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Jepsen and Bieber to play Grey Cup

Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen are set for a homecoming gig of a lifetime - the chance to perform at the half-time show of the 100th Grey Cup.

The Canadian stars will join fellow rock band Marianas Trench and folk singer Gordon Lightfoot to take centre stage at the Canadian Football League championship game on November 25, reported CTV News.

Country singer Johnny Reid and rocker Burton Cummings will headline a special kick-off show before the game at Toronto's Rogers Centre.

"We are absolutely thrilled to unveil an all-Canadian, all-star line-up that features the biggest pop star in the world, the woman who gave us one of the biggest songs ever, one of the hottest young bands in the country, an iconic balladeer, a rock-and-roll legend, and one of this country's leading entertainers," said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

"This array of stars will command a huge and diverse audience, entertaining our most loyal fans and attracting new ones to our game's greatest showcase. It spans genres and generations. And it's quintessentially Canadian and undoubtedly world class, at the same time."

Other homegrown music stars who have played the Grey Cup half-time show include Nickelback, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain and Bryan Adams.

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