Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 11:10

British rockers The Kooks will headline an Eden Session on July 18.

The Kooks are the third confirmed big-name act for the Eden Project in 2009, following Kasabian who will play on July 4. Rock legends Oasis play a sold out gig on the Eden Project stage on July 14.

Famed for their catchy hooks and upbeat sensibility, Brighton four-piece The Kooks hit the top of the UK album charts with 2008’s Konk, featuring the single Always Where I Need to Be.

Konk followed the band’s 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out which reached number two in the charts. Seven of the 14 tracks from Inside Out/Inside In made it into the UK top 40, included top ten entries Naïve and She Moves Her Own Way.

In 2006, following Inside In/Inside Out’s release, The Kooks were named Best UK and Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Peter Hampel, Eden’s Creative Director, said: “The Kooks have already established a great reputation for really strong song-writing and for delivering high energy and uplifting live sets. On the back of a hotly tipped new album, they will be a real highlight of this year’s Sessions."

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, Keane and Editors.

Last year’s Sessions were widely regarded as the best in the gigs’ history. Further announcements on headliners and support acts for this year will be made soon.

Those who want to be guaranteed Sessions tickets can sign up to Eden's priority membership scheme, Inside Track Premium. This costs £15 and guarantees members the option to buy two tickets for each Session for a week before they go on general release.

To buy Inside Track membership visit or call the box office on 01726 811972.

Tickets for The Kooks’s Eden Session go on sale on March 2 at 6pm priced at £35 each plus a £5 booking fee per ticket. To book, contact the Eden box office on 01726 811972 or at