Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are among the stars who have been booked to appear at next year’s Brit Awards ceremony.
They are the first names to be announced for the event to be staged in February at the O2 Arena in London and broadcast on Taylor – who will headline one of the British Summer Time events in London’s Hyde Park next summer – last played at the Brits in 2013, performing her hit I Knew You Were Trouble.
Her pal Ed was among the star turns at last week’s BBC Music Awards, collecting the British artist of the year prize and he is tipped for further glory at the ceremony on February 25.
Stay With Me star Sam had success at last year’s Brits, collecting the Critics Choice prize.
Further names for the event – officially called the Brit Awards 2015 with MasterCard – will be announced over the coming weeks.