It’s the old lion versus the young cubs, at the first ever BBC Music Awards, for the title of British Artist of the Year 2014.
The inaugural event is taking place in just over 3 days in England’s capital, and there are some tough participants vying for the top prize.
Competing for British Artist of the Year is David Bowie, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, alt-rock group Elbow, modern soul collective Jungle, singer Sam Smith and rock duo Royal Blood.
The show takes place this Thursday 11th December at Earl’s Court in London, with an audience of 13,500 expected at the awards. The event will be hosted by the BBC Radio DJs Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans.
The BBC Music Awards will also feature the International Artist Of The Year category. Glastonbury 2014 sensation Dolly Parton, American jazz artist Gregory Porter, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, hip-hop musician Pharrell, country-pop singer Taylor Swift and Prince.
Expected to perform on the night are Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, British electronic group Clean Bandit, British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith, DJ Calvin Harris, singer Ella Henderson with Labrinth, boy band One Direction, older boy band Take That, English singer-songwriter George Ezra and Welsh rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen.
The BBC Music Awards are being shown on BBC One and Rte 2 at 8pm on Thursday 11th.