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Brit Awards 2021: Eight things to watch out for as the show returns as one of the UK’s premier mass live music events | Ents & Arts News

After a year of live music cuts during the pandemic, the British are back as one of the first mass events held in the UK.

Featuring performances by big stars and with acts including Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, AJ Tracey, Celeste, Small mix and Arlo Parks vying for awards, it will be a huge night – not just for the music industry, but hopefully as an indicator of the return to normalcy.

Tonight british prices The ceremony at the O2 Arena, hosted by Jack Whitehall, will be the first major live music event both indoors and in person in over a year. Here are eight things to watch out for.

Chris Martin, the frontman of Coldplay.  Pic: AP
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will open the show live from the Thames. Pic: AP

Coldplay will walk on water

Chris Martin and his colleagues are Britain’s most nominated group – with 28 nods in total and nine wins – and they last performed at the ceremony in 2017, alongside dance music duo Chainsmokers .

Last week, they created a new single Higher Power aboard the International Space Station, teaming up with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to send the track back to Earth via satellite.

How do they do it? Well it’s pretty hard to beat space but they did it – as the band will be walk on water on the Thames.

Okay, they’ll be on a pontoon. Coldplay’s performance will open the ceremony, so there’s no doubt they’re going to do it all. The armbands and rubber rings may have eaten the budget, but since it’s a big occasion, I hope they also pushed the boat for fireworks.

Taylor Swift.  Pic: AP
Taylor Swift is set to add “the world icon of the British” to her impressive list of awards. Pic: AP

Taylor Swift to receive Global Icon Award

The highest British honor has only been awarded three times in the history of the event, to Elton John, David Bowie and Robbie Williams.

It’s back this year, with Taylor Swift is set to become the first female artist to …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 09:06:00