U2, Blur and Alabama Shakes Among Brit Award Nominees


The nominees for the 2016 Brit Awards were announced at a ceremony in London yesterday.

Blur, Coldplay and Foals were nominated in the “Best British Group” category while Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay and Wolf Alice are up for “British Breakthrough Act”.

The “International Group” category is packed with some of worlds best rock talent with U2, Alabama Shakes, Eagles of Death Metal and Tame Impala all up for the award.

Florence and the Machine picked up two nominations for “British Female Solo Artist” and “Mastercard British Album of the Year”.

Folk rock man Father John Misty was nominated for “International Male Solo Artist” and Courtney Barnett is up for “International Female Solo Artist”.

It has also been announced that Coldplay and James Bay will be among the artists performing live at the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV from London’s O2 Arena on February 24th.

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