Beyonce to play Michael Jackson concert via satellite

Beyonce will perform at the UK Jackson tribute gig via satellite link-up

Beyonce has been confirmed to take part in a Michael Jackson tribute concert in October.

The singer will appear via satellite link-up to perform a Jackson 5 cover at the Michael Forever show at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

It is not known if the performance will be live or pre-recorded.

Organisers said: "Due to scheduling issues she can't be there in person, but this performance is not to be missed."

Making the announcement on the event's Facebook page they added that Beyonce was "a lifelong Michael fan".

She will join confirmed artists Leona Lewis, JLS, Christina Aguilera, Pixie Lott and Cee Lo Green at the event.

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The concert has been the subject of controversy since initial details were announced last month.

Two of Michael Jackson's brothers had criticised the planned tribute the pop superstar as "inappropriate" and "ill-timed".

Jermaine and Randy Jackson are unhappy that it will clash with the trial of Conrad Murray, the doctor charged in relation to their brother's death.

Rock band Kiss were then booked for the gig and removed once comments made by their bass player Gene Simmons about Michael Jackson were highlighted.

He had described Jackson as a "child molester" during a magazine interview last year.

Jackson was cleared of child molestation in 2005.

Organisers of the gig have reiterated that tickets for the concert, which takes place on 8 October, will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday at 9am.