This year’s BRIT Awards has an innovative idea to change things up in their ceremony. They plan on giving two statuettes to the winners, with the aim of encouraging them to share their win with someone important to them in the making of the project as an “act of kindness“.
The ceremony will be taking place on May 11, at the O2 Arena, in London, in front of a large audience of 4,000 people, being the first major indoor and in-person live music event in over a year. The fans won’t be asked to wear masks or socially distance during the event, however they will have to provide a negative Covid test before being able to enter.
The designers of this year’s awards statuettes are Es Devlin and Yinka llori, and they have designed one big multicoloured statuette as well as a smaller metallic version to go alongside it.
“Yinka and I thought the best award that one could receive would be agency to award another, each recipient is invited to award the second trophy to someone they consider worthy, it might be recognition, or it might be someone that does something entirely unrelated to music”, Devlin said in explaining the idea of the double statuettes.
The idea comes from capturing the experiences of lockdown we have all already been through, such as the neighbour you’ve lived beside for six years and never say met all of sudden is giving you flowers, foods, acts of kindness.