REVEALED! New Brit Awards 2014 statue - first acts announced for the 19 February 2014 event

The cream of the British music industry will be crowned at the Brit Awards 2014 which is to be held at the 02 Arena in London on 19 February. Katy Perry and Arctic Monkeys are among the first acts to be confirmed to perform at the ceremony. Digital Spy reports that the 2014 awards will see recipients receive a brand new designed award. The new trophy has been designed by fashion icon and hat designer to the stars Philip Treacy and has a glossy black finish. "Music has always been my inspiration and I'm fortunate to have worked with some of the music industry's greatest artists," Treacy said. "My inspiration for the trophy comes from a uniquely British genre of music, punk." Brits Chairman Christian Tattersfield added: "Philip is renowned for his distinctive and memorable designs so we are thrilled to have him on board for this year. His involvement guarantees that the 2014 award will continue the tradition of iconic Brits statues and we are pleased to be able to reward music creativity with something so unique and special." It was also announced that British comedian James Corden will host the Brit Awards 2014, but revealed that his fifth time in the role will be his last.