Next year's BRIT Awards is beginning to take shape, it seems. The biggest night in UK music will take place on February 19th at London's O2 Arena and it has been confirmed that Arctic Monkeys and Katy Perry will both perform at the ceremony.
The event will once again be fronted by rent-a-host James Corden (we're sure his local tux rental business is doing great business these days), who said of the event: "I really love the BRITs. I'm such a fan. I'll miss not doing it after this one but fully intend to enjoy every second of BRITs 2014."
Also chiming in was Katy Perry, who enthused: "The BRITs has always showcased the music that I love and am influenced by. It's an honour to play at such a prestigious event where musicality shines at its brightest."
Interestingly, Irish-born designer Philip Treacy has been confirmed as the designer of the actual awards (see below). The hat-maker and designer has created hats for the Harry Potter movies, as well as that yoke that Princess Beatrice of York wore on her noggin at the Royal Wedding. And yes, the award looks like an Academy Award wearing a big hat, as you'd expect.
"Music has always been my inspiration and I'm fortunate to have worked with some of the music industry's greatest artists. My inspiration for the trophy comes from a uniquely British genre of music - punk", said Treacy - who follows in the footsteps of the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Damien Hirst in designing the gongs.