Coldplay will open next week's Brit Awards in London with a special performance on the River Thames.

The band will play their new single Higher Power on a pontoon close to London's O2 Arena, where the ceremony is taking place on 11 May.

Coldplay join Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Griff, Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo and Rag'n'Bone Man and P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir on the bill for the show.

Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste, Young T & Bugsey and Joel Corry have all received three nominations.

Dua Lipa has received three nominations

The Press Association reports that organisers of the awards have said that the show will feature an audience of 4,000 as part of the British government's live events pilot scheme.

Audience members attending the indoor show will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once seated.

London's O2 Arena

They will, however, need proof of a negative lateral flow test result to enter the venue and will be required to provide details to NHS Test and Trace and follow government guidance while travelling.

Organisers are gifting 2,500 tickets to key workers from the Greater London area to mark their work through "the difficult times" of the pandemic.

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