WORLD famous alternative rock band Gorillaz are set to headline a Hampshire festival in 2018 – organisers have revealed.

In what is being dubbed a UK exclusive, Winchester’s BoomTown Fair will host Damon Albarn’s virtual band next August for the festival’s tenth anniversary.

Fresh from completing a huge world tour for their recent album Humanz, the Gorillaz are ready to enthral the 60,000 in attendance at BoomTown with their superior musicianship and visual mastery, in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Boomtown’s remastered Lion’s Den amphitheatre.

“Having the Gorillaz perform on our newly rebuilt Lion’s Den arena is beyond anything we could have imagined when we first started 10 years ago!” the organisers said.

“It’s unbelievably exciting to start collaborating for this one off show next summer and to delve into all the ways in which we can make the very most of the similarities between our musical styles and story based performance!”

The organisers added that tickets for the event, held at Matterley Estate from August 9-12, are already 50 per cent sold.