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Brit Awards 2017 Performers Announced, With Katy Perry Completing The Line-Up

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14/02/2017 11:44

The full list of performers for this year’s Brit Awards has now been confirmed, with Katy Perry the final act to be confirmed for the ceremony.

After weeks of speculation about whether she’ll be putting in an appearance, Katy has now announced that she will be performing her new single ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ at the event, which takes place at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday 22 February.

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Katy Perry

She said of the news: “I’m excited to come back to one of my favourite countries, where most of my favorite musical influences come from.

“After three years, I’m excited to return to the Brits stage to kick off a new era of purposeful pop.”

Over the weekend, Katy gave ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ its live debut, when she and Skip Marley sang it live at the Grammy Awards, in a performance which won praise for its political undertones, culminating in them standing in front of a projection of the US constitution.

However, her Grammys appearance wasn’t without its controversies, after she ruffled feathers on social media with comments she made about Britney Spears’ past personal troubles on the red carpet.

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Brits Icon Robbie Williams is also performing

Katy joins fellow US star Bruno Mars on the performing line-up, which also includes a host of homegrown British talent.

Fresh from being awarded the Brits Icon award, Robbie Williams will be taking to the stage, four years since his last Brits performance, as will Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé.

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Mercury Prize-winner Skepta

British Group nominees The 1975 and Little Mix will also be performing, as will Skepta, who has received a nod in the British Male category.

This year’s Brit Awards, hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis, will air live on ITV at 7.30pm on 22 February.

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