner Holly Humberstone, with total global track streams for all previous winners reaching over 50 billion.
The BRITs Rising Star award shortlist is selected by an invited panel of music editors and critics from the national press, online music editors, heads of music at major radio and music TV stations plus songwriters, producers and live bookers - those working with new rising talent on a regular basis. The award is open to British artists who, as of 31st October 2022, have not yet achieved an Official Album Charts Top 20 placing or achieved more than one Top 20 chart placing in the Official Singles Chart.
The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard will take place on Saturday 11th February - the first time the show will be held on a Saturday in its history - and will broadcast live on ITV and ITVX - from The O2 arena.
2023 will mark 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, with headline sponsor Mastercard reaching 25 years and 13 years at The O2 arena. All three long-standing partners support The BRITs’ ambition to host an unforgettable and far-reaching evening of live music and entertainment that, additionally, helps raise money for The BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the awards, who distribute funds to charities that promote education and well-being through music, including The BRIT School and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
Mastercard return as headline partner of The BRIT Awards for the 25th year, bringing cardholders closer to music through a range of BRITs experiences. This year, Mastercard will continue to partner with The BRIT School to celebrate and give a platform to the next generation of creative talent.
YouTube Music is the Official Digital Music Partner and will bring fans closer to the BRITs than ever before. As the home of the official livestream on YouTube, audiences around the world will be able to watch the whole journey of the BRITs unfold, from the nominations, through the run-up, to the awards themselves and the performances on demand afterwards. Fans will also be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on the night on YouTube Shorts, a short-form video experience right on YouTube, as well as listening to their favourite artists' playlists on YouTube Music.
Further campaign announcements will be unveiled in the coming months.