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The ceremony will host 2,500 people, mostly key workers as part of a series of government pilot events.

The government announced last month that it was planning a series of test events across April and May to trail the idea of crowds with no social distancing. 

The BRIT Awards were one of these said events to participate in and will feature a crowd of 2,500 people, all without social distancing or masks. However, attendees will be required to provide a negative test before being granted entry. 

The vent was supposed to go ahead during February but the pandemic and the UK’s lockdown prevented this from happening. The event will now take place at London’s o2 Arena on May 11th. 

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of BRITs and BPI, commented: “This year’s BRIT Awards with Mastercard is one of the most significant in the show’s history. Not only will we be celebrating the brilliant music and artists that have helped us through the pandemic, but we hope it will provide a path for the return of live music that fans and artists have so sorely missed. And as a thank you to the key workers who have kept our country going through the difficult times, we are inviting them to be our audience for the first live performances at The O2 in over a year.” Adding: “We’re buzzing about the show and working closely with Government, The O2, and all our partners to ensure all safety measures and guidelines are adhered to.”