The BRIT Awards with Mastercard today announce that UK No. 1 selling singer-songwriter Sam Fender will join the lineup for this year’s BRITs, joining Dave, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher and Little Simz at what is shaping up to be another stellar night of music and entertainment.
Sam Fender will perform at the BRITs for the first time next month, having won the Rising Star award in 2019 and been nominated for Best New Artist in 2020. He is nominated this year for Artist of the Year, Rock/Alternative Act and Mastercard Album of the Year, for his No. 1 album Seventeen Going Under. A UK arena tour will follow in March and April, ahead of a milestone outdoor headline show in London’s Finsbury Park in July.
Sam commented: “It's beyond a dream to be performing at the BRIT Awards this year. Me and the band are so excited to get up on that stage, it's going to be mega!!”
Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dave and Little Simz all up for four awards at this year’s BRIT Awards, which will be hosted by Mo Gilligan, with Clara Amfo and Maya Jama set to present The BRIT Awards Red Carpet broadcast on ITV2 from 7pm-8pm.
Voting for the four new genre awards for 2022 - Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act and Pop/R&B Act - are now live on TikTok who are powering a public vote for these categories in a first for both the app and The BRITs.
Mastercard return as headline partner for the 24th year having supported The BRITs for over two decades, bringing cardholders closer to music through a range of Priceless BRITs experiences. This year, Mastercard will continue to sponsor the much sought after Mastercard Album award, as well as Song of the Year with Mastercard for the second time and is proud to carry on connecting people to priceless possibilities.
YouTube Shorts 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. In an exciting first, fans will also be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on the night on YouTube Shorts, a new short-form video experience right on YouTube, as well as listening to their favourite artists' playlists on YouTube Music. YouTube Shorts sponsors the 2022 Artist of the Year award.
The BRIT Awards 2022 with Mastercard take place Tuesday 8th February at The O2 arena, exclusively broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub and hosted by Mo Gilligan.