Muse Ordered to Scale Down BRITs Performance

Muse have been ordered to scale down tonight's BRITs performance, over health and safety fears.

Daily Record
MUSE were furious yesterday when their big Brits opening performance had to be scaled down for health and safety reasons.

The rockers are kicking off proceedings tonight with a dramatic set showcasing 60 musicians on stage and a huge firework display at London’s O2 arena – albeit a slightly less dramatic firework display than the one originally planned.

The group, renowned for their epic light shows, were rapped by Royal Borough of Greenwich council chiefs who have now ordered them to dramatically tone down the pyrotechnics.

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, above, guitarist Christopher Wolstenholme and drummer Dom Howard had originally planned for around 50 fireworks to go off in the direction of the audience.

But the band, who are up for two gongs, have been told they will only be allowed to fire 10 of the multi-coloured rockets.

A source said: “Bosses were concerned over the amount of pyrotechnics being used on stage so told Muse in no uncertain terms to cull the fireworks. There will be around 20,000 people inside the O2 and organisers couldn’t risk causing a blaze or injury.”

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