Coldplay were introduced as the outlet act for this 12 months’s Brit Awards – with the band set to accomplish from the River Thames.
The band, who grasp the name of the Brits‘ maximum nominated crew – with 28 nods in general and 9 wins – will play new unmarried Upper Energy from a pontoon just about London’s O2 Area, the place the rite is being held.
Coldplay, fronted by means of Chris Martin, have now not carried out on TV for greater than a 12 months, and final performed on the Brit Awards in 2017, with dance song duo Chainsmokers.
Different acts at the invoice come with Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Griff, Headie One and Olivia Rodrigo, in addition to Rag’n’Bone Guy and P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Consider Choir.
The Brits rite is because of happen on 11 Might in entrance of an target market of four,000 folks, and would be the first main indoor and in-person reside song tournament in the United Kingdom in additional than a 12 months as a part of a central authority pilot scheme.
Some 2,500 of the areas to be had for the display, hosted by means of comic Jack Whitehall, will cross to key staff in Higher London.
Target audience contributors should turn out they’ve examined detrimental for COVID-19 prior to they come, in addition to take a take a look at after the development and supply main points for Take a look at and Hint, to increase proof at the protection of indoor venues.
The 2021 awards would be the maximum various Brits within the tournament’s historical past, and have extra ladies than males nominated within the album class for the primary time.
Lipa, Parks, Celeste, rap duo Younger T & Bugsey and DJ and manufacturer Joel Corry are all up for 3 awards, whilst Jessie Ware, dance song duo Bicep and rappers AJ Tracey, J Hus and Headie One every have two nominations.
Winners this 12 months will likely be introduced with now not one however two statuettes, with stars inspired to percentage with any individual vital to them as an “act of kindness”.