Brit Awards go ahead with live audience

This year’s Brit Awards will go ahead next month with a live audience.

The government has approved the event as part of its Events Research Programme looking at how large events can be restarted safely this summer.

The presentations will go ahead at the O2 arena on May 11 with an audience of 4,000 who will not be socially distanced or required to wear masks. There will be live performances by Dua Lupa (pictured at the 2019 BRIT Awards), Headie One and Arlo Parks.

Other pilots in the programme include the current World Snooker Championships at the Sheffield Crucible and an outdoor gig at Sefton Park, hosted by Festival Republic. 

“The BRIT Awards team are excited to confirm our plans to host a live audience at our ceremony on May 11th. There could be no better way to celebrate music’s biggest night than with an audience present for the first live performances at The O2 in over a year” said Geoff Taylor, CEO of the BRIT Awards. “Most importantly, this is also a key moment in the return of live music, which we all want to see back at scale as quickly as possible.

“We will be working closely with the government, The O2 and all our partners to finalise details and ensure all safety measures and guidelines are adhered to.”


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