Marking 44 years of BRIT award ceremonies, 2022’s ceremony sure is one to look forward to. Although the BRIT awards honour and celebrate our national musical icons, they also champion upcoming talent. Here, we look at previous winners of ‘Best New Artist’, ‘British Breakthrough’ and ‘BRITs Rising Star’ awards and where they are today.
Oasis are one of the biggest and most important bands of all time. Despite their separation, the Gallagher brothers continue to make a mark on the music scene today.
Liam returns to Knebworth Park later this year for two special shows, arriving back at the site where Oasis famously played two unforgettable nights in 1996. The 25th anniversary of the shows was marked with the release of the feature-length documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996, which NME described as “an era-defining gig that will live forever.” The Knebworth Park gig will be the biggest show of Liam’s solo career to date. It follows his triumphant return to touring this summer with headline sets at Reading, Leeds and TRNSMT alongside a free gig for NHS staff at The O2.
As Stereophonics celebrate 25 years as one of the UK’s most enduring and loved bands with Oochya! Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters. Having now achieved 7 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of British music
The Fratellis (2007)
Accompanying DMA’S, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Starsailor, Cast, and Example at this years’ Neighbourhood Weekender on the 28th and 29th of May, The Fratellis still reign supreme over 10 years on from their breakthrough nomination at the BRITS in 2007.
Bastille – (2014)
The BRIT winning four-piece have built their reputation as one of the world’s most captivating live bands. Over the summer of 2021, the band headlined Latitude and Standon Calling, and played a further two sold-out shows at Hampton Court Palace Festival. With over 11 million records sold, 6 U.K. Top 40 singles, and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continue to be one of the world’s most streamed bands.
Catfish and The Bottlemen – (2016)
Last touring with in 2019 and headlining last year’s Neighbourhood Weekender, Catfish and the Bottlemen won British Breakthrough Act in 2016. With Van McCann on vocals and guitars, Johnny Bond on guitar, Robert ‘Bob’ Hall on drums and Benji Blakeway on bass, their 2019 album The Balance still remains a classic.