From its inception in 1982 the BRIT Awards have been the highest profile music awards in the UK and have attracted some of the industry's biggest names. This year is to be no different with some huge names confirmed and one major act returning.

Robbie Williams to perform

He is currently the winner of the highest number of BRIT awards ever with 13 as a solo artist and 5 as a member of Take That. In an interview about the upcoming show BRITs chairman Jason Iley said of Robbie '...he has become part of the awards history.' He is also set to bag the coveted BRIT icon award, following in the footsteps of the likes of David Bowie and Elton John.

Robbie has stated that he is 'delighted to be performing at the BRITs again.' He will also feature on the BRITs 2017 compilation album released on February 17th alongside other artists to celebrate to biggest tracks of the year from music's best talent.

BRITs hosts

The host of the show for this was meant to be Canadian crooner Michael Buble but since his son was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year the star has had to withdraw. Instead the hosting role will be undertaken by The X Factor's Dermot O' Leary and Big Brother's Emma Willis. The X Factor presenter is said to be honored to be asked to step in.

More stars performing

In addition to the incomparable Robbie Williams the show will also see a host of other world renowned stars.

X Factor winners and international superstars, Little Mix, will be appearing. The show will also see Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Bruno Mars and the 1975.

Katy Perry returns

In another great coup for the show the US singer Katy Perry has confirmed she will be appearing at the awards. The winner of Best International Female Solo Artist 2009 said in an interview that she is delighted to come back to her one of her favorite countries and a place where most of her musical influences derive from.

This will be her first UK TV appearance in 3 years.

Watch the show live and vote

This year's BRIT awards will be televised live on February 22nd from 7.30pm and voting for Best British Video and Best British Breakthrough Act can be done online.