The Verve is the first headliner confirmed for the Eden Sessions on June 27, to be staged in the unique confines of the Eden Project eco-tourism site in Cornwall, south west England.

The reunited British alternative rock act joins a swelling list of stars who have played the Eden Sessions, which includes Amy Winehouse, Brian Wilson, Muse, Lily Allen, Basement Jaxx and Pulp.

"This is arguably the biggest coup yet for the Sessions and marks a welcome return to our heartland of great guitar bands," comments Peter Hampel, Eden's creative director. "The Verve will kick the season off in spectacular style, and with other top names in the pipeline it really looks set to be one of our best ever."

The Verve is on the comeback trail, having split up in 1999 at the height of its commercial power. After reuniting last summer, an initial string of concert dates was met with enthusiastic demand.

"The buzz is great," says the band's manager Jazz Summers, CEO of Big Life. "We've got people all over the world who want the band to play."

The reunited U.K. rock outfit has already slated a string of festival appearances, including the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival next month, Japan's Summer Sonic festival, and summer European dates at Glastonbury and V Festival in England, and T in the Park in Scotland, among others.

The band's as-yet-untitled fourth EMI album is tentatively due in June.