Arctic Monkeys to open Brit Awards 2014
Arctic Monkeys have agreed to headline The Brit Awards next year following years of snubbing the ceremony
Arctic Monkeys have agreed to headline The Brit Awards 2014.
The 'Do I Wanna Know' singers have ended their mockery of the iconic music awards show by agreeing to open the proceedings with a live performance next February, following years of snubbing the ceremony.
The group - which consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders - famously refused to attend the ceremony in 2006 where they won Breakthrough Act, and the following year they made a mockery by dressing as characters from the 'Wizard Of Oz', before delivering a sarcastic acceptance speech in 2008.
Brits chairman, Christian Tattersfield said: "It took a lot of wining and dining on behalf of the Brits but it was my absolute priority to get Arctic Monkeys to perform. It has been their year. It helps that the Brit Awards is now seen as a credible event and is no longer the shambles it was four or five years ago."
Arctic Monkeys will share the stage with Katy Perry who has also been announced to perform and a decision will be made as to whether the Outstanding Achievement in Music prize will return.
The ceremony - which sees James Corden in his final year as host - will take place at London's O2 arena and organisers are hoping it will be viewed by over 10 million people.