BRIT Awards 2021 partner with UK government to welcome live audience of 4,000 fans

2,500 tickets to the ceremony are being given away to keyworkers.

It has been announced an audience of 4,000 fans will be in attendance the 2021 BRIT Awards.

Teaming with the UK Government as part of the Events Research Programme, fans will fill The O2 Arena on Tuesday May 11, without the need for social distancing or face masks thanks to enhanced testing approaches.

A majority of the 4,000 tickets available (2,500) will be gifted from the recorded music industry to key workers and a guest of their choice, with the ballot for those tickets beginning at midday GMT on April 22 on the BRITs website. Ballot applications are invited from The Greater London Area only to discourage longer-distance travel.

The BRITs will be the first music event to take place at The O2 Arena in over a year, with event goers needing to consent to the testing programme's terms and conditions, which include producing a negative lateral flow test on entry.

“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," said two-time BRIT winner Dua Lipa. "They are quite simply an inspiration. The BRIT Awards are always special and this will truly make it a night to remember."

Four performers have been announced for the ceremony so far; 2021 BRITs Rising Star winner Griff and three-time nominee Dua Lipa take to the stage, as will critically-acclaimed newcomer Arlo Parks and double-nominee Headie One.

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