The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard today announce that acclaimed British musician Stormzy will perform live at the BRITs ceremony taking place Saturday 11th February live from The O2 arena and exclusively broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX, following his unforgettable medley performance in 2020.
Stormzy - who has received three BRIT nominations this year, for Mastercard Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act - is the latest act to be confirmed for what is shaping up to be another stellar night of live music and entertainment, joining the previously announced Cat Burns, David Guetta & Becky Hill & Ella Henderson, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Sam Smith & Kim Petras and Wet Leg on the BRITs stage, with Mo Gilligan on hosting duties once again.
The recipient of three BRIT awards to date - including Mastercard Album of the Year for his debut Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy is widely considered one of the UK’s most significant and exciting musical talents of recent years. All three of his studio albums have hit No. 1 on the UK Album Chart, and he became the first Black male headliner of the Glastonbury Festival in 2019.
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.