U2 will play a free concert in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of a star-studded bill for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Other acts confirmed to perform at the EMAs include Jay-Z, Green Day, Robbie Williams, Tokio Hotel, Leona Lewis, Foo Fighters and Shakira.

U2's outdoor concert will be beamed live into the awards ceremony, which takes at Berlin's 02 World Arena on Nov. 5 -- a date which marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The MTV Europe awards were previously staged in Berlin in 1994.

In a statement, U2 manager Paul McGuinness said in a statement: "It'll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down -- should be fun."

Dan Ligtvoet, managing director of MTV Networks Germany, added that MTV is "proud to be part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall," adding that "Berlin can look back on a rich history and boasts a multifaceted cultural scene."

Katy Perry, who presented last year's awards in Liverpool, England, will once again host the EMAs ceremony. She will be joined by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, who will be reporting from backstage, while U.K. singer Joss Stone will be interviewing guests on the red carpet.

Actors Bar Refaeli, Monica Bellucci, Jean Reno and Juliette Lewis, as well as re-formed boy band Backstreet Boys and German tennis legend Boris Becker, will all present awards.

In terms of awards, Lady Gaga and Green Day lead the field with five nominations each, while U2 are in the running for best rock band.

Pixie Lott has already been announced as the winner of best U.K. and Ireland act, while Silbermond has been confirmed as best German band. Both acts will compete for the best European act trophy with 21 artists from across the continent. Online voting is still ongoing.

In the build-up to the EMA's, MTV will also stage MTV Music Week in Berlin, beginning Oct. 30. Lexy (one half of German electro act Lexy and K-Paul), Paul van Dyk and Mousse T. are among the acts set to play across the city.