BRIT Awards stat attack – 600 waiters, 5,500 ice cubes, that sort of thing

The 2013 BRIT Awards will have a staggering 1,000 staff working back stage during the ceremony at the O2 tonight, where guests will be served meals which 60 chefs spent 2,000 hours preparing.

On top of that, 600 waiting and serving staff have been hired to provide 4,000 meals for guests.

While the musicians enjoy their food and drinks, which took 5,500kg of ice cubes to keep cool, fans will be kept at bay by 2km of crowd safety barriers around the venue.

Special guests at the BRITs can also treat themselves to pampering sessions – including Radiance Reviver, Re-vital Eyes or Jet Lag energizer – to make sure they are on top form for any appearances and can top up their sun-kissed skin with a Fake Bake spray tan.

Once the event has finished the stars can tuck into 90,000 jelly beans at the official after party, which will provide entertainment in the form of seven astrologers and tarot card readers and an original Victorian carousel.

Acts confirmed to take to the stage during the glitzy ceremony include Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Beyonce and Robbie Williams.