Ed Sheeran is the latest performer to be confirmed for this year’s BRIT Awards.
The 25-year-old has previously won four BRITs, including the Mastercard British Album Of The Year for his second album, x, in 2015.
“Ed continues to be one of the most exciting, innovative artists in the world - constantly pushing boundaries with everything he does,” said BRIT Awards chairman and chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland, Jason Iley. “This year’s exclusive performance will be a very special moment for the 37th BRIT Awards.”
Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis will host this year’s awards ceremony at The O2 in London on February 22, which has been extended by 30 minutes.
Other performances on the night will come from Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Emeli Sandé, The 1975, Bruno Mars and Skepta.
Sheeran’s upcoming UK arena tour sold out within minutes of going on general sale last week, but as has been commonplace with tickets for in-demand shows, hundreds of tickets soon turned up on resale sites at inflated prices.
The singer, who has partnered with face value ticket exchange Twickets on the tour, has released a statement denouncing ticket abuse.
A representative for Ed Sheeran told the Press Association: "We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market.
“We have written to each of our partners, be they promoters, venues or ticketing companies detailing the way in which we expect tickets to be sold: direct to fans.
"We have also partnered with a company called Twickets, which is a site aimed at the ethical resale of tickets.
"It allows fans to swap tickets at face value or less; we are pushing them as the official resale partner and a safe place for fans to swap tickets.
"We are aware and deeply concerned about the websites in question and have urged all fans not to engage with them in order to avoid being ripped off with higher prices or, potentially, counterfeit tickets.
"Once again, we urge all fans to only purchase tickets through official vendors."