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Ludacris, Avril to Open VMAs

Ludacris, Avril Lavigne and Disturbing tha Peace will perform during the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act, the precursor to the actual awards show on August 29th at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

The latest group of performers joins an already long list of main event acts, including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eminem, the Hives, Sheryl Crow, Ja Rule and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.

Brandy, Usher, Linkin Park and P.O.D. have been added to the cast of presenters. Saturday Night Live’s Jimmy Fallon, who releases The Bathroom Wall on August 27th, will host.