Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 11:11

Kasabian are the first band to be announced for the 2009 Eden Sessions and will play the world-famous Eden Project stage on July 4.

Kasabian, who beat Muse and Arctic Monkeys to the “Best Live Act” title at the NME Awards, release their eagerly anticipated new album on June 1, 2009. The record comes off the back of 2004’s acclaimed self-titled debut and the band’s follow-up Empire, which hit number one in the UK album charts after its release in August 2006.

Already confirmed for 2009 at the Eden Project is Oasis, who are due to play their rescheduled gig on July 14.

Peter Hampel, Eden’s Creative Director, said: “We’ve got our work cut out in 2009 to match last year’s success, but Kasabian are without doubt, one of the world’s top live acts and alongside Oasis, have given us the best possible start.”

The Eden Sessions are returning for their eighth year, having previously played host to the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, KT Tunstall, The Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, The Verve, Amy Winehouse, Goldfrapp, Basement Jaxx, Snow Patrol and Editors

Tickets for the Kasabian Eden Session will go on sale on February 24 at 6pm priced at £35 each plus a £5 booking fee per ticket. To book, call the Eden box office on 01726 811972 or visit