Ed Sheeran For BRIT Awards 2017 Performance

6 February 2017, 09:30 | Updated: 23 February 2017, 19:10

Ed Sheeran

The Castle On The Hill singer has joined the line-up of artists confirmed for the prestigious awards ceremony.

Ed Sheeran is the latest act to be announced to perform at The BRIT Awards 2017.

The singer-songwriter joins the line up of Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Emeli Sandé, The 1975, Bruno Mars and Skepta for Wednesday 22nd February at The O2 Arena. 

Like the other performers, Sheeran has been given his own emoji to celebrate the news.

The BRIT Awards have also announced the release of a 63-track compilation album on 17 February, featuring some of the biggest songs of the year, which fans can pre-order here.

Meanwhile, the Castle On The Hill singer has fought back against online ticketing touts, telling his fans not to buy tickets from "secondary sellers" which are selling them for over several times their original price.

Writing on his official tour website, Sheeran said: "Hey...for this tour I've teamed up with a company called Twickets - which is a safe, sensible and fair place for people to sell or buy any spare tickets they have for the shows.

"Via Twickets, everything is at face value (or less), so you're protected against fraud and hideous overpricing."

He added: "I'd ask all of you to use them and no other of these so-called 'secondary sellers' - no matter how legit they look, this is by far the best option, so please ... only way you should go for any spare tickets is Twickets."