Singers Birdy and Elle King will both be performing at The House of Fraser British Academy of Film and Television Awards on Sunday 8 May.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that singers Birdy and Elle King will perform at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, which will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 8 May.
Singer-songwriter Elle King will entertain guests and onlookers on the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall, the venue for this year’s awards, with a performance of her latest Grammy-nominated single Ex’s & Oh’s. This marks a first for the British Academy Television Awards, as it is the first time that a musical performance will feature on the red carpet. Viewers can watch Elle’s performance on www.bafta.org, or on BBC Three via the BBC iPlayer.
Birdy will then perform her hit song Wild Horses during the main ceremony, which will also be broadcast on BBC One.
Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of the BAFTA Television Committee said: “We are thrilled that Elle King and Birdy will be performing at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards on Sunday. 2015 was a fantastic year for high-quality television and their performances will add to the air of celebration and ceremony, as we honour the very best in British television.
Performing on the red carpet, Elle King will entertain the audience with her US top 10 single Ex's & Oh's, which has earned her two Grammy nominations. King has also toured with acts such as James Bay, Of Monsters and Men, and Train.
Birdy is set to announce her headline UK and European tour in September 2016; the BRITS and Grammy-nominated artist Birdy is known for her International hit song Skinny Love, as well as writing songs for the soundtracks of films such as The Hunger Games, The Fault in our Stars, Disney’s Brave. Birdy’s third album, Beautiful Lies recently went top ten in 43 counties worldwide and number four on the official UK Chart.
The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards will be hosted by Graham Norton at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD on Sunday 8 May at 20.00.
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