A number of big-name artists have been confirmed to play this year's Brit Awards, including Jay-Z, Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen.

According to The Mirror, the announcement was made following the unveiling of the nominations for the awards which will take place at London's Earls Court Arena.

The trio of big names joins Kasabian, Lady GaGa, JLS, Dizzee Rascal, Florence & the Machine and this years’ Outstanding Contribution To Music winner Robbie Williams.

The BRIT Awards 2010 take place on Tuesday 16 February.