Acclaimed Irish five-piece Fontaines D.C. are among the nominees for best international group at this year's Brit Awards which will be held in London's O2 Arena tonight.

The post-punk band, who were recently nominated for a Grammy Award for their second album A Hero's Death, will compete against BTS, Foo Fighters, Haim and Run The Jewels for the gong in tonight's ceremony.

There will be an audience of 4,000 people at this year's event, which will mark the first live music show at the venue in over a year.

Audience members attending the indoor ceremony will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once seated, but will have to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue. These tests have been designed to identify asymptomatic people.

Dua Lipa, Celeste, Arlo Parks, rap duo Young T & Bugsey and DJ and producer Joel Corry are all nominated for three awards this year, while Jessie Ware, dance music duo Bicep and rappers AJ Tracey, J Hus and Headie One all scored two nominations apiece.

Dua Lipa nominated for three Brit Awards

Coldplay will start the ceremony with a performance of their new single Higher Power from a pontoon on the River Thames.

Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Griff, Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo and Rag'n'Bone Man and Pink with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir will also perform during the live show.

Tuesday's show will see Taylor Swift celebrated with the global icon Brit Award, becoming the first female artist to win the prize.

She is being recognised for "her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date", according to organisers.

The ceremony will air live on ITV and Virgin Media 2 from 8pm, with comedian Jack Whitehall returning for the fourth time to host the awards show.

Check out a full list of all the nominees for the Brit Awards 2021 below.

Female solo artist
Arlo Parks
Celeste
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Lianne la Havas

Male solo artist
AJ Tracey
Headie One
J Hus
Joel Corry
Yungblud

British group
Bicep
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough artist
Arlo Parks
Bicep
Celeste
Joel Corry
Young T & Bugsey

British single
Don’t Need Love – 220 Kid and Gracey
Rain – Aitch and AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith
Physical – Dua Lipa
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Ain’t It Different – Headie One featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy
Head & Heart – Joel Corry featuring MNEK
Lighter – Nathan Dawe featuring KSI
Secrets – Regard and Raye
Rover – S1mba featuring DTG
Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One.

Album
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Not Your Muse – Celeste
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Big Conspiracy – J Hus
What’s Your Pleasure? – Jessie Ware

International female solo artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift

International male solo artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
The Weeknd

International group
BTS
Fontaines DC
Foo Fighters
Haim
Run The Jewels

Brits Rising Star (Winner previously announced)
Griff

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