SUSSEX-hit maker Rag’n’Bone man is preparing to perform in front of thousands at this year’s Brit Awards.

The Uckfield-born singer will join American pop-star P!nk and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir for a performance of their new charity single.

All the money raised from the single, named Anywhere Away from Here, will go to the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and NHS Charities Together, who represent the charities of all NHS Trusts in the UK.

Rag’n’Bone Man, whose real name is Rory Graham, will be joining the likes of Coldplay, Dua Lipa and The Weekend to perform at London’s O2 Arena in Greenwich today.

The Brit Awards is the first live music show at the venue in more than a year, with over 2,500 tickets gifted to people working on the front line of the pandemic.

There will be an audience of 4,000 people at this year's event, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, as part of the Government's live events pilot scheme, with 2,500 tickets gifted to key workers from the Greater London area.

Audience members attending the indoor ceremony will not be socially distanced or required to wear face coverings once seated for the first time in over a year.

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.

One NHS call handler attending said the event would be something quite special,' whilst a Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust member added that it helped them feel "valued after a horrific year."

Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage said: "Music has been a great source of comfort and connection during the pandemic.

"Tonight we'll bring the industry back together with 2,500 key workers to celebrate another year of brilliant British music and look ahead to the return of fans to live performances."

"While venues have been closed, we helped the live music sector with £250 million in grants from our Culture Recovery Fund going to more than 2,000 organisations.

Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste, rap duo Young T & Bugsey and DJ and producer Joel Corry are all nominated for three awards this year.

Jessie Ware, dance music duo Bicep and rappers AJ Tracey, J Hus and Headie One all scored two nominations apiece.

The show will also see Taylor Swift celebrated with the global icon Brit Award, becoming the first female artist to win the prize.

The Brit Awards will air tonight at 8pm on ITV.