Brit Awards to host in-person ceremony as part of Covid event trial

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The Brit Awards will go ahead next month and will be used as part of the government’s research into how live events might work after the pandemic.

The Awards are set to take place in the O2 Arena, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, with an audience of up to 4,000 people.

The audience won’t have to wear masks or socially distance, but will need a negative Covid test.

Around 2,500 of the tickets will be gifted to key workers in Greater London as a way of giving back and saying thank you.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, said: “The BRITs are always a big night in the music calendar, but this year’s awards will be particularly special.

“They will reunite live audiences with the best of British talent for the first time in a year while providing a vital opportunity to see how we can get large crowds back safely as soon as possible.

“Music connected us when we were separated by this pandemic, and now it’s going to help bring us back together again.”

Dua Lipa, Headie One, Arlo Parks and Griff will be among the performers at the ceremony.

“This has been a long tough year for everyone and I’m delighted the night will honour the key worker heroes who have cared for us so well during that time and continue to do so,” Lipa said in a statement.

“They are quite simply an inspiration. The Brit Awards are always special and this will truly make it a night to remember.”

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV on the 11th of May.

Source: Sky News