Coldplay, Jessie J and Red Hot Chili Peppers also slated for Belfast bash
Speaking about the gig, Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish singer with the band, told BBC News:
Very often Northern Ireland in the past has been in the news for other reasons and this is a really, really amazingly positive reason to be in the news.
He added: “The city is literally vibrating with joy. It’s kind of a dream to stop the traffic in Belfast.”
The show will be hosted by Bieber‘s teen girlfriend Selina Gomez, with the ceremony getting underway at 9pm (GMT).
See MTVEMA.com for a full list of nominees.