Foo Fighters are playing the BRIT Awards for the very first time next month

This year's ceremony takes place on February 21.

One of the world's biggest rock acts will crashing the BRIT Awards stage for the very first time.

Foo Fighters have been announced as the latest performers for the 2018 BRITs, their first live performance at the awards, despite picking up four trophies in the past. The group have bagged Best International Group on three occasions, while also taking the now-retired award of Best International Album in 2008.

Foos frontman Dave Grohl said: "How the f**k have we never played at The BRIT Awards before!?!?! We’ve had a ton of firsts over in the UK.... from our first festival (Reading 95) to our first headlining arena tour (2002) to our first stadium tour (2008).... you guys have always been so good to us. Why not add 2018 BRIT Awards to the list??!?!? Let’s make some noise."

Foo Fighters will definitely be in the running for Best International Group next month. The band's latest album Concrete and Gold topped the Official Albums Chart last September, becoming their fourth UK Number 1 in the process. 

Foo Fighters are the first group confirmed to take to the stage at this year's BRITs, and join the current line-up of Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Stormzy. More names are expected to announced in the coming weeks.

We'll find out who is nominated this Saturday on ITV - The BRITs Are Coming launch show takes place on January 13, hosted by Emma Willis. Paloma Faith, Liam Payne, Clean Bandit, J Hus and Critics' Choice winner Jorja Smith will perform live.

The ceremony itself takes places on Wednesday, February 21 at London's O2 Arena. Read more on this and other exciting music events to come this year here.