Live coverage of Prince’s London concert at O2 will be screened on Sky News, it has been announced.

Viewers will be able to see the purple superstar perform two songs which will air live on the channel between 8.30pm and 9pm on Friday September 21, before his concert is beamed worldwide from 9pm via other television stations.

Music experts reportedly believe the rock star’s decision to choose a news channel rather than a music station is part of the ‘democratisation’ of his music, making it more accessible to consumers.

Sky News said: “Prince is one of the top artists of his generation. It’s too good an opportunity to miss.”

Viewers can watch Prince live on Sky News (Sky Digital channel 501, Freeview channel 82) from 8.30pm on Friday, September 21.

The singer surprised the fashion world earlier this week at Matthew Williamson’s London Fashion Week’s catwalk show, when he leapt on stage to perform U Got The Look.