Brit Awards 2016: Everything you need to know

Gemma Strong

It's amost time for the 2016 Brit Awards, and this year's ceremony looks set to be the best yet. The line-up reads like a who's who of the hottest artists, with the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay all confirmed to perform, and fans can also look forward to a special tribute to David Bowie. HELLO! Online gives the lowdown on the biggest night in British music…

What time? The Brit Awards 2016 are taking place on Wednesday 24 February at London's O2. The ceremony, which is being hosted by Ant and Dec, will be aired from 8pm on ITV.

Ant and Dec are returning to host this year's Brit Awards

Who will be performing? As well as Adele, Justin and Coldplay, viewers will be treated to live performances from last year's Critics' Choice winner James Bay, Jess Glynne, Little Mix and breakthrough Canadian artist The Weeknd, who will all take to the stage during the ceremony.

Rihanna is also scheduled to appear with Drake. Her attendance seems uncertain given that she had to pull out of the Grammys and cancelled a strong of tour dates – but fans are keeping their fingers crossed…

Adele will perform live on stage at the star-studded ceremony

Highlights: Undoubtedly one of the biggest moments on the night will be the Brit Awards tribute to David Bowie. Kate Moss is reportedly set to take part in the segment honouring the glam rock icon, following his death on 10 January. Details are being kept under wraps, but Brits chairman Max Lousada has said it will be "respectful and understated".

Who has the most nominations? Adele looks set to storm the awards. The Hello singer has four nominations, and is expected to lift the top prize, album of the year. She is also in the running for best British female artist, with bookmakers predicting she will take home both trophies. James Bay and Years & Years also have four nods a piece, followed by Calvin Harris and Jess Glynn with three.

Coldplay could make Brits history this year

Coldplay, meanwhile, could make Brits history if they win either of their categories – best album or best group. One win would give them a career total of nine Brits, making them the event's most successful band ever (Robbie Williams is the all-time champion, with an incredible 17 trophies to his name).

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