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BRIT Awards 2021: Who is presenting and performing at the awards tonight?

Coldplay on the Thames, Dua Lipa and many others will be at the BRIT Awards tonight, here's a sneak preview...

Written by
Rhys Thomas

After fifteen months the biggest music event in the UK is back. It's the BRIT Awards, and it looks set to be one of the best ceremonies yet. 

As with most things, this year there's been a couple of changes to the rules. These changes are unanimously great though, as they have diversified the nominees, and there's two trophies per winner (so that they can give one to someone of their choice, which is lovely!). 

The event being held at the O2 Arena will also have a live (and maskless!) audience of around 4000 people, most of these will be key workers. It is set to be one of the biggest gatherings in the UK since the pandemic. 

Like you, we'll be watching the event at home. So while we may not get the performances live, we'll still have everything to look forward to in true Time In style. 

To welcome us back, the BRITs have curated a star-studded list of performers for the ceremony, along with some top presenters. Here's a look into who's going to be there. 

Who's presenting the BRIT Awards 2021? 

The BRIT Awards itself will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. Meanwhile the BRITs Backstage show (available on ITV 2 and ITV Hub) being hosted by Maya Jama and Clara Amfo. 

Sweet, so who's performing? 

There's a whole bunch of performers this year. Coldplay will open the show for the fifth time, but from a pontoon on the River Thames, as you do.

The rest of the acts include Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, and Headie One – each of these artists also have three nominations this year. This year's Rising Star award winner Griff is also performing, and Olivia Rodrigo makes her UK debut performance.

To end the night Rag’n’Bone Man, P!nk, and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir will be performing Rag'n'Bone Man & P!nk's new charity single 'Away From Here' together. It is reported that P!nk will be doing her part of the duet remotely, from the US.

The charity single will raise money for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and the NHS Charities Together, which is an association of over 250 charities that support the NHS.  

Here's everything we know about the Brit Awards 2021

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