Five-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan and Welsh Open champion Stuart Bingham will be in action on the opening evening of the Players Championship in Llandudno.
O'Sullivan and Bingham will discover their opponents following the conclusion of this week's Gibraltar Open.
The Ladbrokes Players Championship features the top 16 players on this season's one-year ranking list.
The tournament runs from 6-12 March.
World champion Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Barry Hawkins, Ding Junhui and Ali Carter are the other players who have been confirmed for the event at Venue Cymru which has a £125,000 top prize.