The Killers are to headline Benicassim.

The 'Mr. Brightside' hitmakers have been announced as the first headliners of the Spanish festival, which will take place from July 19-22 next year in the town of Benicassim near Valencia.

Further acts are due to be announced for the music spectacle - which was headlined by Red Hot Chili Pepeprs, The Weeknd and Kasabian last year - in the coming weeks.

The US rockers - made up of Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. - look set to be busy in 2018 after they announced two UK stadium shows earlier this week.

The 'Somebody Told Me' hitmakers will take to the stage at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Wales and then head to north west England to Bolton's Macron Stadium for a show on July 13, 2018.

Confirming the news on their official Twitter account, the group wrote: ''Double the trouble, twice the fun. We've added two more shows in the UK. Tickets on sale Friday (sic)''

Tickets for both gigs will be available from 9.30am on Friday (08.12.17).

The Killers performed a 12-date UK tour in November, including two shows at The O2, and performed a secret set at Glastonbury over the summer.

Taking to the stage in the John Peel tent on the final day of the annual music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, south west England, Brandon said: ''It's good to be here. They say you play the John Peel Stage twice in your career - once on the way up, and once on the way down. It's great to be back.''