Alex James has confirmed that Blur are to play at BRIT Awards after it was revealed that they are to get the Outstanding Contribution Award

Speaking to Xfm's Gordon Smart, the bassist confirmed Brit-pop icons will perform at the event.

"We're all very pleased. I saw the guys this week, we had a Christmas cuppa," he admitted.
"We're going to play, which is brilliant, it's like putting the Blues Brothers back together."

But Alex prefered to stay vague on if there will be other live shows in 2012.

"Well, lets hope - heritage year next year. [Would] be good wouldn't it?

"I wish I could tell you more. I'm sure it will happen one day but I don't know when. It's quite nice to keep it special."

The band are picking up the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the ceremony in February - 17 years since their last BRIT win.

Previous winners include Paul McCartney, U2, Paul Weller, Oasis, Sting, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison and Queen.