Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Inauguration Day.

In keeping with tradition, the date will be on January 20, and despite Covid the inauguration will be held in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC. 

What time is Biden's Inauguration in the UK?

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in midday in the US, with Biden likely to be sworn in around 5pm UK time. 

Biden will say "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

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Once he has finished the oath, he will be the next president. The event will continue however the inauguration will be complete. 

Who will be performing at Biden's Inauguration?

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been added to the star-studded lineup for the inauguration of Joe Biden.

The musical composer and lyricist will recite a classical work during the event on Wednesday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced in a statement.

Former basketballer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is the NBA’s leading all-time scorer, chef Jose Andres and Kim Ng, the first female leader of an MLB baseball team, have also been added to the bill.

They will join musicians including Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and John Legend in appearing at the ceremony.

Tom Hanks will host a TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.

Timberlake said he and Clemons would perform their new song Better Days, adding: "This song was our way of doing what little we could to encourage everyone to stay hopeful."

Lovato wrote on Instagram: "I was left speechless when I was asked to perform!"
Clemons was also effusive in a comment on Instagram, saying: "To say that this is a dream come true, would be an understatement!"

Who will sing the national anthem?

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem as Mr Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in to office, with Jennifer Lopez also giving a musical performance.

Mr Biden, who will be the 46th president of the United States, also has a playlist of 46 songs by artists including Dua Lipa and Mary J Blige which will be played during the ceremony.

How can I watch the Inauguration special?

The special will be broadcast live on US TV networks ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC. It will also be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW, DirectTV and U-verse.

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According to producers, the show "will showcase the American people's resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild".

Has Covid and Capitol riots impacted the event?

The inauguration will look different from other presidential inaugurations because of last week's riot at the US Capitol. Security will be extremely tight around the area.

The event was already going to be pared down because of Covid-19 and Biden has asked supporters to say at home and watch from afar.

In keeping with crowd size restrictions to slow the spread of the virus, traditional activities like the parade and the inaugural balls will be virtual.

The FBI has warned ominously of potential armed protests in Washington and many states by Trump loyalists ahead of Mr Biden’s inauguration.

The Washington Monument was closed to the public and the inauguration ceremony on the west steps of the Capitol will be off limits to the public.

When will Kamala Harris be sworn in?

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a history-making event in which the first black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice.

Ms Harris chose Ms Sotomayor for the task.

She will also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice.

The vice president-elect said in a video posted to Twitter that she viewed Mr Marshall as "one of the main reasons I wanted to be a lawyer", calling him "a fighter" in the courtroom.

And this will be the second time Ms Sotomayor takes part in an inauguration.

She swore in President-elect Joe Biden as vice president in 2013.

Will Donald Trump be there?

Donald Trump has revealed he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration as president

While there is nothing in the constitution or law that says Donald Trump should be there, it has become customary for the outgoing president to watch the next in line be sworn in. There have been no exceptions to this tradition in the last century.

Only President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams, and President Andrew Johnson have sat out their successor's inauguration.

His unwillingness to attend Biden’s inauguration is a break with tradition.

Reports last weekend suggested Prestwick has been told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19.