BRIT Award nominees line-up UK tours and shows for 2013
This year's hopefuls and winners to perform live during the year, tickets on sale now
The Brit Awards
The Brit Awards 2013 will once again be presented by funny-man James Corden on 20th February, trying desperately to keep some semblance of order on a night where events often take a drunken turn for the worse (or better, depending on your viewpoint). The event will take place at London's o2 Arena and will feature live performances from Muse, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, Mumford and Sons, One Direction, Ben Howard, Tom Odell and more. Tickets are still available at £70 each.
Apart from the big ceremony itself, you can catch many of the performers and nominees on tour in the coming months - check our guide below for the BRIT List! We'll update it regularly with any new events or tasty titbits, as well as the winners when announced.
Creator of the acclaimed "Ill Manors" project and the dandy of modern urban soul, Plan B's star continues to shine, making him favourite for the British Male Solo Award. Tickets for his February tour start at £30.
He's been overlooked more times than not but the Sheffield bard's psychedelic epic, "Standing at the Sky's Edge" may just reverse his fortunes. His tour in February still has tickets available for most shows at £20. Leamington has sold out.
There aren't many spaces left on Murs' upcoming UK tour, with Newcastle (26th Feb), Manchester, Liverpool, Belfast and London your best bets. Ticket prices start from around £35 to £40 with Premiums available from many.
Up for both British Female Solo and British Breakthrough Awards, Ware has had a superb year. Her tour-dates are starting to sell out though, with a few spaces left in Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford and Bristol - prices start at £14.
On tour next month, the four-times chart-topper has a good chance of walking off with this prize and selling out her shows in the process. All shows cost £17.50 (or £20.50 for London) and available now.
This spring you can catch the nominees for Best British Group as they trill their way around the arenas of the UK from London (several dates from £25/£32.50) to Manchester in April. There are Premiums available for many concerts that no longer have face-value tickets.
Rank outsiders for the award but nonetheless relevant, The xx have earmarked a very special all-day show in the summer. With special guests yet to be announced, seeing the innovative outfit in Osterley Park is an enticing prospect - tickets from £48.50. Belfast, Dublin and Eden Sessions are also available.
She's the hottest woman on the planet right now and will surely walk off with the International Female Solo Award. Her Diamonds UK tour-dates are almost sold out, save for Twickenham on 16th June - from £45.
Another contender for International Female Solo is Alicia Keys who has a string of shows planned for May. The best seats are starting to sell out, but there are a few for Liverpool, Newcastle, etc on sale from around £39.50.
Brandon's boys will be returning to the UK for a handful of stadium shows in spring and summer, although all shows, bar one, are sold out. Wembley on 22nd June is your best bet for a chance to see them - standing has sold out, while seating costs £35 - £65.
Ironically, only a couple of the Best Live Act nominees have shows planned for 2013. The first is The Vaccines who continue to sell out shows. London's 2nd May show is a good example (no standing left), but Margate, Leeds and Llandudno can be purchased from £18.50.
Perhaps they should just give Matt Bellamy and co their award now - they've earned it. The trio have a clutch of stadium shows in May, including Coventry, Arsenal and Man City's grounds on sale for £49.50 upwards.
Already with a bright future ahead of him (yes folks, Mr Odell can knock out a good tune), the young songwriter has already been awarded the Critic's Choice. His entire UK tour has sold out, a mark of just how in demand he is. More dates to follow.
See below for the full line-up of shows by this year's nominees.
- Wed 22nd May 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019 Rita OraBuy Tickets
- Thu 23rd May 2019 and Tue 28th May 2019 Olly Murs, Rak-SuBuy Tickets
- Fri 24th May 2019 to Fri 7th Jun 2019 Olly MursBuy Tickets
- Sat 25th May 2019 This is Tomorrow Festival, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird...Newcastle Exhibition Park (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th May 2019 Neighbourhood Weekender, Richard Ashcroft, The Vaccines, Sla...Victoria Park (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th May 2019 BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, The 1975, Little Mix, Catfish and...Stewart Park (Middlesbrough)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st May 2019 to Fri 13th Sep 2019 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Scouting for GirlsBuy Tickets
- Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Wed 24th Jul 2019 MuseBuy Tickets
- Sat 1st Jun 2019 and Sat 8th Jun 2019 Tom OdellBuy Tickets
- Sat 1st Jun 2019 All Points East, Mumford and Sons, Leon Bridges, Dizzee Rasc...: Gentlemen of the Road present...Victoria Park (Hackney)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Jun 2019 Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, The Sherlocks: A celebration of 100 years of Leeds UnitedElland Road (Leeds United FC) (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Jun 2019 Capital FM Summertime Ball, Mark Ronson, 5 Seconds of Summer...Wembley Stadium (Wembley)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Jun 2019 The VaccinesKing George's Hall (Blackburn)Buy Tickets
- Tue 11th Jun 2019 Sentebale, Rita Ora, George the-PoetHampton Court Palace (Kingston upon Thames)Buy Tickets
- Wed 19th Jun 2019 to Fri 18th Oct 2019 Richard HawleyBuy Tickets
- Tue 25th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019 The KillersBuy Tickets
- Fri 5th Jul 2019 Electric Fields Festival, The Vaccines, Sleaford Mods, Fat W...SWG3/ Galvanizers (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Jul 2019 Metronomy, The Vaccines, Frank Turner, Friendly Fires, Sleaf...Drumlanrig Castle (Dumfries and Galloway)Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Jul 2019 Smoked and Uncut Festival, The Vaccines, Samm Henshaw, Stevi...The Pig (Brockenhurst)More Info..
- Sat 27th Jul 2019 Leopallooza, The VaccinesThe Wyldes (Bude)More Info..
- Sat 3rd Aug 2019 Derby Sound: Rudimental, Rita Ora, The Vamps, Rak-SuThe Pattonair County Ground (Derby)Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Aug 2019 Boardmasters Festival, Foals, Jorja Smith, Plan B, Wilkinson...Watergate Bay (Newquay)Buy Tickets
- Sun 25th Aug 2019 South West Four, Chase and Status, Plan B, Andy C, DJ Hype, ...Clapham Common (London)Buy Tickets
- Sun 25th Aug 2019 Victorious Festival, New Order, Clean Bandit, Plan B, The Va...Southsea Seafront (Southsea)More Info..