We Just Announced Rita Ora and Martin Garrix As Performers At The Global Awards!

18 December 2017, 07:42 | Updated: 18 December 2017, 07:44

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Global are launching a huge new awards show, celebrating the biggest music and entertainment!

The Global Awards are coming and you’re not going to want to miss it.

Global is proud to launch a brand new awards show celebrating the stars of music, news & entertainment across genres in the UK and from around the world. Some of the biggest names in music will take to the stage at The Global Awards: Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Kasabian, DJ Martin Garrix and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli.

The Global Awards will bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, LBC and Gold with the categories reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on the stations.  The public and a panel of industry experts will vote for The Global Awards.  

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Rita Ora will perform at The Global Awards. One of the UK’s biggest solo stars, she is due to release her second album next year in what is one of the most hotly anticipated musical comebacks of 2018.  With four UK number ones, her latest track ‘Anywhere’ spent three weeks at the top of The Official Vodafone Big Top 40. Earlier this month, she wowed 16,000 fans at London’s O2 when she opened Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola. 

Joining Ora on the star-studded line-up will be Sam Smith. The international singing sensation’s long-awaited second album ‘The Thrill of It All’ debuted at number one in both the UK and the US when it was released last month. With six UK number one hit singles, Smith has also won four Grammy Awards plus an Oscar for ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ from the Spectre soundtrack – the first James Bond theme ever to reach number one in the UK charts.

One of Britain’s biggest bands and best live acts, Kasabian will also perform. The four-piece have had five number one albums and a host of top ten hits, including the massive anthems ‘Fire’ and ‘Empire’. 

Also confirmed to appear is the world’s number one DJ, Martin Garrix. Martin is the youngest artist ever to top DJ Mag’s prestigious annual Top 100 DJs poll. He’s had a huge year, with Ibiza residencies at Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza plus massive collaborations with Dua Lipa on ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ and the recently released ‘So Far Away’ with David Guetta.

The first ever star-studded Global Awards show will take place in front of fans and stars alike, and promises to be an epic night with performances and special appearances from some of the world’s greatest artists. We'll be announcing the full line-up soon but trust us when we say it's big.

Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “At Global, we’ve built some of the UK’s biggest radio stations and media brands.  Through their reach, we’re in the privileged position of entertaining and engaging more than half the UK population every single week.” 

”This means we’re perfectly placed to create the biggest and best music and entertainment awards the UK has ever seen, supported by Global’s incredible listeners who will be voting for some of their favourite artists in popular categories. Global also has a great reputation for on putting on world class events, and The Global Awards will be no exception!”

Tickets for the night go on sale in January.