With the 32nd Brit Award ceremony almost upon us, full details of live performances and hotly tipped winners are shooting through the British music industry faster than a speed-garage track’s BPM.

Both Coldplay and Duffy are favorites to pick up wins in their respective categories this evening, and live performances from Kings Of Leon, Girls Aloud, U2 and Take That have been confirmed by the event?s organisers. The rumor that Lady Gaga will duet with the Pet Shop Boys, who are picking up an award of Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry, has also been confirmed.

However, it hasn’t all been fun and games for the organizers this year. After introducing new rules that nominated albums must have entered the Top 40 (previously Top 75) has led to nods for the likes of Robert Plant, and Bon Iver snubbed.

Full Nominations

British Male Solo Artist
? Ian Brown
? James Morrison
? Mike Skinner (aka The Streets)
? Paul Weller
? Will Young

British Female Solo Artist
? Adele
? Beth Rowley
? Duffy
? Estelle

British Breakthrough Act
? Adele
? Duffy
? Last Shadow Puppets
? Scouting For Girls
? The Ting Tings

British Group
? Coldplay
? Elbow
? Girls Aloud
? Radiohead
? Take That

British Live Act
? Coldplay
? Elbow
? Iron Maiden
? Scouting For Girls
? The Verve

British Single
? Coldplay ? Viva La Vida
? Duffy ? Mercy
? Girls Aloud ? The Promise
? Leona Lewis ? Better In Time
? Scouting For Girls ? Heartbeat

Mastercard British Album
? Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
? Elbow ? Seldom Kid
? Duffy ? Rockferry
? Radiohead ? In Rainbows
? The Ting Tings ? We Started Nothing

International Album
? AC/DC ? Black Ice
? Fleet Foxes ? Fleet Foxes
? Killers ? Day And Age
? Kings Of Leon ? Only By The Night
? MGMT ? Oracular Spectacular

International Male Solo Artist
? Beck
? Neil Diamond
? Jay-Z
? Kanye West
? Seasick Steve

International Female Solo Artist
? Beyonce
? Gabriella Cilmi
? Katy Perry
? Pink
? Santogold (Santigold)

International Group
? Fleet Foxes
? Killers
? Kings Of Leon

The Brits will be televised live tonight at 20:00 on ITV1 (UK).

Peter Adkins is a freelance music and travel journalist from rainy England, spending his time writing for a selection of newspapers, publications, RSS feeds, and websites.