bbc-music-awards-2016

EVERYONE CALM THE FUCK DOWN: The BBC Music Awards are coming back for another year and this time they're bringing Fearne Cotton AND Claudia Winkleman with them.

As you well know, the BBC Music Awards are the Brit Awards minus 50% of the fun. This year's event will take place at the Excel arena in London on December 12, and feature per­form­ances from Zara Larsson, The 1975, Emeli Sandé (OBVIOUSLY!!), Kaiser Chiefs, Michael Bublé and Lukas Graham.

'Gongs' up for grabs include BBC Music British Artist of the Year as decided by the BBC Music committee, Song of the Year voted for by members of the public and BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year decided by the BBC Music Introducing panel.

There are two new awards for this year, so get ready; BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year voted for by the Radio 1 Playlist Committee and BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year voted for by the Radio 2 Playlist Committee.

The 'show' will be broadcast live on BBC One and there will be special pro­gram­ming stuff on Radio 1 and 2.

Tickets are on sale now priced from £42 to £62 (WHAT???). There's more info here.