A special New York gig features a stellar bill - and among the highlights will be a star-studded hiphop melody...

MARIAH CAREY, PUFF DADDY, SALT ‘N’ PEPA and JANE’S ADDICTION are among the artists slated to appear at a live concert to celebrate the 20th birthday of MTV.

The event, ‘MTV20: Live and Almost Legal’, takes place on August 1 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, will be broadcast across the MTV networks.

In addition to the headline acts, the event will also feature performances from TLC and Billy Idol.

Other highlights of the event include a hiphop medley featuring rap stars from the last 20 years, including Run DMC, Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes and Salt ‘n’ Pepa, and a duet between Mary J Blige and Wu-Tang Clan‘s Method Man.

More acts are to be announced as the date approaches.