Kings Of Leon are to headline British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2017.

The American band - who have just released their seventh studio album 'WALLS' - are going to rock the Great Oak Stage at the London music festival on July 6 and they cannot wait to come to the UK to perform for their British fans.

Drummer Nathan Followill said: ''It's always a pleasure to party with our amazing fans at Hyde Park.''

Joining Kings of Leon - also comprised of Nathan's brothers Caleb Followill and Jared Followill and their cousin Matthew Followill - on the bill are legendary US alt-rock band Pixies.

Cited as an inspiration for Nirvana, Radiohead and Blur, the group - fronted by Black Francis - will play their biggest ever London show following the release of their latest LP 'Head Carrier'. The line-up also includes Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with more acts to be confirmed.

Kings of Leon are the third headliners confirmed for BST in Hyde Park following the announcement of Green Day and Phil Collins.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to The Who, Neil Young to Stevie Wonder and Carole King to Taylor Swift.

Tickets for Kings of Leon's appearance go on general sale on Wednesday November 30 with pre-sale available from November 25 to the band's fanclub members and Barclaycard holders from November 26.