Brits 2021 lineup: Who's performing at the awards show?

AFTER a turbulent year for the events industry, a live audience of 4,000 people will be allowed at the Brit awards in the O2 arena in London.

The event is the first major indoor music event to welcome a live audience, as part of a research programme being trialled by the Government to examine the risk of Covid-19 transmission at events.

Who is performing at the Brit Awards 2021? 


Coldplay have been confirmed to headline the Brits ceremony.

The Chris Martin-fronted band will open the show on a pontoon floating on the Thames near the O2 arena, where the show will be held.

The group will be performing their newest single Higher Power, which will be released Friday, May 7, 2021.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa was born in London on August 22, 1995, and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008.

She comes from a musical background with her father, Dukagjin Lipa being a Kosovar Albanian rock singer as well.

Returning to the UK at the age of 16, Dua picked up work as a model and tried to launch her singing career.

Using YouTube as a platform from the age of 14, she became known for her cover songs before landing a deal for her own material.

Rag’n’Bone Man

Rag'n'Bone Man, or Rags, was born Rory Graham in Uckfield, East Sussex, on January 29, 1985.

His family later moved to Brighton, where he's still based.

Rags says a love of music was instilled in him from a young age, as his parents were big fans of grassroots records and his dad played guitar.

However, it wasn't until he discovered hip hop in his late teens that he got excited about the prospect of making music himself.


Legendary singer P!nk will perform with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir.

She started her career originally as a member of the girl group Choice.

In 1995, LaFace Records saw potential in P!nk and offered her a solo recording contract.

Her R&B-influenced debut studio album Can't Take Me Home (2000) was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs: There You Go and Most Girls.

She gained further recognition with the collaborative single Lady Marmalade from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack.


Sarah Faith Griffiths, known professionally as Griff, is a British singer and songwriter.

In 2019, she released her debut single, Mirror Talk, through Warner Records.

This was followed by her debut extended play, The Mirror Talk, later that year.

She is the winner of the 2021 Brit's Rising Star Award.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia is an American actress and singer.

She began acting in theater productions during her elementary and middle school years.

In 2016, Olivia was cast as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark. She played the role for three seasons.

In February 2019, she was cast as the role of Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered that November.

Olivia wrote All I Want for the soundtrack and co-wrote Just For a Moment with co-star Joshua Bassett.

Arlo Parks

Arlo is a singer-songwriter and poet.

Her debut studio album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, was released in 2021 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart.

Headie One

Headie One, is a British rapper, singer and songwriter.

He is a member of the drill rap group OFB.

Headie One is best known for his track 18Hunna featuring rapper Dave, which peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

Who is presenting the Brits 2021? 

Jack Whitehall will return to present the Brits for the fourth year running.

Comedian Whitehall said he is “very excited” about hosting this year’s ceremony, adding: “It’ll be a significant moment – back in a room with music and songs".

The awards will be broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub.

Where will the Brits 2021 be held?

The Brit Awards will take place on May 11 at the O2 Arena in London.

The Britss will be an in-person event, with a live audience of 4,000 people.

Up to 2,500 free tickets will be offered to frontline workers in a ballot. 

Attendees won’t be required to wear masks or socially distance during the event, but will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

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