The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard today confirm that platinum-selling singer/songwriter Cat Burns will perform live at the BRITs ceremony taking place Saturday 11th February live from The O2 arena and exclusively broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX.
Cat has received three nominations at this year’s BRITs following the huge success of her single ‘go’, which was last year’s No. 4 single, biggest debut hit and top single by a female artist; along with her nomination for the BRITs Rising Star award, she is up for Song of the Year with Mastercard and Pop/R&B Act.
Cat will join the already-announced Harry Styles, Wet Leg and Sam Smith & Kim Petras for what is the biggest night in the British music calendar, with more performances to be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Cat said: “I went to the BRITs in 2017 and always dreamed of performing on the stage one day. It’s such an honour and a huge milestone for me. I can’t wait!”
Cat Burns is a 22-year-old platinum-selling singer/songwriter from Streatham, South London. In 2014, she walked in the footsteps of era-defining artists Adele, Amy Winehouse and FKA twigs as a scholar at The BRIT School, and she later released her debut EP, Adolescent, in 2016. Building a fanbase from the ground up, Adolescent climbed to #11 on the singer/songwriter charts in just 24 hours - putting Cat firmly on the map as an emerging artist to watch. She released her debut single ‘Sober’ in 2018, and in 2020, Cat came out, reconciling herself to her sexuality. 2020 also marked the release of ‘go’, a song which later transformed Cat’s music career as she knew it. It went viral on TikTok towards the end of 2021, peaked at #2 in the Official Singles Chart last year and became Cat’s first platinum-selling hit. Amidst the success of ‘go’, she released her 6-track EP emotionally unavailable in May and supported Ed Sheeran on the European leg of his Mathematics Tour last summer. Named Spotify’s Global RADAR artist, Cat was the recipient of the Music Award at the Attitude Awards and was named the Rising Star in Music at the Gay Times Honours 2022. She will support Sam Smith on their UK & Ireland headline tour, Gloria, this Spring.
Nominations for the 2023 BRIT Awards were announced earlier this month, with Harry and Wet Leg both nominated for four awards. Other artists nominated for multiple awards include Aitch, Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, Cat Burns, Dave, Ed Sheeran, Eliza Rose, Lizzo, Nova Twins, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Taylor Swift.
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 - broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX from The O2 arena, and hosted by Mo Gilligan.
This year the BRIT award has been designed by Slawn, the Nigerian-born, London-based artist known for his large-scale canvases filled with a blend of caricature like pop figures and bold colourful forms, who follows in the footsteps of an illustrious list of creatives including Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir David Adjaye and Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori, who have all previously imbued the iconic BRIT award with their own unique and artistic flair and vision.
R&B girl group FLO have already been announced as the winners of the 2023 Rising Star award, celebrating another future star of British music.
2023 will mark 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, 25 years of Mastercard as headline sponsor and 13 years with the show held 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 returns as headline partner of The BRIT Awards for the 25th year, bringing cardholders closer to their passion for 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 and will again sponsor the much sought after Mastercard Album of the Year award, as well as Song of the Year with Mastercard.
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 weeks.