The folk star, formerly known as Cat Stevens, will be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award along with singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who will also be honoured for his success.

Islam will perform at the music prizegiving, which will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 22 April (15).

Wainwright, who will also perform, says, "I'll be happy and gratified, not to mention a bit smug, to receive my award in Cardiff next month."