George Michael Tribute Confirmed For The BRIT Awards
22 February 2017, 11:58
The awards ceremony will celebrate the life and music of the iconic British star.
The BRIT Awards have confirmed there will be a special tribute to George Michael at tonight's ceremony (22nd February).
Posting on their official Twitter channel, organisers wrote, "The BRITs will pay tribute to @GeorgeMichael tonight – a true British music icon."
It's not confirmed yet whether any music stars will be involved in the commemoration.
Meanwhile, it's been rumoured that Coldplay are set for a surprise performance at the awards show.
"Coldplay are Britain's biggest band so their presence at the awards was a must for bosses," a source told The Sun.
"They signed up very late on due to concern over other commitments but they always wanted to play the BRITs."
Already confirmed to perform on the night are Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, who will debut a new song from his upcoming album, '÷'.
David Bowie is nominated for British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year, while Adele is up for British Female Solo Artist as well as British Artist of the Year for 'Send My Love (To Your New Lover)'.
The 2017 Brit Awards take place at London's O2 Arena.