Ready to rock?
On Wednesday, the United Kingdom will celebrate its biggest night in music during the 2016 Brit Awards. The 36th annual award show, set to be hosted by comedians Ant & Dec for a third consecutive year, will honor the brightest stars in pop from Adele to Justin Bieber.
The British ceremony, which is being held at The O2 in London, will air Wednesday, Feb. 24, on ITV 1 at 8 p.m. GMT for U.K. natives. All others located outside of Britain can tune in for a night of foot-tapping fun via YouTube, which will host a live stream of the star-studded event beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.
So what stars will take the stage during the Brit Awards? According to reports, Coldplay, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Rihanna, The Weeknd and Adele will all perform at the London-based event.
“You couldn’t get a bigger name in music right now,” Brit Awards’ chairman Max Lousada said to the Guardian of the "Hello" performer. “Adele is having an exceptional moment and The Brits are delighted to be a part of her history, her present and future.”
Audiences can also expect the award show to feature an “epic” tribute to the iconic, Grammy award-winning artist David Bowie who died at the age of 69 on Jan. 10.
"He was a British icon and they want to provide a credible farewell which can honor that,” Lousada said in a statement, revealing the performance will involve Bowie’s touring bandmates in addition to some secret artists.
"A few artists approached the Brits to ask if they could be involved in the David Bowie tribute as they want to make sure it is done properly,” he explained. “It is unlikely to involve young acts such as Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran, but there will be a few artists who are already singing on the night who will be asked if they want to take part too.”
Viewers can tune in to the 2016 Brit Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 24, ITV 1 at 8 p.m. GMT or on YouTube for a live stream of the event.