If you've found yourself taking on a green hue over the past week as you've noticed our friends in Britain taking a large step towards normality once again, the following news might tip you over the edge.

With pubs and restaurants in the UK operating as normal - largely because their vaccination programme has been rolled out with alarming efficiency - it looks as though they are also making strides toward hosting big gigs.

Next month's BRIT Awards will see an audience of 4,000 people gather at London's O2 Arena as part of the British government's pilot scheme for mass gatherings.

It will be the first major indoor event to have taken place in the UK in over a year and attendees will not have to wear masks or social distance.

They will, however, need to provide proof of a negative Covid test before attending, as well as take a test after the event and provide their details for a Track & Trace database in order to help build information on the safety of indoor venues.

Most of the tickets (2,500) will be given to key workers in the Greater London area, who can apply for free tickets on the website from tomorrow.

Performers for the BRIT Awards 2021 - which will be hosted by Jack Whitehall - include Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Griff.

The ceremony takes place on Tuesday, May 11th.